Hoosiers Fall to Wisconsin
September 19, 2003
Madison, Wis.In the opening game of Big Ten play, the Indiana womens soccer team dropped a 2-0 decision to the Madison Wisconsin Badgers Friday night.
The Badgers first goal came 19:08 into the match after senior forward, Jenny Kundert buried a shot from the right side after curling the ball over the top of the Hoosier defense with her left foot.
In an effort to beat her opponent to the ball, senior Erin Hesselbach slide tackled her opponent from behind in the 75th minute which caused the whistle to blow. A penalty kick was awarded to the Badgers and Kara Kabellis booted a shot past the Hoosiers keeper, Shaunna Daugherty to put Wisconsin up 2-0.
We cannot afford to make these kind of mistakes and tonight we made two, said head coach Mick Lyon. Overall I would rate our performance a solid B. Wisconsin was a good match up for us, we were given the opportunity to go forward, but we needed to make a bigger effort. The learning curve will continue for us as we look to our next Big Ten game on Sunday.
Through the first half of the game, the Hoosiers were held out of their offensive rhythm and only managed to take two shots on goal. One of the closest goals came when Megan Pipkens crossed the ball perfectly into the middle of the box where Kristen Zmijewksi was able to beat the goalie and belt a shot that crept inches away from the far post.
Defenders Hesselbach, Lauren Lamping and Carly Everett were aggressive throughout the match and all had a strong outings for the Hoosiers on the defensive end.
The Hoosiers are back in action with another Big Ten match up on Sunday, Sept. 21, against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Game time is set for 1:00 p.m. and will be played at the Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn.