Women's Soccer

    Women's Soccer Set To Host Michigan on Sunday in "Pink Game"

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 16, 2010

    Michigan Wolverines (6-2-4, 1-1-1 Big Ten) at Indiana Hoosiers (4-9-1, 0-5-0 Big Ten)

    Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010
    Bill Armstrong Stadium
    1:00 p.m. ET

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    The Hoosiers' game on Sunday against Michigan will be its only home game of the month of October after playing all eight contests during the month of September at home. The game will also be the first for head coach Mick Lyon's squad in 10 days following a 2-1 loss at Purdue on Oct. 7. In that game Carly Samp moved into a tie for seventh place on the career points list with 27. She leads the Hoosiers with seven goals and three assists this season to set a new single-season career high for the junior from Barrington, Ill. Orianica Velasquez picked up the assist on Samp's goal against the Boilermakers to continue her outstanding regular season at the other forward position.

    Sunday's game will also be a the team's "Pink Game" as they raise awareness for breast cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to show their support as well.

    Mick Lyon is in his ninth season at the helm of the IU women's soccer program, where he has a record of 76-74-18. Last year the Hoosiers finished the seaosn with a 10-7-2 overall record and fell just short of earning an NCAA Tournament berth. The team started out 2009 with six straight victories to set a school record. His 2007 campaign was his finest as a Hoosier head coach, as he led IU to its first NCAA Tournament in his tenure, and saw the Hoosiers advance to the third round of the Tournament for the first time in school history. Lyon's teams have been dominant at home, as the Hoosiers are 48-23-8 on Yeagley Field in his reign, including a 29-13-5 mark in the last three seasons. Lyon has a career record of 184-139-37 (.512) in his 18th year as a college coach.

    Greg Ryan is 10-19-10 as he enters his third season at Michigan. He is in his 18th year as a collegiate head coach overall and has a 195-100-28 career record with stops at Colorado College, SMU and Wisconsin.

    The Hoosiers are 4-10-3 all-time against the Wolverines, but are 2-1-2 in the last five meetings. Last year the teams battled to a scoreless tie in Ann Arbor. Michigan's last visit to Bloomington resulted in a 1-0 victory to close out the 2008 season.

    Junior forward Carly Samp leads the team with 17 points (7 goals, 3 assists) so far this year. She scored the first goal of the season for the Hoosiers just over a minute into the opener at Evansville. She has since added goals against Butler, Nebraska, No. 7 Texas A&M, Central Michigan and Illinois to bring her career total to 13 goals and 11 assists for a total of 37 points.

    The 37 points moves Samp into a tie for seventh on the career points list at Indiana.




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