Indiana Set to Host Hoosier Classic
Sept. 5, 2007
SETTING THE SCENE
The Hoosiers are 1-1 on the season after a season-opening trip to Florida and will look to continue their winning ways after a 4-3, double-overtime victory over Jacksonville. USC (2-0-0) and Maryland (1-0-1) are both undefeated heading into the weekend, while LMU is 0-2. The Trojans are ranked 19th in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll.
LAST TIME OUT
Sophomores Natalie O'Bryan and Kelly Lawrence and freshman Chloe McKay each had their first career goals for the Hoosiers in the contest, as IU peppered JU with 35 shots. Freshman Lauren Hollandsworth played the final 57:44 and made one save to collect the win for Indiana.
The victory followed a hard-fought 1-0 loss to No. 13 Florida on Friday. The Hoosiers outshot the Gators 7-4 over the final 65 minutes of action, while Hollandsworth made five saves in her college debut.
SCOUTING THE LIONS
Loyola Marymount opened its 2007 season with a pair of losses in California, dropping a 1-0 road contest to UC Santa Barbara and a 1-0, double-overtime game to Dayton at home. Despite the scoring woes in their opening weekend, the Lions return eight of their top nine scorers from a 2006 squad that went 10-3-6 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Keeper Joslyn Slovek, who posted a 0.70 goals against average in 2006, is also back for LMU.
SCOUTING THE TROJANS
The four goals scored against JU matched the 2006 season hiugh, set in a 4-0 win over Texas Tech on Sept. 2, 2006. The three goals allowed were the most given up by the Hoosiers since a 3-0 loss to Michigan State in the opening round of the 2005 Big Ten Tournament. The game also marks the first time in IUWS history that Indiana has allowed three goals and come away with a win. IU was previously 0-42 in program history went giving up three or more goals. The seven total goals scored were the most in an IU match since a 5-2 loss to Wisconsin on Oct. 3, 2004.
ON THE BOARD
O'Bryan was the first to score, notching a goal at the 2:45 mark to put the Hoosiers up 1-0. The Greenwood, Ind., native played in seven games last season, and the contest against the Dolphins was her first career start.
Lawrence played and started 19 games in 2006, earning her lone assist of the season off a free kick that found its way to Christie Kotynski in the box against Charlotte. She netted her first career goal off an assist from Kotynski in the 81st minute against JU on a header of her own.
McKay, playing in just her second game as a Hoosier, stole an errant Jacksonville clearance and blasted a shot past the keeper for her first tally. The Suffield, Conn., native set school and conference records in high school with 109 goals and 89 assists.
A FRESH LOOK
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