Women's Soccer

    Sunday is Senior Day For Women's Soccer

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 26, 2013

    Week 10
     Date Oct. 26, 2013
     Sunday, Oct. 26 Wisconsin (9-5-2, 4-4-1 Big Ten) at Indiana (12-4-1, 5-4 Big Ten)
    1:30 p.m.
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    Sunday will be the final regular season home game for Indiana, and prior to the game (around 1:10pm), the team will take time to recognize the eight players that are playing their final season in the Cream and Crimson.

    Those eight players are (in alphabetical order): Rebecca Candler, Shannon Flower, Megan Holland, Kate McCusker, Monica Melink, Lisa Nouanesengsy, Lara Ross and Becca Zambon.

    Over the last four years, that group has increased the team win total each season and each one has been named Academic All-Big Ten at least once during their career.

    GOLDEN BOOT< Indiana retained possession of the Golden Boot on Thursday with a 2-1 victory at Purdue. It is the first-ever win in West Lafayette for the Hoosiers and have now won two in a row against the Boilermakers.

    Purdue scored first just before halftime to take a 1-0 lead into the locker room, but the story of the first half was IU goalkeeper Shannon Flower, who made eight saves in the half to keep the Hoosiers in the game. She finished the game with 10 saves to match her career high.

    In the second half, IU played with more confidence and was able to get the tying goal in the 69th minute when Abby Smith found Rebecca Candler on the right side of the box and she drilled it inside the far post.

    Then with just over 10 minutes left in the game, Smith was in the middle of the action again. This time she took a free kick before the Purdue defense was set, finding Candler in the box. Candler took a couple touches and then sent a cross in front of the goal that found Monica Melink and she finished it to put IU ahead, 2-1.

    After collecting three assists on Thursday against Purdue, Indiana now has 37 assist on the season to set a new IU single-season record. The previous record was 35 set by the 1998 team.

    Senior goalkeeper Shannon Flower has had a great final collegiate campaign in the Cream and Crimson. Through the first 17 games, she has posted seven shutouts, leaving her one shy of tying the IU single-season record. Entering this year, Flower had two solo shutouts in 34 games played.

    She added another chapter to her legacy with a 10-save effort at Purdue on Thursday. But her effort in the first half against the Boilermakers was what truly counted, as she made eight saves and many of those were from close range.

    Her goals against average this season of 1.03 ranks her inside the Top 10 all-time at IU while her career goals against average of 1.59 also puts her inside the Top 10 on that list.

    Senior Rebecca Candler has continued the momentum she built up last year into this, her final season at IU. After setting the Indiana single-season assists record with 10 in 2012, she has seven to her credit this year. Most recently, she assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime at Michigan State and at Purdue on Thursday.

    She has 19 helpers in her career, putting her in second place on the IU career assists list, trailing only Wendy Dillinger's 24 assists.

    The Medina, Ohio, native also has 11 career assists in Big Ten games, which is a new IU record.

    Junior midfielder Abby Smith once again showed her penchant for making big plays in crunch time on Thursday at Purdue. She was credited with assists on both goals for the Hoosiers to give her five this season to go with her four goals - including one game-winner.




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