Bloomington, Ind. - The Indiana womens soccer team has won their last two games heading into its Big Ten conference schedule and look for victory against conference rivals Wisconsin and Minnesota. The Hoosiers have consistently outshot their opponents and look to create more scoring chances against the Badgers and Golden Gophers. The Hoosiers host Wisconsin Friday, September 20 at 7 p.m. while Minnesota travels to Bloomington for a Sunday, September 22 game at 1:30 p.m. Following Sundays game the Hoosiers will hold an autograph session on the field for all fans.
Big Time, Big Ten
The date that the 2002 Hoosiers have been waiting for has arrived. Indiana opens its Big Ten conference schedule Friday against Wisconsin. First year head coach Mick Lyon has been anticipating the commencement of conference play since he began at IU in June. The team has set as its goal to return to the Big Ten conference championship in East Lansing this fall.
The Badgers are currently 3-3-1 overall as they begin their Big Ten conference schedule against the Hoosiers. They have upended Iowa State, Southern California and Davidson, falling to Nebraska Marquette and Connecticut while tying Arizona. Wisconsin comes off a 2001 season in which it finished 1-7-2 in the Big Ten with a disappointing finish, as the team ended at the bottom of conference standings.
The Golden Gophers come to Bloomington for a Sunday game. Minnesota boats a 5-1-0 record on the 2002 season, with its only loss coming at the hands of Washington State in the first game of the year. The Gophers downed Cincinnati 1-0, having tallied wins against Southwest Missouri State, Montana, Iowa State and Colorado.
Indiana Scores Two Straight Shutouts
Hoosier goalkeepers Shaunna Daugherty and Kristin Pimlott have combined in goal for the two shutouts over Xavier and Southeast Missouri State. Daugherty has amassed four saves in 124 minutes in net while Pimlott has three saves in 56 minutes guarding the Hoosier goal.
The Hoosiers record now stands at 3-2-0. With matchups against the always-tough Big Ten opponents, the remainder of the schedule will be a welcome challenge.