IU Nipped by Minnesota, 2-1
September 21, 2003
St. Paul, Minn.The Indiana University womens soccer team was defeated by Minnesota, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon in St. Paul, Minn. Indiana slips to 2-5-0 on the season and 0-2 in the Big Ten.
Despite the loss, the Hoosiers out-shot the Golden Gophers 15-4 in the second half including a 6-3 advantage in shots on goal. Indiana got itself on the board as Lauren Lamping centered a kick from the far right side where Kim Grodek headed the ball just three yards from the net in the 88th minute. The goal marked Grodeks first on the season.
Amanda McMahon scored her third goal of the season and put Minnesota on the board first, after connecting on a rebounded kick from Haley Lentsch, just 15 minutes into the match.
Minnesotas lead was increased to two as Becky Dellaria raced past her defender and beat goalkeeper Stacey Van Boxmeer in the 48th minute. Van Boxmeer and Shaunna Daugherty split time in the net, with Van Boxmeer stopping two shots and Daugherty stopping one.
Once again we made too many costly mistakes, said head coach Mick Lyon. Today, we gave them their two goals. There is not a bad team in this conference. We need to work on creating more chances and cleaning up in the back.
One thing that is promising is that we ended the game with eight freshmen on the field, said Lyon. That is a pleasing stat to have, and they looked really confident.
After being on the road for seven straight games, Indiana will finally play its home-opener against Ohio State on Friday, Sept. 26 at Armstrong Stadium. Game time is set for 5:00 p.m.
Following the womens game, the Indiana mens soccer team will face Penn State at 7:30 p.m.