HOOSIERS HOST OHIO STATE
September 21, 1999 HOOSIERS HOST OHIO STATE
GAME INFORMATION: The Hoosiers (2-3-2, 1-0-1 Big Ten) host Ohio State (4-1-1, 0-1-0) Friday at 7 p.m.
THE SERIES: The Hoosiers lead the Buckeyes 5-3-0 all-time. The teams split a pair of games last year with IU winning 2-1 in overtime at Bill Armstrong September 20 and Ohio State taking a 3-2 decision in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals at Penn State November 7.
HEAD COACH JOE KELLEY... is in his seventh season as the Indiana head coach. He has an overall record of 66-57-4 (.535) and 19-20-2 (.487) in Big Ten play. Kelley has led the Hoosiers to the 1996 Big Ten Tournament Championship and trips to the NCAA Tournament in 1996 and 1998.
LAST WEEKEND: The Hoosiers played to a scoreless tie at michigan State Friday afternoon in East Lansing and won 2-1 at Northwestern Sunday afternoon. Jessie Rabin and Tracy Grose scored in the victory over the Wildcats. Rabin scored from 12 yards out in the 18th minute off a feed from Stacey Peterson and Grose fired the game-winner in the 80th minute as Kelly Kram tallied her second assist of the season.
COUNTDOWN TO 100: Tracy Grose needs just 25 points to become the first IU player to reach 100 career points.
CLOSING IN ON 20: Senior goalkeeper Ashley Davis need just one more win to become the second 20-game winner in IU history. Merit Elzey won 35 from 1994-97.
NOT WASTING ANY TIME: IU freshmen Jenny Mann, Jessie Rabin, Kristen Sprunger and Kate Kastl have already tallied at least one point in their collegiate careers. Mann found the net from 25 yards out in the 60th minute at Xavier, while Sprunger scored in the 89th minute against Montana as Kastl tallied the assist. Rabin scored her first collegiate goal in the 2-1 win over Northwestern.
SHOOTING TURNAROUND: In the first three games, IU was outshot 43-34, then outshot its next four opponents by a combined 52-26.
DEFENDING HOME TURF: The Hoosiers have a ten-game unbeaten streak at Bill Armstrong which ties the school record. A win over Ohio State would break the record set from 1993-94. IU is 36-17-1 (676) all-time at Armstrong Stadium.
YOUNG GUNS: Ten Hoosier freshman have seen action already this season, five have started at least one game: Kate Kastl (7), Jenny Mann (7), Emily Markwell (7), Jessie Rabin (2), Kristen Sprunger (1), Jessie Rabin (1), and Lisa Tecklenburg (1).
AIM AND FIRE: Senior Tracy Grose is third on the career shots list at IU at 170. She needs five to tie Kris Fosdick (1994-98) for second at 175, and 42 more to tie assistant coach Wendy Dillinger (1993-97) for the record at 213.
ALWAYS IN THE LINEUP: Wendy Graves and Kendal Willis have played in 50 consecutive games which ties them for sixth on the IU all-time list. They need just five more to tie for fifth and 10 more to tie for fifth. Willis is also third in consecutive starts with 47 and needs 15 more to tie for second at 62.
NO GOAL FOR YOU: IU senio goalkeeper Ashley Davis has 11.5 shutouts in her career. Davis need just three more to break the IU record of 14 held by Merit Elzey (1994-97).
OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN: Emily Etzkorn and Tracy Grose are the captains for 1999.
CHALLENGING SCHEDULE: The Hoosiers play eight games against 1998 NCAA Tournament teams, including five opponents in Big Ten play. The opponents are Xavier (L, 1-2), Vanderbilt (L, 0-1), Northwestern (W, 2-1), Penn State, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame.
INCREASING AGGRESSION: IU has increased its aggression on the field throughout the season. The Hoosiers were outfouled by Xavier (15-13, L 1-2) and Missouri (17-7, L 1-2), fouling was even against Vanderbilt (12-12, L 0-1), and Indiana outfouled Montana (13-12, W 4-1), Saint Louis (26-24, T 1-1), Michigan State (29-26, T 0-0), and Northwestern (15-3, W 2-1).
RIVALRY BEGINS: The IU-Purdue rivalry enters women's soccer this fall. The teams meet for the first time in the regular season as the Hoosiers host the Boilermakers Friday October 22 at 7 p.m. IU defeated Purdue 8-1 in an exhibition game prior to the 1998 season. IU senior Tracy Grose scored four times and senior Emily Etzkorn scored once.
TOP NOTCH RECRUITS: IU's freshman class was ranked 20th nationally and third in the Great Lakes Region by soccerbuzz.com, a web site devoted to women's soccer.
MULTI-GOAL MANIA: Tracy Grose has five multi-goal games in her career and Abby Ryan has four in her career. The IU all-time record of seven is held by assistant coach Wendy Dillinger (1993-97).
BIG TEN HOSTS: IU hosts the 1999 Big Ten Tournament at Bill Armstrong Stadium November 5-7. The top eight Big Ten teams make the field which is seeded No.1 to No. 8.
ASHLEY DAVIS: made four saves in the second overtime at Michigan State to preserve the 0-0 tie...recorded 16 saves in the Tiger Invitational; seven against Missouri and 16 vs. Vanderbilt...holds IU single -season records for wins (14 in 1998) and shutouts (8 in 1998).
EMILY ETZKORN: fired one shot on goal at Missouri...took two shots at Xavier.
TRACY GROSE: scored the game-winning goal in the 80th minute at Northwestern...tied the IU single-game record and set the Bill Armstrong record with nine shots in the contest with Saint Louis...scored two goals in the win over Montana...led the team with five shots at Xavier...holds IU single-season records for goals (15 in 1998) and points (37 in 1998).
KATE KASTL: took one shot in each of the first two Big Ten games...first collegiate assist against Montana...season-high two shots in the opener at Xavier.
KELLY KRAM: assisted Tracy Grose for the game-winner at Northwestern...scored in the 87th minute against Saint Louis to tie the game at 1-1...took four shots and tallied an assist in the win over Montana...fired two shots and scored one goal at Missouri.
JENNY MANN: has taken at least one shot in each game...scored her first collegiate goal at Xavier.
EMILY MARKWELL: took the first shot of her collegiate career against Vanderbilt.
STACEY PETERSON: recorded her first assist at Northwestern.
JESSIE RABIN: scored her first collegiate goal in the 2-1 win at Northwestern.
KRISTEN SPRUNGER: scored her first collegiate goal in the 89th minute of the Montana game.
LISA TECKLENBURG: shot once at Xavier.
CARRIE WATTS: tallied an assist against Saint Louis...took a season-high four shots at Missouri...tied the single season assist record with eight in 1998.
KENDAL WILLIS: scored from 35 yards out in the Montana game.
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