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