Indiana Misses Opportunities in 1-0 Loss to Iowa
The Indiana women's soccer team (4-5-1, 0-2 Big Ten) had its opportunities to even the score or take the lead against the Iowa Hawkeyes (9-0-1, 0-2 Big Ten). But it was the Hawkeyes that took advantage of a miscue by the IU defense to put home the only goal of the game just before halftime.
Hoosiers Earn First Big Ten Win After Second Half Rally Against Nebraska
Playing in a steady rain the entire game, the Indiana Hoosiers (5-5-1, 1-2 Big Ten) scored a pair of second half goals to post a come-from-behind win against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-4-1, 2-1 Big Ten) in their first trip to Bloomington as a member of the Big Ten Conference. Orianica Velasquez scored the equalizer in the 71st minute and Devon Beach put home the winning marker in the 81st minute for the Hoosiers.
RECORD VS. OPPONENTS
The Hoosiers hold a 8-7 lead in the all-time series with the Iowa Hawkeyes, including a 3-2 overtime win the last time the two teams met in Iowa City in 2010. Indiana is 3-4 all-time in Iowa City.
This will be the third consecutive season that the Hoosiers and Huskers have met up with the teams splitting the previous two meetings. In the first meeting, Nebraska came away with a 3-1 win in Bloomington in a non-conference battle. Then last year, Indiana welcomed Nebraska to the Big Ten by handing them a 2-1 loss, again in Bloomington.
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.
TWICE AS NICE
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.
YOU LOOK FAMILIAR
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, Missouri State and Indiana State to give her six goals on the season and 12 in her career.
MAKING THE FIRST ONE COUNT
Freshman Jessie Bujouves found herself inside the six-yard box with the ball rattling around when all of a sudden it fell to the ground in front of her. She quickly pounced on the chance and drilled the ball into the goal int he 77th minute against Indiana State for her first collegiate goal. It also proved to be the game-winner as IU went on to win 3-1.
GLOBAL EXPERIENCE 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 each game the Colombians played in London.
Upon returning to Bloomington, she has continued her ascent towards the top of the IUWS record books. Here's a look at where she ranks in a variety of offensive categories for her career: