Women's Soccer

    Big Ten Play Opens With Indiana at Michigan

    Go Hoosiers! Indiana will play at Michigan on Saturday at 7pm ET
    Go Hoosiers!
    Indiana will play at Michigan on Saturday at 7pm ET
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 15, 2012

    Big Ten Week 1
     Dates September 15, 2012
     Location Ann Arbor, Mich.
     Saturday Indiana at Michigan • 7:00 p.m. ET | GameTracker
    Game Notes Indiana Game Notes
     Social Media Twitter: @IUWSoccer

    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.

    The Last Meeting
    September 18, 2011
    Bloomington, Ind.
    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.

    Freshman Jessie Bujouves found the ball at her foot following two point-blank saves on shots by Rebecca Candler and Bujouves drilled the ball into the upper third of the goal for the game-winning goal against Indiana State in the 77th minute on Thursday. It was her first collegiate goal despite recording a hat trick in an exhibition match against Northern Kentucky.

    Lisa Nouanesengsy is tied for fifth in the conference with six goals after recording a marker against Indiana State on Wednesday. Rebecca Candler's resurgent junior campaign has her in a tie for third place among conference players with five assists. And Orianica Velasquez leads all conference players with an average of 5.14 shots per contest.

    Junior forward Rebecca Candler has been a different player in this her third year in the Cream and Crimson. Finally healthy and fit, she has shown what made her such a highly touted recruit out of Ohio. After having just one goal and one assist as a freshman and not recording a point as a sophomore, she has burst onto the scene and been a dangerous player up top each and every game, totaling three goals and five assists.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.




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