Sept. 16, 2010
Indiana Hoosiers (3-4) vs. Kent State Golden Flashes (1-2-2)
Friday, Sept. 17, 2010
7:30 p.m. ET Armstrong Stadium
Live Video on IUHoosiers.com
Indiana Hoosiers (3-4) vs. Central Michigan Chippewas (3-2)
Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010
1:00 p.m. ET Armstrong Stadium
Live Video on IUHoosiers.com
**Both games will be available the following day on Comcast in the state of Indiana.
(check local listings for times/channel)
Indiana Game Notes
Indiana continued its eight-game homestand last weekend with a pair of tough opponents in No. 7 Texas A&M and Hofstra. The Aggies came in on Friday and used their athleticism to gain a 5-2 win over the Hoosiers. Orianica Velasquez and Carly Samp scored the goals for IU. Then on Sunday, a red-hot Hofstra team came to Armstrong Stadium and scored a pair of quick goals on their way to a 3-1 win. Junior Kaylin Clow scored her first career goal is in the losing effort. This weekend will mark the final non-conference games of the year for the Hoosiers, with Kent State and Central Michigan coming to Bloomington.
Kent State comes into Friday's matchup with a 1-2-2 overall record, with the lone win coming at Florida Gulf Coast against the Eagles. They are led in scoring by Jessacca Gironda and her four goals and one assist. Central Michigan comes in as the reigning MAC champions and a record of 3-2. They started the season with three straight shutout victories before falling to Iowa and West Virginia the last two times out.
Mick Lyon is in his ninth season at the helm of the IU women's soccer program, where he has a record of 76-69-18. Last year the Hoosiers finished the seaosn with a 10-7-2 overall record and fell just short of earning an NCAA Tournament berth. The team started out 2009 with six straight victories to set a school record. His 2007 campaign was his finest as a Hoosier head coach, as he led IU to its first NCAA Tournament in his tenure, and saw the Hoosiers advance to the third round of the Tournament for the first time in school history. Lyon's teams have been dominant at home, as the Hoosiers are 47-21-7 on Yeagley Field in his reign, including a 28-11-4 mark in the last three seasons. Lyon has a career record of 183-134-36 (.518) in his 18th year as a college coach.
Rob Marinaro is in his 10th season with the Golden Flashes and has a 75-79-20 record at Kent State. Tom Anagnost is in his second full season with the Chips and is 24-7-6 after taking over midway through 2008.
RECORD VS. OPPONENTS
The Hoosiers and Golden Flashes from Kent State will meet for the first time on Friday night. Indiana is 1-0 against teams from the MAC this season and Mick Lyon is 6-0 in his tenure at IU against teams from the Mid-American Conference.
Sunday's matchup against Central Michigan will be the second-ever meeting after IU defeated the Chippewas 1-0 last year in Bloomington. The Chippewas went on to post 13 consecutive shutouts on their way to an NCAA Tournament appearance.
The Hoosiers have shown how deep of a team they are this year 12 of the 20 players that have seen the field have registered at least one point. Digging a little deeper, the stats show that seven different players have scored goals and eight players have at lesat one assist.
CLOW KNOWS HOW
Kaylin Clow, a Martinsville, Ind., native registered her first career goal last time out against Hofstra. After Ciersten Burks drove a shot on goal, Clow was there to corral the rebound and put it home. She has now seen action in six games this season and 14 in her career.