Sept. 9, 2010
Indiana Hoosiers (3-2) vs. #7 Texas A&M Aggies (4-1)
Friday, Sept. 10, 2010
7:30 p.m. ET Armstrong Stadium
Live Video on IUHoosiers.com
Indiana Hoosiers (3-2) vs. Hofstra Pride (2-1)
Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010
1:00 p.m. ET Armstrong Stadium
Live Video on IUHoosiers.com
Indiana Game Notes (PDF)
**Both games will be available the following day on Comcast in the state of Indiana.
(check local listings for times/channel)
The Hoosiers come into this weekend with a 3-2 record and will be hosting one of the top teams in the country, as No. 7 Texas A&M comes to town on Friday, followed by a strong Hofstra team on Sunday. Indiana picked up a 2-1 overtime victory last weekend against Western Michigan and then suffered a 3-1 setback to Nebraska at Armstrong Stadium. Freshman Lara Ross scored the game-winner against the Broncos with two minutes left in overtime, her second goal of the season. Junior Carly Samp scored her third goal of the year in the loss to Nebraska, but she now leads the team with eight points.
Texas A&M has already played three teams ranked in the top 25 this year and is 2-1 in those games. They started the year with a 3-0 loss to No. 1 North Carolina but have since defeated Virginian Tech and Washington State. Alyssa Mautz leads the team with five goals and the team is averaging 2.80 goals per game. Hofstra is 2-1 and has wins against Rhode Island and Fordham to go with a loss to Boston College. They will be playing at Purdue Friday night before coming to Bloomington on Sunday.
Mick Lyon is in his ninth season at the helm of the IU women's soccer program, where he has a record of 76-67-18. Last year the Hoosiers finished the seaosn with a 10-7-2 overall record and fell just short of earning an NCAA Tournament berth. The team started out 2009 with six straight victories to set a school record. His 2007 campaign was his finest as a Hoosier head coach, as he led IU to its first NCAA Tournament in his tenure, and saw the Hoosiers advance to the third round of the Tournament for the first time in school history. Lyon's teams have been dominant at home, as the Hoosiers are 47-19-7 on Yeagley Field in his reign, including a 28-9-4 mark in the last three seasons. Lyon has a career record of 183-132-36 (.521) in his 18th year as a college coach.
G Guerrieri is in her 18th season as the Texas A&M head coach and has a record of 308-98-19 with the Aggies. Simon Riddiough is in his fifth season at Hofstra and has compiled a 50-27-8 overall record.
RECORD VS. OPPONENTS
Indiana has played both of this weeks opponents just once prior to this year and has a 1-1 record. Last year the Hoosiers went to Hofstra and came away with a stirring 3-2 victory in overtime. IU tied the game in the closing seconds of regulation and then midway through the extra period put home the game-winner.
In 2008, IU travelled to College Station, Texas, to take on the #13 Aggies and suffered a 3-1 defeat. The game was tied 1-1 through 77 minutes but the Aggies broke it open late. Devon Beach had the lone IU goal.
Junior forward Carly Samp leads the Hoosiers with eight points (3 goals, 2 assists) so far this year. She scored the first goal of the season for the Hoosiers just over a minute into the opener at Evansville. She has since added goals against Butler and Nebraska to bring her career total to nine goals and 10 assists for a total of 28 points.
ROSS IS THE BOSS
Freshman defender Lara Ross showed that she is not afraid of the big moments, despite having little experience on the collegiate stage. She scored her first collegiate goal in a 6-0 rout of Butler and was in the right place at the right time with two minutes left in overtime against Western Michigan.