Hoosiers Drop Rivalry Game at Purdue
The Indiana Hoosiers were able to put a pair of goals on the board at the Varsity Soccer Complex against Purdue but the Boilermakers scored eight goals to provide the final score of 8-2. Devon Beach scored in the second half off a corner kick and Orianica Velasquez put home a penalty kick.
Late Goals Send Indiana To 2-1 Overtime Loss Against Michigan State
Indiana sophomore midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy scored in the first half to give the Hoosiers a lead but Michigan State (12-4, 5-3 Big Ten) scored the tying goal with two seconds left in regulation and then got the game-winner in the fourth minute of overtime to hand IU the 2-1 loss.
RECORD VS. OPPONENTS
Indiana trails Purdue in the All-Time series, 1-12-3 and has a 1-3-2 mark in games played at Armstrong Stadium. The lone Indiana win came in the first-ever meeting on Oct. 22, 1999, a 1-0 triumph.
Against Michigan State, the Hoosiers hold a 12-7-2 lead in the all-time series and 6-2-1 in games played in East Lansing. The Spartans have won the last two meetings to snap a four-game IU winning streak prior to that.
Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Sarah Stone got her first career start on Sept. 30 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. Most recently, she got the start at Penn State and made 12 saves in goal.
For her efforts against Northwestern, 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 seven assists. Her 15 points are tied for the most on the team after she entered the season with just one goal and one assist to her credit. She enters Thursday's game having recorded at least one point in each of the past three games. After picking up an assist against Illinois, she tallied the game-winning goal against Northwestern and then an assist at Penn State.
The seven assists are the most in a season by an IU player since Megan Pipkens had seven during the 2004 season. The all-time single-season record at IU is eight assists.
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.
GLOBAL EXPERIENCE 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.
Upon returning to Bloomington, she has continued her ascent towards the top of the IUWS record books. Check the far right column for where she currently ranks among the all-time greats at IU.
BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Junior midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy (Huber Heights, Ohio), was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Aug. 20. She became the first Indiana player to receive the award since Sept. 21, 2009.
Nouanesengsy opened the season with a hat trick to lead the Hoosiers to a 3-0 win over Arkansas State at Armstrong Stadium. It was her second career hat trick and she became the first player in school history to post two hat tricks in a career.
Indiana scored four times in the first half against Xavier, the most goals scored in a half by the Hoosiers since scoring five in the second half against Butler in 2010.
TWICE AS NICE
On Aug. 26, Orianica Velasquez and Jessie Bujouves both had two assists in the Hoosiers 4-1 victory against Missouri State. It marked the first time an IU player has had two assists in a game since Sept. 5, 2008, when Carly Samp had a pair against Vermont. Then against Xavier, Rebecca Candler tallied a goal and two assists in the 5-0 Indiana victory.
BIG TEN TOURNAMENT
For the second time in program history, Armstrong Stadium will be the site for the Big Ten Women's Soccer Touranment following the 2012 regular season. The tournament will begin on Oct. 31 with the quarterfinals. The semifinals will be on Friday, Nov. 2, and the championship match will be played on Sunday, Nov. 4.
The last time Bloomington played host to the Big Ten's best was in 1995.
In a change from years past, the host institution will no longer be granted automatic inclusion into the conference tournament. Instead, 2012 will see the top eight teams (based on points) advance to the quarterfinals.