IU Welcomes Purdue for Final Big Ten Regular Season Game
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Bloomington, Ind. Indiana (7-7-1, 4-4-1) will finish its conference schedule as they host they host intrastate rival and Big Ten opponent, Purdue (9-3-3, 5-2-2) this week. This marks the last Big Ten regular season match for the Hoosiers. The Hoosiers are currently sixth in the Big Ten Standings and Purdue holds a the third- place spot. Kickoff will be on Friday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. at Armstrong Stadium.Live updates will be available on the IU website for this game. Log onto www.iuhoosiers.com and click on the womens soccer live updates link to follow the Hoosiers in action.
Game Notes Indiana will celebrate 10 years of IU Women's Soccer on Friday night. In honor of the programs milestone, all kids age 10 and under will receive free admission and groups of 10 or more can attend for only $1 per person.
In addition, the Indiana mens soccer team will play a game against the Saint Louis Billikens directly after the womens game on Friday night. Game Time is set for 7:30 p.m.
IU Spilts Games The Hoosiers came away with a win and a loss in this past weekends games against No. 20 Illinois and Northwestern.
On Friday, IU suffered a 2-1 heartbreaking loss to the 20th- ranked Fighting Illini of Illinois Friday, October 17, at Armstrong Stadium.
The Fighting Illinis leading scorer Tara Hurless scored her seventh goal of the season, putting Illinois up 1-0 at the 30:40 mark.
The Hoosiers would not let up and stormed back with a goal of their own. Hoosier freshman Megan Pipkens notched her third goal of the season after taking control of a long kick from junior midfielder Kim Grodek as she was heading toward the goal. Pipkens blew by her defender and chipped the ball smoothly over the Fighting Illinis goalkeeper, Leisha Alcia ,and tied the game at 1-1 before heading into the lockeroom. Hurless would unexpectedly strike again, getting behind the Hoosier defense and shooting the ball under the upper left corner past second-half starter Stacey Van Boxmeer at the 87:12 mark and giving the Illinois a 2-1 victory.
In Sundays action, Kim Grodek was stellar, earning two goals for the Hoosiers for the second weekend in a row. Pipkens notched her fourth career goal as the IU blanked Northwestern, 3-0.
Background on the Boilermakers Purdue stands at 9-3-3 overall and 5-2-3 in the Big Ten entering Fridays game with the Hoosiers. The Boilermakers are are coming off a 1-1 tie with to No. 20 Illinois on Sunday. Purdue is currently third in the conference standings.
Purdue is paced by junior Lauren Sesselmann and senior Annette Kent, who lead the team with 19 points apiece on seven goals and five assists.
Freshman Lauren Mason is the Boilermakers starting goalkeeper. She has tallied three shutouts this season, an effort that puts her tied for third for first among other Big Ten goalkeepers.
The Klatte Profile Rob Klatte enters his fifth season with Purdue. Klatte led the 2002 Boilermakers to a 14-win campaign that lasted through the second round of the NCAA Womens College Cup Tournament. Prior to his time at Purdue, Klatte served as the head coach at Wright State from 1994-96, an assistant at Cincinnati from 92-93 and head coach at Baylor from 90-91.
Purdue holds a 4-1-0 advantage over Indiana in the series history. The only IU victory dates back to Oct. 22, 1999, when IU won, 1-0, in overtime. The last meeting between the two teams was on Nov. 7, 2002, in a first round matchup at the Big Ten Tournament. The game was held in East Lansing, Mich., and the Boilermakers earned a, 1-0, victory over the Hoosiers.
Among the Big Ten In conference play, Indiana is tied for fifth in goals with a total of 11 so far this season.
Five Hoosiers appear in the Big Ten category leaders for the period ending Oct. 19.
Missy Vierling is tied for third in the game-winning goals category with two.
Kim Grodek is currently tied for fourth with five goals in conference.
In addition, Carrie DeFreece ranks tied for 10th among the assist leaders with two.
In the goalkeeper stats, Shaunna Daugherty and Stacey Van Boxmeer are both tied for sixth in the shutouts category with one apiece in conference play. Daugherty also ranks sixth in goals against average with 1.26.
IU Moves Up in Regional Poll This week Indiana moved from No. 9 to No. 7 ranking in the NSCAA Great Lakes Regional Poll.
Rickerby to Face Familar Foe Assistant coach Ian Rickerby will go up against a familar team when the Hoosiers face the Purdue Friday night. Prior to joining the Hoosiers in 2002, Rickerby coached the Boilermakers through the 2001 season, serving as an assistant under head coach Rob Klatte.
Pipkens Selected for Dream Big Profile from Big Ten Freshman Meagan Pipkens was selected by the Big Ten conference for the Dream Big Profile on the conference website that runs every few weeks. Established in the fall of 1998, Dream Big serves as a vehicle to bring attention to and awareness of young girls', grades K-8, involvement in sports and the benefits sports plays in their daily lives. Dream Big continues the Big Ten's commitment of gender equity in women's athletics. To view the full article use this link: http://www.bigten.org/PressReleases/20031020/wsoc-031020-dreambig-pipkens.cfm
Low Goal Zone Currently, the record for lowest IU opponent goals allowed in a single season is 22, set by the 1999 team and 2000 teams. If Indiana can hold its opponents to under 9 goals in the remaining games, the 2003 squad can snap this record and move up on the charts.
Point Leaders Junior Kim Grodek has added a spark to the Hoosier offense and leads the team in points with 13. Grodek earned her points on six goals and one assist.
Freshmen Megan Pipkens is not too far behind with 10 points on four goals and two assists.
Moving on Up Kim Grodeks 16th career goal on Sunday, Oct. 19, makes her the fifth all-time leading goal scorer in IU history. The all-time career goals record was set by Wendy Dillinger, who played for the Hoosiers from 1993-97, after she netted a remarkable 37 goals.
IU Announces Summer Camp Dates 2004 will be a very exciting summer as Indiana soccer camp celebrates 30 years of success. In order to assure acceptance to the 2004 session, it is best to submit applications early. For Boys ages 11-18 and Girls ages 12-18, the dates are June 13-17, June 20-24, July 11-15 and July 18-22. For more details and applications visit the website: http://www.iuhoosiers.com/camps/socceror call 1-800-999-7667.