HOOSIERS WIN IN OVERTIME
October 20, 1998 HOOSIERS WIN IN OVERTIME
Cincinnati, Ohio--Indiana sophomore Kendal Willis' goal at 1:50 in overtime gave the IU women's soccer team a 1-0 win at Cincinnati. The Hoosiers are now 10-5 overall, still 5-3 in the Big Ten, while the Bearcats dropped to 8-7.
"Tracy Grose held the ball just long enough," said Willis on the game-winning goal. "She split the defense and I shot it."
Willis' shot almost did not make it into the net. After Willis took the shot, UC keeper Katrina Bennett pushed it right. The ball hit the right post but still had enough spin to find its way into the goal. IU junior forward Abby Ryan was in place for any rebound action.
"I was there in case it didn't go in," says Ryan. "It had enough spin to get around the post."
With the win, Indiana is now 3-0 in overtime games in 1998. "We always get pumped for overtime," said Ryan.
According to IU head Joe Kelley, Willis' play has reached new levels. "Kendal (Willis) has played really well the last five or six games and she always plays hard," says Kelley. "The Bearcats are very tough and physical, but we won and that's what counts."
Note: Indiana senior Kris Fosdick is now the career leader for games played at Indiana. Fosdick has now played in 78 matches, surpassing Quincy Wolkowitz's mark of 77 games (1993-96).
IU travels to Illinois for its final Big Ten game of the year this Friday, October 23 at 7 p.m. The Hoosiers' next and final home match of the season is Tuesday, October 27 vs. Butler. Game time is 7 p.m. at Bill Armstrong Stadium.
Indiana 0 0 1
Cincinnati 0 0 0
I-Willis (Grose) 91:50
Shots: IU-9, UC-9
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