Bloomington, Ind.The Indiana womens soccer team will make its sixth appearance in 10 years at the Big Ten Tournament in 2003. The tournament will be held on Thurs, Nov. 6- Sunday, Nov. 9, in Madison, Wisconsin. This is the second year in a row the Hoosiers have earned a spot to participate in the tournament. Seedings were released on Saturday, Oct. 25, and IU received a No. 6 seed.
The Hoosiers (7-8-1, 4-5-1) will face possibly its biggest rival in the Big Ten, the No. 3 seed, Purdue Boilermakers (10-3-3-, 6-2-2). The game will be played on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 1:30 p.m. at the McClimon Soccer Complex.
IU is coming off of a, 2-1, loss to Purdue on Friday night at home and has found itself in a similar situation to the 2002 season. The Hoosiers lost to Purdue in the last game of the regular season, 1-0. They then faced Purdue in the first round of the Big Ten tournament and lost a heartbreaker to the Boilers again, in overtime, 1-0. The Hoosier will look to reverse their fortunes on Nov. 6 in Madison.
The 2003 Big Ten Womens Soccer Tournament schedule is as follows:
Thursday, Nov. 6:
(Game 1) No. 2 Illinois vs. No. 7 Michigan State @ 10:30 p.m.
(Game 2) No. 3 Purdue vs. No. 6 Indiana @ 1:30 p.m.
(Game 3) No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 5 Ohio State @ 4:30 p.m.
(Game 4) No. 1 Penn State vs. No. 8 Wisconsin @ 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 7: (Game 5) Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner @ 4:30 p.m.
(Game 6) Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Nov. 9: (Championship Game) Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner @ 1:00 p.m.
The Hoosiers play again on Friday night against the Miami Ohio RedHawks. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. and any fan that wears a Halloween costume will receive free admission. There will also be a trick-or-treat after the game with the players and coaches with lots of free candy.