Hoosiers Head to Michigan for Two Big Ten Matchups
October 8, 2003
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Bloomington, Ind. Indiana (5-6-0, 2-3-0) will travel to Michigan to take on Big Ten opponents, Michigan and Michigan State this week. On Friday, Oct. 10, the Hoosiers will be in Ann Arbor, Mich., for a matchup with the Wolverines. Game time is set for 4:00 p.m. and will be played at the Michigan Soccer Field.
Following Fridays game, Indiana will take on the Spartans. Start time is noon and the game will be played at Old College Field in East Lansing, Mich.
The Hoosiers won two consectutive games for the first time this season with wins over Iowa on Friday and Marshall on Sunday.
On Friday, although the team was down a player for a good portion of the second half, due to a red card issed to Emily Hotz, Robin Barkers game-winning goal at the 53:44 mark was enough to push the Hoosiers past Big Ten opponent Iowa, 1-0. Freshman Carrie DeFreece was awarded the assist after she blew by her defenders down the right side line and crossed the ball into the middle to Barker. Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, Shaunna Daugherty played the full 90-minutes in goal, earning the shutout as well as recording three saves.
On Sunday the team took a break from conference play and squared off with the Marshall Thundering Herd. The Hoosiers dominated in the second half of action and cruised to a 4-0 victory.
Hoosier freshmen, Ali Brown, Carrie DeFreece and Lauren Lamping stepped up, combining for two of Indiana's goals and dishing out one assist.
Kim Grodek got the Hoosiers on the board first when she headed the ball in the net after a Brown corner kick. Later on in the game Kristen Zmijewksi would earn an unassisted goal, her third goal of the season.
Kloosterman Returns to Alma Mater
Assistant coach Sara Kloosterman will return to her alma mater when the Hoosiers take on Michigan State on Sunday. Kloosterman, an 02 graduate of MSU, was a four-year standout goalkeeper for the Spartans. She landed second-team All-Big Ten and regional goalkeeper honors in 2000, her senior season. She finished that year with 101 saves and a goals against average of 0.79. Her career statistics for the Spartans included 370 saves, 16.5 shutouts and a goals against average of 1.32.
Word on the Wolverines
Michigan stands at 3-5-4 overall and 2-2-2 in the Big Ten entering Fridays game with the Hoosiers. The Wolverines are coming off a 2-0 loss to No. 16 Penn State.
Michigan is paced by junior Kate Morgan, who leads the team with eight points, on four goals. Seniors Stephanie Chavez and Erika Kleinholz are also assets to the team. Each have six points, on two goals and two assists apiece.
The Rademacher Profile
Debbie Rademacher enters her ninth season with the Wolverines. Rademacher has been the only coach in the nine-year history of womens varsity soccer at Michigan. Over that stretch, she has compiled a 118-66-13 overall record and a 45-27-7 mark in the Big Ten conference. Prior to her time at Michigan, Rademacher spent two years as head coach at Fairfield University.
The Wolverines hold a 8-1-0 advantage over the Indiana in the series history. The only Hoosier victory dates back to Sept. 11, 1994, when the Hoosiers won, 3-1. The last meeting between the two teams was on Oct. 13, 2002. The game was held in Bloomington, Ind. and the Wolverines earned a 2-0 victory.
Scouting the Spartans
The Spartans stand at 7-4-0 overall and 3-3-0 in conference play coming into Sundays game.
Prior to the match with the Hoosiers, Michigan State will host Purdue on Friday, Oct. 10 at 4 p.m.
Most recently, the Spartans lost to Ohio State, 1-0, on Sunday, Oct. 5.
The top scoring threat for the Spartans is Tiffany Laskowski, who has tallied 15 points this season, on five goals and five assists. Laskowski is also listed second in the points category among all Big Ten players.
The Saxton Profile
The Spartans are under the direction of head coach Tom Saxton, who is in the midst of his 13th season at MSU. He has a career record of 118-106-19 over that span.
The Hoosiers lead the series with Michigan state, 6-2-2. October 11, 2002, was the last meeting between the Hoosiers and the Spartans and IU came out on top with a 1-0 victory. Kim Grodek scored the game winning goal.
Among the Big Ten
In conference play, Indiana ranks ninth in goals with a total of four so far this season.
Four Hoosiers appear in the Big Ten category leaders for the week of Oct. 6.
Missy Vierling and Robin Barker are tied for third in the game-winning goals category with one apiece.
In the goalkeeper stats, both Stacey Van Boxmeer and Shaunna Daugherty make their marks in this weeks standings. Van Boxmeer ranks 10th in the saves category with eight so far this season. She also ranks tied for fifth in shutouts with one.
Daugherty is also tied for fifth in shutouts with one and appears in the goals against average category with a 1.11 average.
Daugherty Named Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Senior goalkeeper Shaunna Daugherty has been named the womens soccer Big Ten Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 5. Daugherty earned the honor after a complete-game shutout against Iowa and 45 minutes of flawless goalkeeping against Marshall last week.
Daugherty, an Aurora, Ill., native, becomes the fourth Hoosier ever to earn Big Ten Player of the Week accolades. The last Hoosier to receive this honor was senior Emily Hotz, who was recognized during the week of Nov. 5, 2001.
Daugherty has played in nine of the Hoosiers 11 games so far this season, starting seven of them. This season, Daugherty has tallied 13 total saves and has a goals against average of 0.76.
Head coach Mick Lyon was pleased to hear of Daughertys recognition.
Shaunna had a fantastic week for us, said Lyon. She really was the difference in the Iowa game between us winning or tying. It is always an honor to see our players receive such acknowledgement.
In the History Books
In Sundays game with Marshall, the Hoosiers scored four goals in a game for the first time since the final game of the 2001 season. In that game, the Hoosiers scored a 5-1 victory over Ohio.
In addition, the Hoosiers victory over No. 11 Ohio State on Friday, September 26 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.
Freshman Megan Pipkens and sophomore Kristen Zmijewski lead the Hoosier offense with six points apiece. Pipkens earned her points on two goals and two assists. Zmijewski earned hers on three goals.
Moving On Up
Kim Grodeks second goal of the season on Sunday, Oct. 5, marked her 12th career goal. This stat moves her to seventh in the all-time career goals at IU. With just three more goals, Grodek can etch her name into the top five all-time goal scorers at Indiana.
The Hoosier freshmen are certainly living up to thier No. 15 recruiting class ranking that they received from Soccer America during preseason. The freshman have earned 20 of the Hoosiers 34 points this season. In addition, six freshman have started in the last two games for the Hoosiers.