Indiana Ready for Showdown With No. 9 Purdue on Thursday
Oct. 7, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team (9-3-1, 1-2-1 Big Ten) will take on No. 9 Purdue (7-2-3, 2-0-2 Big Ten) at Armstrong Stadium on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The game will be aired on a tape-delay basis on the Big Ten Network on Saturday. Because the game will be taped by the Big Ten Network, fans will only be able get a radio feed from the game instead of the usual video feed. The audio feed will be free and can be accessed by clicking the link below.
Indiana went 1-0-1 last weekend to remain undefeated at home on the season. On Friday, Carly Samp scored a goal with 21 seconds remaining to give Indiana a 1-0 win over No. 20 Michigan State. The goal was the fourth of the sesaon for Samp and her third career game-winning goal for the sophomore from Barrington, Ill. Orianica Velasquez Herrera recorded the assist on the play with a nice crossing pass that put Samp in position to get the game-winner. Indiana outshot the Spartants 25-5 in the game.
On Sunday against Illinois, the Hoosiers and Illini played a very even game and the score reflected that as the teams battled to a 1-1 draw. Sophomore Devon Beach scored the Hoosiers' only goal in the ninth minute on a breakaway following a perfect through ball from Chloe McKay. Illinois answered back two minutes later to even the score.
SMITHVILLE CRIMSON AND GOLD CUP
A LOOK AT PURDUE
Offensively, Jessica Okoroafo leads the Boilers with six goals while Sylvia Forbes is right behind her with five goals of her own. Vanessa Ibewuike and Kellie Phillips have been the top facilitators, tallying four assists apiece.
In goal, Jenny Bradfisch has allowed 11 goals in 1028 minutes and has seven wins, three of which have come via shutout. She has also made 37 saves and has a 0.96 goals against average.
LIFE'S A BEACH
She also assisted on Orianica Velasquez Herrera's first collegiate goal against Evansville after scoring her first goal of the season earlier in the match. The Sarnia, Ontario native would go on to register a second three point game against No. 6 Florida. She got IU on the board early in the second half with a header off a free kick by Chloe McKay. And then later she sent a beautiful through ball to Cummings who beat the UF keeper for the game-winner and a win over against the highest ranked team in program history.
For her efforts, Beach was named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 7, the first time since October 2007 that Indiana had a player receive a weekly offensive award from the conference. She was also named to Soccer America's Team of the Week and CollegeSoccer360.com's Primetime Performers of the Week on Sept. 8.
CAMPBELL IS MM-MM GOOD
The six shutouts this season is tied for the fifth-best single-season total in school history, and the most since current teammate Lauren Hollandsworth recorded six in 2007. The single-season record for shutouts by a goalkeeper is eight, set by Ashley Davis 1998.
The native of Dallas, Texas, also boasts a 0.63 goals against average on the year, which would be the best in school history. Campbell already holds the third-best GAA in school history when she posted a 0.77 average last season. The current record for single-season GAA is 0.70 set by Chrissy Heubi in 2000.
She also has 12 wins to her credit in roughly a year and a half, a total that already puts her alone in seventh place on the career wins list at IU. She has a long way to go to reach the top of that list, as Merit Elzey recoreded 35 wins from 1994-97. Next up on the list will be Lauren Fabrro and Stacy Van Boxmeer, who are tied for fifth with 15 wins apiece. Current teammate Lauren Hollandsworth sits in fourth place with 18 wins on her ledger.
THE COMFORTS OF HOME
The 7-0-0 start to the season in games played at Armstrong Stadium is the first time the Hoosiers have won their first seven games at home. In 2007, Indiana played to a tie against Loyola Marymount in the home opener before reeling off nine straight wins at home. The streak came to a close with a 2-0 loss to Duke in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
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