Hoosiers Prepare for Butler
ON THE SCHEDULE
The Indiana women's soccer team will conclude its regular season with a home match against intrastate rival Butler on Friday, Oct. 29. Friday will also be senior day as IU honors two seniors, starting midfielder Kim Grodek and four year manager Katie Cochran.
LAST WEEKS RECAP
After a scoreless first period, Purdue got on the board in the second as Rebecca Robison notched a goal from 15-yards out, just to the left of junior goalkeeper Lauren Fabbro
IU had two opportunities to tie the score late in the game, but sophomore Lauren Lamping's shot was just wide left at 88:01, while senior Kim Grodek attempt just went over the crossbar at 89:44.
On Sunday, freshman Lindsay McCarthy netted her fifth goal of the season as the Indiana women's soccer team came away with a 1-1 tie at DePaul.
IU got on the board first at the 17:04 mark. Freshman Kristin Radcliffe started the action with a corner kick. Sophomore Missy Vierling took control of the ball and fed a pass to McCarthy for the lone IU score.
Fabbro made four saves on the day. Both teams took 16 shots in the match, while IU owned a 9-5 shots on goal advantage.
ON THE HORIZON
The Indiana women's soccer team will enter the Big Ten Tournament beginning Nov. 4 at Ohio State. IU is set to open up with Penn State in the tournaments opening match at 10:30 a.m.
Butler has struggled for much of the year, but has turned it on of late winning two in a row and three out of its last four. Its only blemish in that span was a 1-0 double overtime loss at Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The Bulldogs have scored 24 goals on the season, just two less then IU. They feature a balanced offensive attack with 11 players tallying at least one goal on the year. Leading the way is sophomore forward Kristin Harnest who leads the team with six goals and 12 points. What is more impressive is that her six goals have come on just 25 total shots, including 11 on goal. Sophomore Marcie Stucky is second on the team with 10 points on three goals and four assists, while sophomore midfielder Caiylin Gill leads the club with five helpers on the season.
Butler has allowed just 16 goals on the year. Butler utilizes three goalies that have combined for a .91 goals against average and an .818 saves percentage. Freshman Annalise Larkin has seen the most action between nets with 11 games played and 613:25 minutes. She has a goals against average of 1.32 and a saves percentage of .757. Sophomore Megan Cappa (10 GP, 567:30 Min., .66 GAA, .870 SV%), and senior Katie Sanders (9 GP, 406:46 Min.,.63 GAA, .846 SV%) have also seen action between the pipes.
HOOSIERS IN THE BIG TEN TOURNAMENT
Indiana has qualified for the Big Ten Tournament for the third straight year. Since head coach Mick Lyon took over in 2002, IU has made the Big Ten Tournament in all three of his years. IU had gone three straight year's prior to that without participating in the conference postseason event.
IU will be seeded eighth and will face top seeded Penn State on Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m. The Hoosiers lost a heartbreaking 1-0 contest at Penn State earlier this season. The Big Ten Tournament will take place from Nov. 4-7 at Jesse Owens Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University. Information about tickets and travel arrangements can be viewed by visiting the women's soccer page at iuhoosiers.com/womenssoccer. Look for the Big Ten Tournament information link.
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