Women's Soccer

    Indiana Travels North To Battle Purdue on Thursday

    Go Hoosiers! The Hoosiers head to West Lafayette on Thursday for a rivalry game against Purdue
    Go Hoosiers!
    The Hoosiers head to West Lafayette on Thursday for a rivalry game against Purdue
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 5, 2010

    Indiana Hoosiers (4-8-1, 0-4-0 Big Ten) at Purdue Boilermakers (5-7-2, 1-2-1 Big Ten)
    Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010
    Varsity Soccer Complex
    4:00 p.m. ET

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    Last weekend Indiana played well enough to pick up a pair of road wins in conference play, but were not able to find the back of the goal enough and suffered a 2-0 loss at Michigan State and a 2-1 loss at Illinois. Shannon Flower made 11 saves in goal over the weekend and Carly Samp logged her sixth goal of the year and 12th of her career. Samp now has 35 points in her career, moving her into 10th place on the career points list at Indiana.

    The game also has some meaning off the field as the teams will be battling for the Golden Boot, the trophy that goes to the winner of the regular season game between the two schools. In addition, there is a point in the Smithville Crimson & Gold Cup on the line. Indiana is 3-1-2 in the Crimson & Gold Cup since its inception. The two schools battled to a 10-10 draw last year, with Indiana making a furious rally in the spring to earn the tie.

    Mick Lyon is in his ninth season at the helm of the IU women's soccer program, where he has a record of 76-73-18. Last year the Hoosiers finished the seaosn with a 10-7-2 overall record and fell just short of earning an NCAA Tournament berth. The team started out 2009 with six straight victories to set a school record. His 2007 campaign was his finest as a Hoosier head coach, as he led IU to its first NCAA Tournament in his tenure, and saw the Hoosiers advance to the third round of the Tournament for the first time in school history. Lyon's teams have been dominant at home, as the Hoosiers are 48-23-8 on Yeagley Field in his reign, including a 29-13-5 mark in the last three seasons. Lyon has a career record of 184-138-37 (.512) in his 18th year as a college coach.

    Rob Klatte is in his 13th year as the head coach at Purdue and has posted a 141-87-23 record with the Boilermakers. Prior to joining Purdue, Klatte was the head coach at Wright State for three years.

    Purdue is in command of the all-time series between the two teams, holding a 10-1-2 advantage. The lone IU win came on Oct. 22, 1999 - the first meeting between the two teams.

    The Hoosiers did claim a PK victory over the Boilermakers in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2007 in West Lafayette.

    Junior forward Carly Samp leads the team with 15 points (6 goals, 3 assists) so far this year. She scored the first goal of the season for the Hoosiers just over a minute into the opener at Evansville. She has since added goals against Butler, Nebraska, No. 7 Texas A&M, Central Michigan and Illinois to bring her career total to 12 goals and 11 assists for a total of 35 points.

    The 35 points moves Samp into 10th place on the career points list at Indiana. With two more points she can jump all the way up to a tie for seventh place.

    Sophomore Orianica Velasquez has upped her career shot total to 107 entering play this weekend, giving her an average of 3.45 shots per game which is the highest per game total in IU history. Tracy Grose is in second place on the list with 3.08 shots per game.

    Freshman goalkeeper Shannon Flower has taken over the role of starting goalkeeper after being part of a rotation for the first 10 games of the year. She has played the last 316:21 the Hoosiers have played and made 18 saves while registering a 1.70 GAA.




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