Pipkens Goal Leads IU to First Win
September 7, 2003
St. Louis, Mo. Freshman defender Megan Pipkens scored her first career goal and the Hoosiers first season goal in a 1-0 victory over Army Sunday afternoon.
Pipkens goal came 72:52 minutes into the game on an assist from Emily Hotz. Hotz was able to get by her defenders on the right side and give Pipkens 12 yards in front of the net. Pipkens turned to face the net and took one touch to get the ball in the left side of the net.
We didnt play any differently as far as the number of shots we took, corner kicks, or our aggressiveness, said Coach Lyon. Todays game was very similar to the previous three games, we had many chances to score, and are glad we actually got one today. We made a little change in our formation and that definitely helped.
The Hoosiers were bound to get a goal as they applied pressure on Armys defense and kept the ball in their possession for most of the game. Indiana dominated on offense and defense, firing twenty shots, ten of them on goal, and holding the Black Knights to just three shots.
In the first half, five Hoosiers attacked the defense and were able to get themselves in scoring position. Defender Erin Hesselbach had the first attempt of the game as she got a head on the ball after a cross in the middle. Kristen Zmijewksi and Emily Hotz kept the ball moving in front of the net, each taking two shots on goal.
Kim Grodek sparked the Hoosiers offense early in the second half. Just two minutes into the half, she belted two shots on target that were slightly wide. Zmijewski used her quick footwork to out hustle her opponents and create more chances to score.
The Hoosiers, now 1-3, are back in action on Friday September 12. They face Butler University at Lawrence Park in Indianapolis at 7:00 p.m.