Women's Soccer

    No. 22 Indiana To Take On Michigan This Sunday in Ann Arbor

    Go Hoosiers! Head Coach Mick Lyon
    Go Hoosiers!
    Head Coach Mick Lyon
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 16, 2009

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The 22nd ranked Indiana women's soccer team travels to Ann Arbor, Mich., this weekend for a Sunday afternoon game against the Michigan Wolverines at 2 p.m. The game will be carried on the Big Ten Network on a tape-delay basis starting at 4 p.m.

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    LAST TIME OUT...
    The Hoosiers remained undefeated at Armstrong Stadium two weekends ago with a win over Michigan State and a tie against Illinois. Indiana outshot the Spartans 25-5 on Friday but was unable to put one home until Carly Samp took a crossing pass and beat the MSU keeper with 21 seconds left in regulations to give IU the 1-0 victory and Lindsay Campbell her 10th career shutout.

    Then on Sunday, the Hoosiers and Illini were locked in a back and forth battle for 90 minutes and neither team was able to break through for a goal. The Illini had a goal taken off the board late in regulation on an offside call and Campbell made a diving stop of an errant clearing attempt by her own defenders to keep the game scoreless.

    A LOOK AT MICHIGAN
    Michigan enters play this weekend with a 5-6-2 overall record and a 0-1-2 mark in the Big Ten following a pair of ties last weekend against Northwestern and Michigan State.

    On offense, the Wolverines are led by Holly Hein and Amy Klippert who both have three goals. Jackie Carron is the top assist person on the team with six assists and has added a pair of goals to give her a team-leading 10 points. Hein has made her goals count, as they have all been the game-winning goals.

    In goal, it has been redshirt freshman Haley Kopmeyer that has seen a bulk of the action, but has shared the goalkeeping duties with redshirt sophomore Kristen Keane. Kopmeyer has allowed 11 goals in 780 minutes for a goals against average of 1.27 and has made 52 saves to put her near the top of the conference in that category.

    LIFE'S A BEACH
    Sophomore forward Devon Beach has joined teammate Carly Samp in getting off to a quick start in their second season in the Cream and Crimson. She has four goals and four assists, which ties her for the team lead in both categories. Her most recent goal came in the ninth minute against Illinois when she beat the Illinois keeper in a one-on-one situation.

    She also assisted on Orianica Velasquez Herrera's first collegiate goal against Evansville after scoring her first goal of the season earlier in the match. The Sarnia, Ontario native would go on to register a second three point game against No. 6 Florida. She got IU on the board early in the second half with a header off a free kick by Chloe McKay. And then later she sent a beautiful through ball to Cummings who beat the UF keeper for the game-winner and a win over against the highest ranked team in program history.

    For her efforts, Beach was named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 7, the first time since October 2007 that Indiana had a player receive a weekly offensive award from the conference. She was also named to Soccer America's Team of the Week and CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers of the Week on Sept. 8.

    DOING IT ALL
    Freshman Orianica Velasquez Herrera was named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week as well as Freshman of the Week on Sept. 21, the first such accolades for the native of Bogota, Colombia. All she did to earn the awards was score all three IU goals over a two game span to help the Hoosiers improve to 8-1-0.

    It marks the second time this year that IU has had a player named co-offensive player of the week, as Devon Beach received the award on Sept. 7. Velasquez Herrera did become the first IU player to be named freshman of the week since the award was just introduced by the conference this season.

    KEEPING IT BALANCED
    The Hoosiers have been far from a one-person show this season, as nine different players have at least two points to their credit this season. A pair of sophomores (Beach and Samp) and a freshman (Velasquez Herrera) sit at the top of the goals scored list while it is the upperclassmen that are at the top of the assists column.

    Beach is tied for the team lead in assists with junior Chloe McKay at four while Kelly Lawrence and Christie Kotynski both have three.

    The Hoosiers are one of just three teams in the Big Ten that have four players with at least nine points, with Purdue and Iowa being the others.

     

     


       

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