Women's Soccer

    HOOSIERS HOST SAINT LOUIS IN HOME OPENER

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!
    September 11, 1999

    HOOSIERS HOST SAINT LOUIS IN HOME OPENER

    GAME INFORMATION: The Hoosiers (1-3-0) host Saint Louis (3-1-0) in the 1999 home opener at Bill Armstrong Stadium Sunday at 6 p.m.

    THE SERIES: The Hoosiers lead the Billikens 1-0 all-time. The teams met for the first time in 1998 with IU winning 1-0 at Saint Louis.

    HEAD COACH JOE KELLEY... is in his seventh season as the Indiana head coach. He has an overall record of 65-57-2 (.532) 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.

    LAST GAME: Indianapolis, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team captured its first win of the season with a crushing win over Montana 4-1 at Kuntz Stadium Friday night.
    IU (1-3-0) scored three goals in the second half, with Kristen Sprunger, Kendal Willis, and Tracy Grose adding herb second of the game. The Grizzlies (1-2-0) managed just four shots for the game and never really threatened in the second half.
    Sprunger, a freshman, tallied the first goal of her collegiate career and the final goal of the game at 89:04. Sprunger took a pass from Kate Kastl, also a freshman, and drilled the ball into net from 15 yards past Montana goalkeeper Natalie Hiller. Willis scored her first goal of the season from 35 yards out.
    "The ball was deflected out from a corner kick," said Willis. "I just hit it as hard as I could, and fortunately it went in."
    IU took the game to Montana from the start, scoring in the 15th minute. Grose, a senior and All-America candidate, took a pass from sophomore Kelly Kram and put it in the lower left corner past the Grizzlies' goalkeeper Amy Bemis.
    "The turning point was right at the beginning," said coach Joe Kelley. "We came out with a purpose and really dictated the pace of the game."
    For Grose, this was the fifth multi-goal game of her career, which is second all-time at IU. Assistant coach Wendy Dillinger holds the record with seven multi-goal games from 1993-97.

    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 27 points to become the first IU player to reach 100 career points.

    CLOSING IN ON 20: Senior goalkeeper Ashley Davis need just two more wins to become the second 20-game winner in IU history. Merit Elzey won 35 from 1994-97.

    SAINT LOUIS CONNECTION: There will be a lot of familiar 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, Kristen Sprunger and Kate Kastl have already tallied at least one point in their collegiate careers. Mann found the net from 25 yards out in the 60th minute at Xavier, while Sprunger scored in the 89th minute against Montana as Kastl tallied the assist.

    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.

    YOUNG GUNS: Ten Hoosier freshman have seen action already this season, five have started at least one game: Kate Kastl (4), Jenny Mann (4), Emily Markwell (4), Jessie Rabin (1), and Lisa Tecklenburg (1).

    ALWAYS IN THE LINEUP: Wendy Graves and Kendal Willis have played in 47 consecutive games which ties them for seventh on the IU all-time list. They need just two more to tie for sixth. Willis is also third in consecutive starts with 44.

    FEELING HOMESICK: IU opened 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 has five multi-goal games in her career and Abby Ryan has four in her career. The IU all-time record of seven is held by assistant coach 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 Invitational; 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: scored two goals in the win over Montana...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: first collegiate assist against Montana...shot twice in the opener at Xavier.

    KELLY KRAM: took four shots and tallied an assist in the win over Montana...fired two shots and scored one goal at Missouri.

    JENNY MANN: has taken tat least one shot in each game...scored her first collegiate goal at Xavier.

    EMILY MARKWELL: took the first shot of her collegiate career against Vanderbilt.

    JESSIE RABIN: took one shot versus Montana.

    KRISTEN SPRUNGER: scored her first collegiate goal in the 89th minute of the Montana game.

    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: scored from 35 yards out in the Montana game.

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