Oct. 6, 2012
RECORD VS. OPPONENTS
Indiana trails the all-time series against the Nittany Lions, 1-19-1 and have lost the last four meetings between the two programs after a scoreless draw during the 2006 season. The lone win in the series for IU came during the 1996 season, a 1-0 win in Columbus, Ohio, as part of the Big Ten Tournament. The Hoosiers lost last year to Penn State in Bloomington, 3-0.
Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Sarah Stone got her first career start the last time out against Northwestern and took full advantage. She played the full 90 minutes, making six saves - many of which were diving in one-on-one situations in the second half that would have tied the game.
The Last Meeting
October 9, 2011
Indiana Falls to No. 18 Penn State, 3-0
The Indiana women's soccer team suffered a 3-0 loss to No. 18 Penn State (12-3, 5-1 Big Ten) at Armstrong Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Hoosiers trailed 1-0 at the half but the Nittany Lions were able to find the back of the goal twice in a two-minute span in the second half to put the game away.
For her efforts, Stone was named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week and Co-Freshman of the Week. She is the first IU player to be named defensive player of the week by the conference was Stacey Van Boxmeer
on Oct. 9, 2006.
Junior forward Rebecca Candler is enjoying one of the best breakout seasons in the Big Ten Conference, with four goals and six assists. Her 14 points are second on the team after she entered the season with just one goal and one assist to her credit.
YOU LOOK FAMILIAR
Indiana head coach Mick Lyon is entering his 11th season at the helm of the IU women's soccer program after spending the previous eight years at Evansville. He has racked up 193 wins between the two schools and has 93 wins with the Hoosiers entering the 2012 season.
Joining Lyon on the IU sidelines this year will be a couple of familiar faces to IUWS fans. Chloe McKay (2007-10) and Megan Reinhardt (2005-07) will serve as assistant coaches. McKay was a volunteer/student assistant coach with the Hoosiers last year while Reinhardt was the goalkeeper coach at the University of Indianapolis last season.
Junior midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy recorded her second career hat trick in the season opener against Arkansas State and wrote her name into the record book. She became the first player in IUWS history to record more than one hat trick in a career. She posted a hat trick as a sophomore against Butler.
She has also found the back of the net this year against Ohio, Missouri State and Indiana State to give her six goals on the season and 12 in her career.
MAKING THE FIRST ONE COUNT
Freshman Jessie Bujouves found herself inside the six-yard box with the ball rattling around when all of a sudden it fell to the ground in front of her. She quickly pounced on the chance and drilled the ball into the goal int he 77th minute against Indiana State for her first collegiate goal. It also proved to be the game-winner as IU went on to win 3-1. Freshman Caitlin O'Connor became the fourth player on the roster to score their first collegiate goal with her tally in the closing seconds at Nebraska.
Orianica Velasquez, a senior forward for the Hoosiers, became the first-ever IUWS player to compete in the Olympics when she led Colombia into London this summer. It was the nation's first-ever appearance in the Olympics in women's soccer. Velasquez was in the starting lineup for each game the Colombians played in London.