Sept. 12, 2013
The Last Meeting
September 13, 2009
St. John's Ends No. 12/25 Indiana's Perfect Start to Season in 2-1 Loss
The St. John's Red Storm scored a pair of goals in just over three minutes in the second half on their way to a 2-1 win over the No. 12/25 Hoosiers on Sunday. The loss ends Indiana's (6-1-0) school record start to the season and its nine-game winning streak overall dating back to the end of the 2008 season.
The Last Meeting
September 19, 2010
Velasquez and Samp Power Hoosiers Past Central Michigan
The top two goal scorers for the Indiana women's soccer team, Orianica Velasquez and Carly Samp, both added to their totals on Sunday in a 2-1 victory over Central Michigan (3-3-1) at Armstrong Stadium. Lauren Hollandsworth made three saves in goal to pick up her 22nd career win, the third-most in IU history.
Friday is "Military Appreciation" Day as we recognized any and all service men and women in attendance.
It is also "Friday 4 Fun" with a chance to win a $50 gift card to Finish Line. To be entered into the gift card drawing, you have to attend all four (4) IU sporting events on Friday afternoon/evening, staring with Field Hockey at 4 p.m. where you pick up the card to get stamped. Then get your card stamped at women's soccer at 6 p.m. and volleyball at 7 p.m. before returning back to Armstrong Stadium for the men's soccer game at 8 p.m. Anyone that gets a stamp at all four venues will receive a Free T-shirt and be eligible to win a $50 gift card from Finish Line.
Sophomore midfielder Jessie Bujouves broke into the starting lineup last weekend against Eastern Michigan and certainly made a splash. On Friday, she recorded the only goal - a header off a corner kick - in the Hoosiers 1-0 win. Then on Sunday, she scored the game-winner - again on a header from a corner kick - and had an assist in a 5-0 IU triumph
For her efforts, she was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and was also named to the TopDrawerSoccer National Team of the Week.
TRIPLE THE FUN
Senior midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy continues to etch her name deep in the IUWS record books after her three goal performance against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 8. She was already the only player in IU history with more than one career hat trick and now she has three to her credit.
She leads the team with five goals this season and has a pair of game-winners.
DIVERSIFY THE PORTFOLIO
In the 5-0 win against Georgia Southern, Indiana had five different players record goals. The last time that happened was a 5-0 win at Xavier on Sept. 7, 2012.
For the season, a total of nine different players have scored at least one goal for the Hoosiers and 13 have recorded at least one point.
The Indiana defense has been, statistically, one of the best in the Big Ten through the first two weekends. The Hoosiers have allowed just one goal over the first six games, a total matched only by Iowa. That total is also the fewest goals allowed by an IU team to start a season.
The defense is anchored in goal by Shannon Flower with defenders Lara Ross, Rebecca Dreher, Tori Keller and Becca Zambon providing the line of defense in front of the goal.
"X" MARKS THE SPOTM
A couple of current Hoosiers find themselves inside the Top 10 list for different career stats as we enter play this weekend:
Goals: T6th - Lisa Nouanesengsy (18)
Multi-Goal Games: T5th - Lisa Nouanesengsy (5)
GAA: 9th - Shannon Flower (1.61)
Shutouts: Tth - Shannon Flower (7)
Victories (GK): T7th - Shannon Flower (14)
Assists: T7th - Rebecca Candler (13)
3 (OR MORE) FOR ME
Through the first four games, the Hoosiers have had four different players record at least three points in one game.
6pt - Lisa Nouanesengsy (3G vs. EKU)
4pt - Monica Melink (1G, 2A vs. Ga. Southern)
3pt - Jessie Bujouves (1G, 1A vs. EKU)
3pt - Lisa Nouanesengsy (1G, 1A vs. UWM)
3pt - Kayleigh Steigerwalt (1G, 1A vs. UWM)
3pt - Abby Smith (1G, 1A vs. Ga. Southern)
Senior goalkeeper Shannon Flower has had a great start to her final collegiate campaign in the Cream and Crimson. Through the first six games, she has posted five shutouts - the most shutouts through the first six games of a season in program history. Entering this year, Flower had two solo shutouts in 34 games played.
STEIGERWALT NO LONGER STYMIED
Sophomore Kayleigh Steigerwalt scored a goal and had an assist at Milwaukee, recording the first points of her career after playing as a defender last season for the Hoosiers.
The following weekend against EMU and EKU, she tallied one assist in each game, both coming on corner kicks that found the head of sophomore Jessie Bujouves for goals.
Indiana head coach Amy Berbary is in her first season as a collegiate head coach, as she takes over for former IU head coach Mick Lyon, who retired following the 2012 season.
The Alpharetta, Ga., native spent the last five years at Auburn and was the Associate Head Coach for the 2012 season. She helped lead the Tigers to a pair of NCAA Tournament berths as well as a SEC Tournament title in 2011. She was also named the 2012 South Atlantic Regional Assistant Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Before Auburn, she spent time at the University of Dayton as an assistant coach. There, she was responsible for numerous highly ranked recruiting classes with the Flyers and was joined on staff as an assistant coach by Sergio Gonzalez, who is now an assistant under her at Indiana.
Also joining the staff as an assistant coach with the Hoosiers in Benji Walton, who worked with Berbary for a brief time at the University of Georgia while Berbary was finishing her playing career.
And what a career it was for the Bulldogs, as she left the school having scored the third-most goals in program history and ranking third in career points. She helped the Bulldogs to the Sweet 16 in 1998 and the Second Round in 2001.
The Hoosiers are 0-1-0 all-time against St. John's. The lone game between the two schools was played in 2009, and it was the Red Storm ending the Hoosiers perfect 6-0-0 start to the year - the best start in school history.
Indiana is 2-0-0 against Central Michigan, winning in 2009 and 2010 in Bloomington.
BIG TEN'S BEST - PART DEUX
Senior goalkeeper Shannon Flower earned her first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honor on Aug. 26, after posting a pair of shutouts - the third and fourth of her career - during the opening weekend of play. She made three terrific saves in the 1-0 win at Ohio and then guided the defensive effort against Georgia Southern in a 5-0 IU victory where the Eagles only had two shots on goal.
Sophomore midfielder Jessie Bujouves joined Flower by earning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 9, after posting a pair of game-winning goals and an assist in games against EKU and EMU.
HELLO, MY NAME IS...
While the Hoosiers return eight starters from last year's team, that still left room for new faces in the starting lineup this year. Two of those new faces - Jordan Woolums and Tori Keller - were in the starting lineup for both games on the opening weekend, making their first career starts.
There are also a trio of freshmen that have made their Cream and Crimson debuts in Veronica Ellis, Marissa Borschke and Lauren Joray. Both Ellis and Joray are true freshmen while Borschke played 5 games last year at NJIT - under current IU assistant coach Sergio Gonzalez - before a broken foot ended her season.
COME ON EILEEN
The 2012 season saw the Hoosiers set a new record off the field thanks to the hard work of Academic Advisor Eileen O'Rourke. Every student-athlete on the team that was eligible for the award - 20 players - received Academic All-Big Ten honors following the season. Freshmen and first year players are not eligible for the award and student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 cumulative GPA.
CALL IT A COMEBACK
Indiana welcomes back 23 letterwinners from the 2012 season, including eight starters. With a overall roster of 30 players, IU has just five newcomers to the squad and 11 players that are entering their fourth year in the program.