Women's Soccer

    Indiana Travels to Illinois and Northwestern For Big Ten Contests

    Go Hoosiers! Becca Zambon
    Go Hoosiers!
    Becca Zambon
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sept. 29, 2011

    Indiana Hoosiers (5-5-1, 1-2 Big Ten) at Illinois Fighting Illini (6-4-1, 0-2-1 Big Ten)
    Friday, Sept. 30, 2011 • Illinois Soccer Stadium • 8:00 p.m. ET
    Gametracker available at fightingillini.com

    Indiana Hoosiers (5-5-1, 1-2 Big Ten) at Northwestern Wildcats (1-9, 0-3 Big Ten)
    Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 • Lakeside Field • 2:00 p.m. ET
    Live video at BTN.com (Fee Required)

    Indiana Game Notes


    RECORD VS. OPPONENT
    The Hoosiers have not faired well against the Fighting Illini over the years, holding just a 3-8-3 record against the neighbors to the west. The Hoosiers last win was in 2008 and the last win in Champaign was 1998.

    Indiana is 7-10-2 all-time against Northwestern but have lost the last three meetings. The Hoosiers are 3-5-1 in Evanston with their last win coming in 1999.

    GETTING A GOOD START
    The first half has been very good to the Hoosiers so far this season as 11 of the 19 overall goals scored by IU have come in the first 45 minutes.

    In contrast, Indiana scored eight total first half goals during the entire 2010 season.

    SECOND HALF SURGE
    In the second half against Nebraska, the IU offense kicked into high gear, scoring a pair of goals to rally from a 1-0 deficit and hand the Huskers their first-ever Big Ten Conference loss.

    The two second half goals marked the second time this season the Hoosiers have scored two or more times in the second half. The other occasion was against Butler, when IU scored three times in the second stanza.

    The last time the Hoosiers scored two goals in the second half against a Big Ten opponent was oct. 24, 2010, at Iowa, when IU scored a goal in the second half and one in overtime to get the win.

    AMONG THE BIG TEN'S BEST
    The Hoosiers rank tied for fourth in the conference with 49 saves this season and lead in corner kicks drawn with 78.

     

     

    Orianica Velasquez is fifth in the conference with 4.55 shots per game and eighth in goals with six.

    CALL HER CLUTCH
    Junior forward Orianica Velasquez wasted little time making a splash on the Big Ten women's soccer scene after arriving from Colombia just over three years ago. In that time, she has come up big when the team needed her most. After her goal in the 54th minute against Oakland that proved to be the game-winner, it gave her five career game-winning goals.

    Her goal in the 71st minute against Nebraska last weekend tied the game and set the stage for Devon Beach's game-winner in the 81st minute. For Beach, it was her second career game-winning goal and her first goal of the season.

    ONE FOR THE BOOKS
    Carly Samp scored the lone goal against Xavier to give her 18 in her career and move into a tie for fifth place on the career goals scored list at Indiana. She also has 49 career points, good for fifth on the career points list at Indiana.

    Junior Orianica Velasquez has also made a mark on the IU record books in two-plus seasons. With her goal against Nebraska, she now has 18 goals in 46 career games for the Hoosiers. She is tied for fifth place on the career goals scored list at IU and is 8th on the career points scored list (42).

    And goalkeeper Lindsay Campbell has returned to form in her senior season and is moving up the goalkeeper charts as well. She has 16 career victories to hold down fifth on the career list at IU and her 0.92 GAA is the third-best all-time at IU. Additionally, Campbell has 12 career shutouts in goal to hold down third place on the career list. She also needs just three more saves to move into 5th all-time at IU.

    Turn to page five of the notes linked above for the complete lists.


       

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