HOOSIERS PLAY MONTANA
September 7, 1999 HOOSIERS PLAY MONTANA
GAME INFORMATION: The Hoosiers (0-3-0) play Montana (1-1-0) at Kuntz Stadium in Indianapolis Friday at 6 p.m.
THE SERIES: The Hoosiers and the Grizzlies are meeting for the first time.
HEAD COACH JOE KELLEY... is in his seventh season as the Indiana head coach. He has an overall record of 64-57-2 (.528) and 18-18-1 (.500) in Big Ten play. Kelley has led the Hoosiers to the 1996 Big Ten Tournament Championship and trips to the NCAA Tournament in 1996 and 1998.
WEEK IN REVIEW: IU played in the Tiger Invitational in Columbia, Missouri. The Hoosiers lost to Missouri 2-1 Friday and fell to Vanderbilt 1-0 Sunday. Goalkeeper Ashley Davis recorded 16 stops in the two games.
TOP NOTCH RECRUITS: IU's freshman class was ranked 20th nationally and third in the Great Lakes Region by soccerbuzz.com, a web site devoted to women's soccer.
COUNTDOWN TO 100: Tracy Grose needs just 31 points to become the first IU player to reach 100 career points.
CLOSING IN ON 20: Senior goalkeeper Ashley Davis need just three more wins to become the second 20-game winner in IU history. Merit EWlzey won 35 from 1994-97.
SAINT LOUIS CONNECTION: There will be a lot of framiliar faces on the field when the Hoosiers face Saint Louis. Six IU players are from the St. Louis area: Kate Kastl, Kristen Sprunger, Tracy Grose, Emily Etzkorn, Kelly Kram, and Tricia Butler.
OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN: Emily Etzkorn and Tracy Grose are the captains for 1999.
NOT WASTING ANY TIME: IU freshman Jenny Mann scored in her first collegiate game. Mann found the net from 25 yards out in the 60th minute at Xavier August 28.
DEFENDING HOME TURF: The Hoosiers have a nine-game winning streak at Bill Armstrong record and could tie the school record at 10 with a win over Saint Louis September 12.
YOUNG GUNS: Nine Hoosier freshman have seen action already this season, five have started at least one game: Kate Kastl (3), Jenny Mann (3), Emily Markwell (3), Jessie Rabin (1), and Lisa Tecklenburg (1).
ALLWAYS IN THE LINEUP: Wendy Graves and Kendal Willis have played in 46 consecutive games which ties them for eight on the IU all-time list. They need just one more to move into seventhth and three more to tie for sixth. Willis is also tied for third in consecutive startswith 43.
FEELING HOMESICK: IU opens the season with four games away from home and plays 11 games outside Bill Armstrong Stadium. The four-game road trip is the longest ever to start a season.
CHALLENGING SCHEDULE: The Hoosiers play eight games against 1998 NCAA Tournament teams, including five opponents in Big Ten play. The opponents are Xavier, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Penn State, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame.
RIVALRY BEGINS: The IU-Purdue rivalry enters women's soccer this fall. The teams meet for the first time in the regular season as the Hoosiers host the Boilermakers Friday October 22 at 7 p.m.
MULTI-GOAL MANIA: Tracy Grose and Abby Ryan each have four career multi-goal games and need three more to tie the IU all-time record of seven held by Wendy Dillinger (1993-97).
BIG TEN HOSTS: IU hosts the 1999 Big Ten Tournament at Bill Armstrong Stadium November 5-7. The top eight Big Ten teams make the field which is seeded No.1 to No. 8.
ASHLEY DAVIS: recorded 16 saves in the Tiger Invatational; seven against Missouri and 16 vs. Vanderbilt...holds IU single -season records for wins (14 in 1998) and shutouts (8 in 1998).
EMILY ETZKORN: fired one shot on goal at Missouri...took two shots at Xavier.
TRACY GROSE: led the team with five shots at Xavier...holds IU single-season records for goals (15 in 1998) and points (37 in 1998).
KATE KASTL: shot twice in the opener at Xavier.
KELLY KRAM: fired two shots and scored one goal at Missouri.
JENNY MANN: has taken two shots in each of the first three games...scored her first collegiate goal at Xavier.
EMILY MARKWELL: took the first shot of her collegiate career against Vanderbilt.
LISA TECKLENBURG: shot once at Xavier.
CARRIE WATTS: took four shots, two on goal, at Missouri...tied the single season assist record with eight in 1998.
KENDAL WILLIS: took one shot versus Vanderbilt.
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