Women's Soccer

    HOOSIERS OPEN BIG TEN SEASON ON THE ROAD

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!
    HOOSIERS OPEN BIG TEN SEASON ON THE ROAD

    GAME INFORMATION: The Hoosiers (1-3-1) begin the Big Ten season at Michigan State (1-3-2) Friday at 4 p.m., then travel to Northwestern (2-3-0) for a 1 p.m. contest Sunday.

    THE SERIES: The Hoosiers lead the Spartans 5-1-0 all-time, including a 1-0 win in East Lansing in 1998. IU also leads the series with the Wildcats 4-3-0. Indiana defeated Northwestern 2-1 in overtime in Bloomington last season.

    HEAD COACH JOE KELLEY... is in his seventh season as the Indiana head coach. He has an overall record of 65-57-3 (.532) and 18-20-1 (.474) 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 WEEKEND: IU battled Saint Louis to a 1-1 tie at Bill Armstrong Stadium Sunday night.

    The Hoosiers (1-3-1) tied the game in the 87th minute when sophomore Kelly Kram found the back of the net past Billiken goalkeeper Meghann Burke. Kram scored from just outside the goal off a corner kick by senior Carrie Watts.

    The Hoosiers dominated every phase of the game and had several chances to score, outshooting Saint Louis (3-1-1) 22 to five for the game and six to one in the overtime periods. IU also had 12 corner kicks to the Billikens three. Saint Louis scored first as Trisha Underberg lofted a shot over Hoosier goalkeeper Ashley Davis at 21:30.

    IU senior Tracy Grose led the Hoosiers with nine shots on goal, tying the Indiana single-game record held by assistant coach Wendy Dillinger. IU also tied the school record for consecutive unbeaten home games at ten. The two teams also combined for 50 fouls, setting the IU record for combined fouls in a game.

    The Indiana women's soccer team captured its first win of the season with a crushing win over Montana 4-1 at Kuntz Stadium in Indianapolis Friday night.

    IU (1-3-0) scored three goals in the second half, with Kristen Sprunger, Kendal Willis, and Tracy Grose adding her 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.

    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.

    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.

    SHOOTING TURNAROUND: In the first three games, IU was outshot 43-34, then outshot Montana and Saint Louis by a combined 37-9.

    DEFENDING HOME TURF: The Hoosiers have a ten-game unbeaten streak at Bill Armstrong which ties the school record.

    YOUNG GUNS: Ten Hoosier freshman have seen action already this season, five have started at least one game: Kate Kastl (5), Jenny Mann (5), Emily Markwell (5), Jessie Rabin (1), and Lisa Tecklenburg (1).

    AIM AND FIRE: Senior Tracy Grose is third on the career shots list at IU at 166. She needs nine to tie Kris Fosdick (1994-98) for second at 175, and 47 more to tie assistant coach Wendy Dillinger (1993-97) for the record at 213.

    ALWAYS IN THE LINEUP: Wendy Graves and Kendal Willis have played in 48 consecutive games which ties them for seventh on the IU all-time list. They need just one more to tie for sixth and seven more to tie for fifth. Willis is also third in consecutive starts with 45 and needs 17 more to tie for second at 62.

    OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN: Emily Etzkorn and Tracy Grose are the captains for 1999.

    CHALLENGING SCHEDULE: The Hoosiers play eight games against 1998 NCAA Tournament teams, including five opponents in Big Ten play. The opponents are Xavier (L, 1-2), Vanderbilt (L, 0-1), Northwestern, Penn State, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame.

    INCREASING AGGRESSION: IU has increased its aggression on the field throughout the season. The Hoosiers were outfouled by Xavier (15-13, L 1-2) and Missouri (17-7, L 1-2), fouling was even against Vanderbilt (12-12, L 0-1), and Indiana outfouled Montana (13-12, W 4-1) and Saint Louis (26-24, T 1-1).

    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. IU defeated Purdue 8-1 in an exhibition game prior to the 1998 season. IU senior Tracy Grose scored four times and senior Emily Etzkorn scored once.

    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: tied the IU single-game record and set the Bill Armstrong record with nine shots in the contest with Saint Louis...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...season-high two shots in the opener at Xavier.

    KELLY KRAM: scored in the 87th minute against Saint Louis to tie the game at 1-1...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 at 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: tallied an assist against Saint Louis...took a season-high four shots 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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