McCarthy Nets Big Ten co-Player of the Week Honors
Oct. 8, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Senior forward Lindsay McCarthy has been named the Big Ten co-Player of the Week, the conference announced today. McCarthy, who netted both of IU's goals on the weekend, is the third straight Hoosier to pick up Player of the Week honors from the conference.
McCarthy scored both of Indiana's goals on the weekend to help the Hoosiers get off to a 3-0-1 start in the Big Ten. McCarthy netted a first-half goal against Michigan and scored the game-winner against Michigan State in the 73rd minute. The honor is the first of the senior's career, and comes on the heels of Player of the Week nods for sophomores Christie Kotynski (9/24) and Kristin Arnold (10/1). The senior has three goals and one assist on the season.
Against Michigan, McCarthy netted her second goal of the season at the 24:01 mark. After Chloe McKay's shot was blocked from 30 yards out, the ball came to McCarthy. The senior snuck free of her defender, turned around and ripped a shot high to the left side that cleared Michigan keeper Madison Gates to put IU up 1-0.
In the game against the Spartans, McCarthy put the Hoosiers up 1-0 for the second consecutive contest, this time late in the second half with a goal at 72:54. Off a pass from Christie Kotynski, the senior ripped a shot from just outside the box and deflected it off the left post and in for her third goal of the season and her first game-winner. Kotynski was credited with her fifth assist of the year on the play.
The Hoosiers increased their unbeaten streak to 11 games with Sunday's 1-0 win over Michigan State. Indiana sits in a tie with Purdue for first place in the conference with 10 points, and is ranked 25th in the most recent Soccer America and Soccer Buzz polls.
Indiana will play its final two home conference matches this weekend when it hosts Minnesota and Iowa. The Hoosiers and Gophers will face off Friday at 7 p.m. EDT at Armstrong Stadium, while IU faces the Hawkeyes on Sunday at 2 p.m.
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