HOOSIERS HAVE BIG WEEKEND AHEAD
September 29, 1998 HOOSIERS HAVE BIG WEEKEND AHEAD
GAME DATA: The Indiana Women's Soccer team (5-3-0, 1-1-0 Big Ten)) returns to Bill Armstrong Stadium for a pair of crucial conference games. The Hoosiers face Wisconsin (5-3-0, 4-0-0 Big Ten) Friday at 7:30 p.m. and conclude the weekend against #11 Northwestern (8-0-1, 4-0-0 Big Ten)Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
COACH JOE KELLEY: Coach Joe Kelley is in his sixth season as the IU women's soccer coach. He has a career and IU record of 55-49-1.
SERIES HISTORY: (Wisconsin) Indiana is 3-4-0 all-time against Wisconsin. Indiana has won the last two meetings, including last year's 2-1 overtime victory in Madison.
(Northwestern) Indiana and Northwestern have split their first six games. The Wildcats tied the series by beating the Hoosiers twice last season: 2-0 in Evanston and 3-0 during the Big Ten Tournament at Minnesota.
HOOSIER WEEK IN REVIEW: (Notre Dame) Indiana lost both games at the Irish Key Bank Classic. The Hoosiers were shutout for the first time this season in a 3-0 loss to #2 Notre Dame. Indiana junior goalkeeper Ashley Davis kept the Irish offense in check with five saves. She was assisted by Hoosier backs: senior Nikki Porter, freshman Kelly Cole, senior Emily Bridenstine, and sophomore Wendy Graves. The Hoosier offense never got started. Junior forwards Tracy Grose and Abby Ryan as well as freshman forward Sara Gustafson were the only three Hoosiers to get a shot at goal.
(Missouri) Indiana gave up two quick goals and almost came back to win. The Hoosiers put the offense on the shoulders of the team's three leading scorers in the second half. At 59:11, junior forward Abby Ryan attacked the front of the goal and put senior forward Kris Fosdick's rebound in the left side of the goal. Junior forward Tracy Grose scored Indiana's tying goal just twelve minutes later. But the Tigers scored the game-winner at the 89:04 mark and handed a 3-2 heartbreaking loss to Indiana.
IU IN THE BIG TEN: (Team) Indiana's 1-1 conference record is tied with Illinois for fourth.
(Individual) Junior forward Tracy Grose is tied for fifth in scoring with 16 points and is fifth in goals scored with seven. Junior goalkeeper Ashley Davis is fifth in saves with 32 and fourth in shutouts with three.
OPPONENTS: (Wisconsin) Coach Dean Duerst returns nine starters from a team that went 6-12-2 last season. The 1998 team is showing its experience and is tied with Northwestern for first in the Big Ten. The Badgers are doing it with defense. They shutout Minnesota 2-0 and Iowa 3-0 this weekend. Wisconsin goalkeeper Briget Schwarting leads the Big Ten with 4.5 shutouts and is third with a 0.85 goals against average.
(#11 Northwestern) The Wildcats are tied with the Badgers for the conference lead. Northwestern will bring co-Big Ten player of the week, back Kristen Palmer to Bloomington. She scored the game-winner in the 2-1 win over Minnesota and assisted the game-winner in the 1-0 win over Iowa. Northwestern leads the Big Ten with stingy 0.72 goals against average.
IN THE TRAINING ROOM: Junior back Emily Etzkorn returned to action Sunday, just nine days after having surgery for a torn meniscus.
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