Sept. 27, 2012
RECORD VS. OPPONENTS
Indiana has an all-time record against Illinois of 3-9-3, but picked up a win and a tie the last two meetings at Armstrong Stadium in 2008 and 2009. The other two wins came in teh first two meetings between the schools in 1997 and 1998.
The Last Meeting
September 30, 2011
Indiana Falls Victim to Big Second Half in Loss at Illinios
After Illinois took a 1-0 lead into the locker room, Kate McCusker's first career goal tied it for Indiana (5-6-1, 1-3 Big Ten) less than three minutes after halftime. But the Fighting Illini (7-4-1, 1-2-1 Big Ten) scored a trio of goals over the final 40 minutes to hand IU the 4-1 loss.
The Last Meeting
October 2, 2011
Against Northwestern, 7-9-2 overall and 3-4-1 in Bloomington. Three of the last four meetings have been played in Evanston but the Hoosiers did pick up a 1-0 win at Northwestern last season to end a three-game losing streak.
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.
Freshman Caitlin O'Connor became the fourth player on the roster to score their first collegiate goal with her tally in the closing seconds at Nebraska.
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:
Goals - 5th (21)
Assists - T10th (11)
Points - 5th (53)
Shots - 1st (235)
Game-Winning Goals - T10th (5)