Women's Soccer

    First Road Trip Sends Hoosiers to California

    Go Hoosiers! Indiana travels to California for a pair of games this weekend
    Go Hoosiers!
    Indiana travels to California for a pair of games this weekend
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug. 30, 2012

    Week One
     Dates August 31 & September 2, 2012
     Location Santa Barbara, Calif. & Malibu, Calif.
     Aug. 31 Indiana at UC Santa Barbara • 10:00 p.m. ET | Live Stats | Watch (Free)
     Sept. 2 Indiana at Pepperdine • 4:00 p.m. ET | Gametracker | Watch (Free)
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     Social Media Twitter: @IUWSoccer

    The Hoosiers will be playing UC Santa Barbara and Pepperdine for the first time in program history.

    The last time that Indiana travelled to the state of California to play was Aug. 26 and 28 to play Loyola Marymount and Southern Cal, respectively. The Hoosiers posted a 0-0 tie against Loyola and lost 6-0 to USC.

    The last time Indiana won in the state of California was Sept. 7, 1997, when they topped San Diego by a score of 1-0.

    Orianica Velasquez, a senior forward for the Hoosiers, became the first-ever IUWS player to compete in the Olympics when she led Colombia into London this summer. It was the nation's first-ever appearance in the Olympics in women's soccer.

    Velasquez was in the starting lineup for all three pool play games in London and tallied nine shots overall, as Colombia failed to advance out of pool play following losses to North Korea, France and United States.

    The summer prior, Velasquez helped Colombia to an appearance in the FIFA Women's World Cup. She did not play in the first contest of pool play but came on as a substitute in the second match against the United States and nearly tallied a goal just seconds after entering the field of play. She then started the final game of the tournament against North Korea and was named "Player of the Match" by FIFA.

    Rebecca Candler was on the receiving end of both assists by Orianica Velasquez against Missouri State, scoring her first goals since her freshman year.

    On Aug. 26, Orianica Velasquez and Jessie Bujouves both had two assists in the Hoosiers 4-1 victory against Missouri State. It marked the first time an IU player has had two assists in a game since Sept. 5, 2008, when Carly Samp had a pair against Vermont.

    Indiana head coach Mick Lyon is entering his 11th season at the helm of the IU women's soccer program after spending the previous eight years at Evansville. He has racked up 193 wins between the two schools and has 93 wins with the Hoosiers entering the 2012 season.

    Joining Lyon on the IU sidelines this year will be a couple of familiar faces to IUWS fans. Chloe McKay (2007-10) and Megan Reinhardt (2005-07) will serve as assistant coaches. McKay was a volunteer/student assistant coach with the Hoosiers last year while Reinhardt was the goalkeeper coach at the University of Indianapolis last season.

    Junior midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy recorded her second career hat trick in the season opener against Arkansas State and wrote her name into the record book. She became the first player in IUWS history to record more than one hat trick in a career. She posted a hat trick as a sophomore against Butler.

    She has also found the back of the net this year against Ohio and Missouri State to give her five goals on the season and 11 in her career.




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