Hoosiers Host Pair of Conference Foes To Start Big Ten Play
Sept. 23, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Indiana Hoosiers (4-4-1) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (4-3-2)
Indiana Hoosiers (4-4-1) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (3-3-2)
The Hoosiers closed out non-conference play with a 4-4-1 record after a 1-0-1 weekend against a pair of Mid-American Conferene foes a week ago. On Friday, Kent State came to town and left with a 1-1 tie against the Hoosiers. Then on Sunday Orianica Velasquez and Carly Samp both scored their fifth goals of the season to give IU a 2-1 win against a strong Central Michigan squad. For Velasquez it was her second game-winning goal of the year. Indiana is now 7-0-1 all-time against Mid-American Conference teams. After going with a goalkeeper rotation the first part of the season, senior Lauren Hollandsworth seems to have settled back into the role she occupied during the Hoosiers 2008 run to the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen.
Northwestern will be playing its first road match since an Aug. 31 game at BYU. Wisconsin recorded a pair of wins last weekend to improve to 3-3-2 overall heading into conference play, after being picked to finish near the top of the conference coaches during the preseason.
Paula Wilkins is in her fourth season at Wisconsin and has compiled a 28-29-9 overall record. Stephanie Erickson is in her fifth season at Northwestern and has a overall record of 63-43-12.
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