Women's Soccer


    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!
    September 28, 1999


    GAME INFORMATION: The Hoosiers (2-3-3, 1-0-2 Big Ten) travel to Ann Arbor to play Michigan (6-2-1, 3-0-1) Friday at 4 p.m.

    THE SERIES: The Hoosiers trail the Wolverines 4-1 all-time. IU lost 2-0 in Ann Arbor last season.

    HEAD COACH JOE KELLEY... is in his seventh season as the Indiana head coach. He has an overall record of 66-58-5 (.531) and 19-21-3 (.477) 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 GAME: The Indiana women's soccer team fell 2-1 to No. 5 Penn State at Bill Armstrong Stadium Sunday afternoon.

    Penn State freshman Christie Welsh scored both goals for the Nittany Lions in the second half. The first came at 50:21 on a breakaway as Welsh scored past IU goalkeeper Ashley Davis. Welsh scored the second at 78:30 by controlling the ball and firing through a crowd from 15 yards in front of goal.

    The Hoosiers led 1-0 at the break. Sophomore Stacey Peterson took a pass from freshman Kristen Sprunger and shot it past Penn State goalkeeper Emily Oleksiuk in the 31st minute. The goal was the first of Peterson's career.

    The Nittany Lions had a chance to tie the game late in the first half. Bonnie Young looked to have a shot on an open net, but IU back Jena Kluska made the save four yards in front of goal. The Hoosier defense stopped several other Nittany Lion opportunities. Penn State had an IU opponent record 13 corner kicks, but was unable to convert on any of them.

    The Hoosiers took just four shots to Penn State's 11, but stayed close and had a chance to tie the game late in the second half. IU senior Tracy Grose fired a shot from 20 yards out with 11 minutes left forcing Oleksiuk to make a diving save that preserved the win for the Lions. The shot move Grose into second on the IU career shot list with 176, passing Kris Fosdick who recorded 175 shots from 1994-98.

    The loss ended the Hoosiers 11 game home unbeaten streak and was their first loss at home since 1997.

    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 needs 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. Sprunger also recorded an assist in the loss to Penn State.

    DEFENDING HOME TURF: The Hoosiers are 36-18-2 (.) all-time at Armstrong Stadium and have only lost once in their last 12 home games.

    YOUNG GUNS: 12 Hoosier freshmen have seen action this season, and seven have started at least one game: Kate Kastl (9), Jenny Mann (9), Emily Markwell (9), Jessie Rabin (4), Kristen Sprunger (1), Jessie Rabin (1), and Lisa Tecklenburg (1).

    AIM AND FIRE: Senior Tracy Grose is second on the career shots list at IU with 176. She needs 38 more to break assistant coach Wendy Dillinger's (1993-97) record of 213.

    NO GOAL FOR YOU: IU senior goalkeeper Ashley Davis has 12.5 shutouts in her career. Davis need just two more to break the IU record of 14 held by Merit Elzey (1994-97). Davis does hold the Indiana record for shutouts in Big Ten play with five.

    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 (L, 1-2), Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Notre Dame.

    INCREASING AGGRESSION: Fouling is a good sign for IU. The Hoosiers are 0-3 when being outfouled, 0-1-1 when fouls are even, and 2-0-2 when having more fouls.

    RIVALRY EXPANDS: 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: shutout Ohio State, making six saves in the 0-0 tie...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: scored her first collegiate goal int the first half against Penn State...recorded her first assist at Northwestern.

    JESSIE RABIN: scored her first collegiate goal in the 2-1 win at Northwestern.

    KRISTEN SPRUNGER: tallied her first assist in the versus Penn State...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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