Hoosiers Move Up in Regional, National Polls
Sept. 11, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Following a win and a tie against a pair of strong California programs this weekend, the Indiana women's soccer team climbed in both the national and regional polls this week. The Hoosiers moved all the way up to sixth in the Great Lakes region and received votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Top 25 poll.
The Hoosiers garnered national attention following their 2-1, overtime victory over then-No. 13 USC on Sunday at Armstrong Stadium. Leigh Anne Cummings scored with six seconds remaining in regulation to send the game into extra time, and then Kristin Arnold scored just 49 seconds into overtime to bring the Hoosiers the victory. IU also earned a scoreless tie with Loyola Marymount on Friday night to bring its season record to 2-1-1. Indiana's only loss this season came to No. 9 Florida in the season opener on Aug. 31.
The Hoosiers are one of five Big Ten teams that received national mention in the latest poll. Penn State clocked in at No. 20 and Purdue is 22nd, while Ohio State and Illinois are also receiving votes. The Hoosiers are sixth in the region behind Notre Dame, Purdue, Marquette, Ohio State and Louisville this week.
Winners of this weekend's Hoosier Classic, Indiana had four players named to the All-Tournament team, as goalkeeper Lauren Hollandsworth, defenders Jessica Boots and Beverly Markwort and forward Kristin Arnold were named to the squad. It is the second straight Hoosier Classic title for IU, as it earned shutout victories over Northern Arizona and Wisconsin-Milwaukee last year.
Indiana is back in action at home this weekend, as it plays host to Samford and Ball State. The Bulldogs come to town on Friday for a 7 p.m. EDT contest, while the Cardinals will face the Hoosiers on Sunday at 2 p.m.
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