RECORD VS. OPPONENTS
Despite being roughly 60 miles apart, Indiana and Indiana State have played each other just twice since IU started it's program in 1993. The Hoosiers hold a 2-0 lead in the series and have outscored the Sycamores, 5-1. The teams do frequently play each other in spring exhibition contests.
Hoosiers Drop Conference Opener to Michigan, 1-0
On Sunday, the Indiana University women's soccer team put seven of its 12 shots on goal but were not able to get a tally and suffered a 1-0 loss to the Michigan Wolverines (6-2-1, 1-0 Big Ten) in the first conference game for both teams.
Historically, Indiana has struggled against Michigan, going just 3-10-3 against the Wolverines. The last win for IU came on Oct. 1, 2006, a 2-1 win in Ann Arbor.
GLOBAL EXPERIENCE Orianica Velasquez, a senior forward for the Hoosiers, became the first-ever IUWS player to compete in the Olympics when she led Colombia into London this summer. It was the nation's first-ever appearance in the Olympics in women's soccer.
Velasquez was in the starting lineup for all three pool play games in London and tallied nine shots overall, as Colombia failed to advance out of pool play following losses to North Korea, France and United States.
The summer prior, Velasquez helped Colombia to an appearance in the FIFA Women's World Cup. She did not play in the first contest of pool play but came on as a substitute in the second match against the United States and nearly tallied a goal just seconds after entering the field of play. She then started the final game of the tournament against North Korea and was named "Player of the Match" by FIFA.
Indiana scored four times in the first half against Xavier, the most goals scored in a half by the Hoosiers since scoring five in the second half against Butler in 2010.
TWICE AS NICE
On Aug. 26, Orianica Velasquez and Jessie Bujouves both had two assists in the Hoosiers 4-1 victory against Missouri State. It marked the first time an IU player has had two assists in a game since Sept. 5, 2008, when Carly Samp had a pair against Vermont. Then against Xavier, Rebecca Candler tallied a goal and two assists in the 5-0 Indiana victory.
YOU LOOK FAMILIAR
Indiana head coach Mick Lyon is entering his 11th season at the helm of the IU women's soccer program after spending the previous eight years at Evansville. He has racked up 193 wins between the two schools and has 93 wins with the Hoosiers entering the 2012 season.
Joining Lyon on the IU sidelines this year will be a couple of familiar faces to IUWS fans. Chloe McKay (2007-10) and Megan Reinhardt (2005-07) will serve as assistant coaches. McKay was a volunteer/student assistant coach with the Hoosiers last year while Reinhardt was the goalkeeper coach at the University of Indianapolis last season.
Junior midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy recorded her second career hat trick in the season opener against Arkansas State and wrote her name into the record book. She became the first player in IUWS history to record more than one hat trick in a career. She posted a hat trick as a sophomore against Butler.
She has also found the back of the net this year against Ohio and Missouri State to give her five goals on the season and 11 in her career.
HOME SWEET HOME
When Indiana traveled across state lines to take on Xavier last week, it was a homecoming for nine members of the squad and did they take advantage of playing in front of a number of friends and family. Not only did Indiana win 5-0, of the 14 points credited to the Hoosiers, nine came from players that hail from the state of Ohio.