Indiana Travels to Illinois and Northwestern For Big Ten Contests
Sept. 29, 2011
Indiana Hoosiers (5-5-1, 1-2 Big Ten) at Illinois Fighting Illini (6-4-1, 0-2-1 Big Ten)
Indiana Hoosiers (5-5-1, 1-2 Big Ten) at Northwestern Wildcats (1-9, 0-3 Big Ten)
RECORD VS. OPPONENT
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
In contrast, Indiana scored eight total first half goals during the entire 2010 season.
SECOND HALF SURGE
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
Orianica Velasquez is fifth in the conference with 4.55 shots per game and eighth in goals with six.
CALL HER CLUTCH
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
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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