Arnold Receives National Recognition Again
Oct. 16, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - For the second time in three weeks, Indiana women's soccer player Kristin Arnold has been named to the Soccer America Team of the Week and the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week. Arnold scored three goals for the Hoosiers in wins over Minnesota (4-2) and Iowa (1-0) over the weekend.
Nikki Bonacorsi set up the overtime game winner against Iowa with a nice pass into the box in the 98th minute. Arnold brought the ball to her feet, wound up and drilled a shot toward the net from 15 yards. The attempt deflected off a Hawkeye defender and into the lower right corner of the net to move the Hoosiers to 11-1-2 (5-0-1 Big Ten) on the season.
Arnold set a school record with 12 shots against the Hawkeyes, eclipsing Kara Bryan's 10 against Xavier on Sept. 9, 2001. Her nine goals on the 2007 campaign are tied with Kim Grodek (2004) for the most since 1998, which is also the last season that Indiana has had at least 11 wins (14-8-1). Her eight goals and 16 points in conference play have already set an IU single-season record for Big Ten games. Both marks lead the conference.
Against the Golden Gophers, Arnold scored goals in the seventh minute and the 56th minute to lead the Hoosiers to victory. On her first tally, Chloe McKay fed the ball to the sophomore just outside the near corner of the box. Arnold spun and sent a right-footed shot high to the right corner and over keeper Chelsey Turner to make the score 1-0 in favor of the home squad. Arnold added her second goal of the contest at 55:16. Off a free kick, she blasted a bending shot over the wall to the top right corner and into the back of the net for her third multi-goal contest of the year.
As a team, the Hoosiers improved to 22nd in the Soccer America and Soccer Buzz polls (from 25th), while the National Soccer Coaches Association of America gave the Hoosiers their first ranking of the season at No. 24.
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