Oct. 22, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
Indiana Hoosiers (4-10-1, 0-6 Big Ten) at Iowa Hawkeyes (7-7-2, 0-5-1 Big Ten)
Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010
Iowa Soccer Complex
3:00 p.m. ET
LIVE on the Big Ten Network
Nara Weng - Play-by-Play
Kyndra de St. Aubin - Color Analyst
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Indiana returns to the road this weekend for their only appearance on the Big Ten Network when they take on the Hawkeyes in Iowa City on Sunday. The Hoosiers are looking to put the brakes on a six-game losing streak after a 2-1 loss at home to Michigan last Sunday. Junior Carly Samp and sophomore Orianica Velasquez have proven to be one of the best scoring duos in the conference. They join Laura Heyboer and Olivia Stander from Michigan State as the only teammates to be ranked in the top six in scoring in the conference. Samp ranks seventh in IU history with 37 points and Velasquez is on pace to break into the top 10 in career shots by the end of the season in this, her second season at IU. Although IU is just 1-6-1 in the last eight games, they have yet to allow more than two goals in any game. And finally, if you go back and look at the teams that Indiana has played to this point, they have a combined 112 wins.
Mick Lyon is in his ninth season at the helm of the IU women's soccer program, where he has a record of 76-75-18. 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 48-24-8 on Yeagley Field in his reign, including a 29-14-5 mark in the last three seasons. Lyon has a career record of 184-140-37 (.512) in his 18th year as a college coach.
Ron Rainey is in his fifth year in Iowa City and has an overall record of 39-48-9 with the Hawkeyes. It is his 14th year overall as a head coach where he is 129-113-30 with stops at Ball State (seven years), Towson (one year) and Wisconsin-Parkside (one year).
RECORD VS. IOWA
RECORD VS. OPPONENT
Indiana holds a 7-5 advantage in the all-time series with the Hawkeyes and have won the last two meetings, both via shutout. Last year in Bloomington, Indiana downed the Hawkeyes by a score of 2-0 and in 2007 the Hoosiers claimed a 1-0 win in Bloomington. The last time Indiana played at Iowa was in 2006, a 1-0 Hawkeye win in the second overtime period. Iowa won four of the first five in the series but Indiana has rallied to take six of the last seven.
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 puts Samp in a tie for seventh on the career points list at Indiana with Kelly Kram (1998-2001) and Christie Kotynski (2006-09).
SHOOTING FOR THE TOP
Sophomore Orianica Velasquez has upped her career shot total to 113 entering play this weekend, giving her an average of 3.42 shots per game which is the highest per game total in IU history. Tracy Grose is in second place on the list with 3.08 shots per game.
She has accumulated those 113 in just 33 games and is just 11 shots away from breaking into the top 10 for career shots attempted in IU history.
PICKING UP WHERE SHE LEFT OFF
Sophomore forward Orianica Velasquez led the IU offense last year as a freshman with five goals and she wasted little time getting into the scoring column in 2010. She received a hard cross from Becca Candler 12 yards out and one-timed it into the goal to give IU a 2-0 lead before halftime in the season opener at Evansville. Against Butler, Velasquez scored the first goal in a 6-0 win. In 33 games played with the Hoosiers, Velasquez has 28 points to her credit. Breaking it down even further, Velasquez is averaging 0.85 points per game, the third-best average in IU history.