Women's Soccer

    Hoosiers Move Up To No. 22 In Polls As They Get Ready To Host Butler and Green Bay

    Go Hoosiers! Jessica Boots
    Go Hoosiers!
    Jessica Boots
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 15, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team (6-1-0) moved up to No. 22 in the NSCAA poll this week as they get ready to host the Butler Bulldogs on Wednesday and the Green Bay Phoenix on Friday. The team will also host is second STARS Clinic at 6 p.m. on Wednesday

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    The Hoosiers set a new school record for the best record through the first six games (6-0-0)of the season after a 3-2 win at Hofstra in the second overtime period. The previous best start to a season came in 1994 and 2000 when IU started off 5-0-0. And the record-setting win could arguably be one of the most dramatic in school history as well.

    Hofstra got on the board early in the first half and then took a 2-0 lead early in the second half. But Indiana began to mount its offense with 25 minutes remaining but was not able to put one in the net. Finally, with less than nine minutes remaining Kelly Lawrence took a free kick from midfield that caught the Hofstra keeper of guard and slipped past her for her first goal of the season. Then with just over a minute left, Christie Kotynski took a centering pass from Devon Beach off a corner and tied the game. Then in the second overtime session, Lawrence took a free kick from 30 yards out and left a soft pass for Kotynski who blasted a shot through the keeper's hands for the game-winner in the 105th minute.

    The streak would come to an end against St. John's two days later when the Red Storm got a pair of goals within three minutes of each other late in the second half to erase a 1-0 IU lead on a goal by Chloe McKay.

    The Bulldogs are 3-4 on the season and have alternated wins and losses the past six games and are coming off a 3-1 win at Indiana State on Sunday. Katie Griswold leads the Bulldog offense with two goals and two assists while seven other Butler players have scored one goal. As a team, the Bulldogs have drawn 37 corner kicks compared to just 26 for their opponents.

    Jessica Schein has been the main goalkeeper for the Bulldogs, posting a 1.33 goals against average and made 20 saves through the six games she has played.

    The Phoenix had some difficulty finding the back of the net over their first five games having scored just three goals. But that quickly changed against North Dakota State as Green Bay tallied three goals on its way to a 3-1 win in its home opener.

    While the offense has struggled as a whole, there are a pair of players to keep an eye on in Nicole Dooher and Corey Arno. Both players have scored twice while Arno has also added an assist for a team-best five points on the year.

    In goal, Maddie Drusch has made 34 saves and posted a 1.20 goals against average in 522:56 minutes of action.

    The Hoosiers find a way to pull out a win on the road to set a new record for the best start in school history. Indiana trailed 2-0 with just over eight minutes left when senior Kelly Lawrence scored an improbable goal from midfield on a free kick. Then senior Christie Kotynski deflects home a centering pass off a short corner kick to tie the game with just over a minute remaining in regulation. Lawrence and Kotynski would connect in the 105th minute for the game-winner as Kotynski sent a blast from 30 yards out that was driven so hard the keeper had no time to react to it before it was in the back of the goal.

    The last time Indiana rallied from a two goal deficit was on Sept. 25, 1994 against Minnesota. In that game, the Hoosiers scored their first goal in the 64th minute and went on to add two more in regulation.

    The win also marked just the 10th time since the start of the 2003 season that Hofstra had lost on its home turf.




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