Women's Soccer Heads East For Weekend Matchups
Sept. 10, 2008
Indiana Hoosiers (2-3-0) at George Mason Patriots (2-3-0)
Friday, Sept. 12 | 7 p.m. ET
Indiana Hoosiers (2-3-0) at Loyola Greyhounds (0-3-1)
Sunday, Sept. 14 | Noon ET
THE OPENING WHISTLE
The Indiana women's soccer team hits the road for a weekend on the East Coast as it takes on CAA squad George Mason and MAAC power Loyola in a pair of non-conference contests. IU is coming off a 1-1-0 finish at the Hoosier Classic, as it blasted Vermont 5-0 but fell victim to a strong performance by Cal Poly on Sunday, 3-1. Kelly Lawrence had a goal in each contest for the Hoosiers and five different Indiana players scored in Friday's victory. The Patriots enter the weekend 2-3-0 after taking a pair of 1-0 victories at the Mason Tournament, while Loyola is coming off a tie against San Diego State last weekend and is 0-3-1 on the year.
Diane Drake is in her fifth season as the head coach for GMU and her 10th season overall as a head coach. She has a record of 34-37-6 for the Patriots and is 79-81-12 in her career. Katherine Remy Vettori is in her first season at the helm of the Greyhounds. The former Duke All-American has six years of experience as a collegiate assistant coach.
The five goals scored were the most by an IU squad since posting a 5-1 victory over Florida International on Sept. 10, 2004, and marked just the 13th time in school history (and just the fourth time since 1998) that Indiana has scored five or more goals. The five-goal margin of victory was the most lopsided win by a Hoosier team since Joe Kelley's 1998 squad drummed IUPUI 9-0 on Sept. 6, 1998. Indiana's four second-half goals were the most since last year's 4-0 victory over Evansville on Sept. 23.
The Hoosiers also unleashed 30 shots on the Catamounts, putting 15 of those on goal. The 30 shots were the most since Indiana attempted 35 against Jacksonville on Sept. 2 of last season, but the 15 shots on goal were the most since Illinois' Leisha Alcia made 13 saves and the Fighting Illini added a team save in a 1-1 tie in Champaign on Oct. 17, 2004.
Five different IU players scored in the game, with Darby Hannon, Liz Holby, Chloe McKay, Kerri Krawczak and Kelly Lawrence scoring in the game. It marked the first time five different players have scored in a game since Kris Fosdick (three goals), Kelly Kram (two), Tracy Grose (two), Abby Ryan (one) and Tory Dolan (one) all scored in the aforementioned IUPUI match.
TWO EARN ALL-CLASSIC NODS
ON THE BOARD
Then, in the second half, freshman Carly Samp sent a cross deep into the box, where Liz Holby tapped it home in the 48th minute for the Barrington, Ill., native's first collegiate point. Samp followed that with a square ball to Chloe McKay at the top of the 18 in the 66th minute, and McKay converted it for her first goal of the season to give Samp a multi-assist game.
Kerri Krawczak was the third freshman to get on the score sheet for the first time. The freshman, who was a high school All-American in 2007, headed home a McKay corner in the 75th minute for her first career tally.
Additionally, Kaylin Clow and Lindsay Campbell made their Hoosier debuts in the contest. Clow played 11 minutes and tallied a shot, while Campbell made her first career start in net for IU. The Dallas native posted a shutout victory and made one save in the win.
When Lawrence knocked home the PK for the game winner against Tennessee, it marked the first converted PK for the Hoosiers since Kara Bryan scored in the 21st minute against Penn State on Sept. 30, 2001. Indiana had been awarded two penalties since Bryan's goal, but was unable to convert on either of them. The previous PK awarded to the Hoosiers was against Northwestern in 2006, but Lawrence, then a freshman, missed just wide.
Additionally, five others among the class of 10 true freshmen have seen action this season. Lindsay Campbell (goalkeeper), Kaylin Clow (midfielder), Gina Daniele (midfielder), Lex Dickison (goalkeeper) and Michelle Lind (defender) all have played in at least one contest for IU. Additionally, redshirt freshman and Bloomington native Darby Hannon played in her first two games at the Hoosier Classic last weekend.
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