IU Travels to Iowa; Plays Host to Marshall
September 30, 2003
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Bloomington, Ind.- Indiana (3-6-0, 1-4-0) will play one conference game and one non-conference game in this upcoming week. On Friday, Oct. 3, the Hoosiers will travel to Iowa City, Iowa to take on the Hawkeyes for their fifth Big Ten matchup of the season. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m. and will be played at the Iowa Soccer Complex.
Following Fridays game, Indiana will take a break from conference play as they play host to the Marshall Thundering Herd. Start time is 2:00 p.m. and the game will be played at Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington.
Quoting Coach Lyon
"Iowa is going to be a real tough battle," said Lyon. "With Iowa, I think it's a case that when we get in there, we really have to put pressue on them. Marshall is not having the greatest year, but nobody lies down anymore. No team is an easy game."
"We have done well defensively this year," he said. "I don't see us giving up any goals this weekend. Our focus for the weekend is to have two shutouts."
The Hoosiers split a pair of games in its home opening weekend, with a win over No. 11 Ohio State and a loss to No. 13 Penn State.
In Fridays game, the Hoosiers pulled off an upset over eleventh-ranked OSU by defeating them 1-0. The lone goal of the game came from freshman Missy Vierling on an assist from freshman Megan Pipkens in the 82nd minute of the game.
Sunday, the Hoosiers fought for an upset-bid against PSU, but came up empty handed despite a strong second half. The Hoosiers were down 2-0 at the break, but broke out of the lockeroom with more energy and aggression. Sophomore Kristen Zmijewksi netted her second goal of the season after heading the ball off a corner kick from freshman Ali Brown.
Prior to the start of Sundays game against Marshall, the Indiana womens soccer team will be hosting a Youth Clinic for youth soccer players from the surrounding area.
The clinic will be held on Armstrong Stadium starting at noon on Sunday.
Anyone interested may attend.
In the History Books
The Hoosiers victory on Friday marked the first time since 1998 that IU has beaten a ranked team. On Oct. 2, 1998, the Hoosiers blanked No. 21 Wisconsin, 4-0. The highest ranked team IU has ever beaten was No. 9 Northwestern back on Oct. 4, 1998 when they won, 2-1.
A Look at the Opponents:
The Hawkeyes sport a 3-6-1 record overall and a 0-3-1 mark in the Big Ten coming into Fridays game.
Iowa is coming off a loss to Big Ten opponent Northwestern on Sunday, Sept 28. The Hawkeyes scored the games first goal, but allowed three goals thereafter falling, 3-1, to the Wildcats.
Leading the way for the Hawkeyes is sophomore Katelyn Quinn. Quinn has scored five goals this season and leads the team in points with 10.
Junior goalkeeper Britta Vogele is the starter goalkeeper for Iowa. She has tallied 85 saves already this season. Vogele also leads the Big Ten in conference games with 35 saves.
The Baker Profile
Head Coach Carla Baker is in the midst of her second season with the Hawkeyes. In her inaugural season, Baker led Iowa to an 11-7-1 record. Prior to coaching the Hawkeyes, Baker served as a goalkeeper coach at all levels for the United States Soccer Federation youth national teams. In addition, Baker served as an assitant coach for eight years at the University of Notre Dame and Cornell University.
Iowa holds a 4-2-0 advantage over Indiana. In the last meeting between the Hoosiers and the Hawkeyes, the Hoosiers came out on top with a 3-1 win on Oct. 18, 2002. The game was played in Iowa.
MARSHALL THUNDERING HERDS
The Marshall Thundering Herd of Huntington, W.V., stand at 1-8-1 and 1-4-0 in the Mid American Conference.
Prior to Sundays game against the Hoosiers, Marshall will square off against conference opponent, Buffalo.
Marshalls leading scorer is Cara Hemmerich, who has two goals this season, both which came in this past weekends game over Western Michigan and Northern Illinois.
In goal for the Thundering Herd is Ashley Wood. Wood has recorded 47 saves during the 2003 season.
The Kane Profile
Chris Kane is entering his sixth season of college coaching and his first as head coach of Marshall University. Kane comes to Marshall from the University of Georgia where he served as an assistant from March 2000 to February 2003. Before serving at Georgia, Kane was responsible for the day-to-day training activites for the goalkeepers at Rutgers University during the 1999 season.
This will be the first meeting between Indiana and Marshall.
Among Big Ten Teams
In conference play, Indiana ranks tied for fifth in shots per game with a total of 49 (12.25 avg.)
Eight Hoosiers appear in the Big Ten individual leaders. Senior co-captain Emily Hotz is currently eighth in total shots in conference matches with 11.
Kim Grodek, Missy Vierling and Kristen Zmijewksi all appear in the goals category, with one apiece.
Freshman Lauren Lamping still stands in the assists category, joining her are freshman Megan Pipkens and Ali Brown, who each made their mark in this past weekends matches.
In addition, freshman goalkeeper Stacey Vanboxmeer stands seventh in the saves category with eight so far this season.