Bloomington, Ind.In the Hoosiers final regular season Big Ten match, senior defender Carly Everett scored her first career goal at the 88:44 minute mark, but it was not enough, as the Hoosiers dropped a 2-1 decision to intrastate rival Purdue Friday night at Armstrong Stadium. With the win, the Boilers move to 10-3-3 overall, 6-2-2 in the conference and also claim the golden boot that has been passed on between the two teams over the years. Indiana slips to 7-8-1 and 4-5-1 in the Big Ten.
Everetts goal came from inside the 18 and fell to the left corner past Purdues goalkeeper Lauren Mason. Freshman defender Lauren Dieter earned her first career points as she pushed the ball up to Everett moments after a corner kick.
We ran out of bodies, said Coach Lyon. That was our biggest thing. All of the injuries hurt us. We had to deal with fewer rotations and that hurt us significantly. I was happy that we at least scored a goal because we havent scored against Purdue in four years. We pushed hard to get that goal.
The Hoosiers and Boilers were pretty evenly matched in the first 45 minutes of action. Indiana held a slight shooting advantage over the Boilers, 7-4 before the break. Emily Hotz had two of the shots for the Hoosiers in the first half, her best look at the net forced Mason to make a diving save at the 35:48 mark.
The scoreless grudge match was snapped at the 69:44 mark after Purdues Kim Comisar chipped the ball over the Hoosier defense and Courtney Coppedge found herself in ready position to score her sixth goal of the season into the lower left corner into an empty net.
Just two minutes later, the Boilers struck again. This time the goal would come from Annette Kent at the 71:51. Lauren Sesselmann and Kim Comisar were awarded the assists.
The Hoosiers will be home again next Friday, Oct. 31, at 7:00 p.m. Indiana will square off for a non-conference match against Miami of Ohio. All fans that wear a Halloween costume will get free admission to the game.