Women's Soccer

    Hoosiers Host Conference-Leading Penn State on Sunday

    Go Hoosiers! Lara Ross
    Go Hoosiers!
    Lara Ross
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 7, 2011

    #18 Penn State Nittany Lions (11-3-0, 4-1 Big Ten) at Indiana Hoosiers (6-6-1, 2-3 Big Ten)
    Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 • Armstrong Stadium • 11:00 a.m. ET
    Live video and Gametracker available at IUHoosiers.com (click here to watch)

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    PROMOTIONS: The game is also the team's annual "Think Pink" game, where the players and coaches will be wearing pink and encourage fans to wear pink as well to help raise awareness for Breast Cancer Research.

    Indiana trails the all-time series against the Nittany Lions, 1-18-1 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 first half has been very good to the Hoosiers so far this season as 11 of the 21 overall goals scored by IU have come in the first 45 minutes.

    In contrast, Indiana scored eight total first half goals during the entire 2010 season.

    In the second half against Nebraska, the IU offense kicked into high gear, scoring a pair of goals to rally from a 1-0 deficit and hand the Huskers their first-ever Big Ten Conference loss.

    The two second half goals marked the second time this season the Hoosiers have scored two or more times in the second half. The other occasion was against Butler, when IU scored three times in the second stanza.

    The last time the Hoosiers scored two goals in the second half against a Big Ten opponent was oct. 24, 2010, at Iowa, when IU scored a goal in the second half and one in overtime to get the win.

    Most recently, in the second half at Northwestern, Lisa Nouanesengsy put home the game-winning goal in the 71st minute of a 1-0 victory.

    With a 1-0 win at Northwestern last Sunday, the Hoosiers now have won three games this season by that score and have won their last two games that have been decided by one goal.

    Junior forward Orianica Velasquez wasted little time making a splash on the Big Ten women's soccer scene after arriving from Colombia just over three years ago. In that time, she has come up big when the team needed her most. After her goal in the 54th minute against Oakland that proved to be the game-winner, it gave her five career game-winning goals.

    Her goal in the 71st minute against Nebraska last weekend tied the game and set the stage for Devon Beach's game-winner in the 81st minute. For Beach, it was her second career game-winning goal and her first goal of the season.

    Carly Samp scored the lone goal against Xavier to give her 18 in her career and move into a tie for fifth place on the career goals scored list at Indiana. She also has 49 career points, good for fifth on the career points list at Indiana.

    Junior Orianica Velasquez has also made a mark on the IU record books in two-plus seasons. With her goal against Nebraska, she now has 18 goals in 46 career games for the Hoosiers. She is tied for fifth place on the career goals scored list at IU and is 8th on the career points scored list (42).

    And goalkeeper Lindsay Campbell has returned to form in her senior season and is moving up the goalkeeper charts as well. She has 17 career victories to hold down fifth on the career list at IU and her 0.97 GAA is the third-best all-time at IU. Additionally, Campbell has 13 career shutouts in goal to tie for second on the career list. She also had 141 career saves to rank fourth all-time.

    Turn to page five of PDF notes above for the complete lists.




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