Oct. 27, 2010
Indiana Hoosiers (5-10-1, 1-6 Big Ten) at Penn State Nittany Lions (7-8-1, 5-2-0 Big Ten)
Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010
Jeffrey Field 7:00 p.m. ET
**Live on BigTenNetwork.com
**Tape-delay on Big Ten Network at 4 p.m. ET (Oct. 29)
Ohio State Buckeyes (13-3-1, 7-1 Big Ten) at Indiana Hoosiers (5-10-1, 1-6 Big Ten)
Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010
Armstrong Stadium 1:00 p.m. ET
**Live streaming video on IUHoosiers.com
"Bark at the Park" - fans are encouraged to bring their dogs to the game
Fans are also encouraged to come to the game dressed in their Halloween costumes for free candy
Complete Indiana Game Notes
The Hoosiers picked up their first conference win via a 3-2 overtime win in Iowa City against the Hawkeyes, with Carly Samp providing the game-winning goal. Indiana trailed 2-0 after the first 25 minutes but senior Leigh Anne Cummings was able to squeeze a goal inside the near post to bring IU within 2-1. Then early in the second half, Orianica Velasquez was able to steal a pass deep in the Iowa end and put a ball past the UI keeper to the far post that was perfectly placed and knotted the score at 2-2. The teams went to overtime and the Hawkeyes had the first good scoring chance, putting a header off the crossbar. The Hoosiers responded by getting Cummings the ball on the left side of the goal and her crossing pass found the foot of Samp at the goal line for the game-winner. It was the first three-point game of Cummings career, as she has served as a defender for the past season.
Mick Lyon is in his ninth season at the helm of the IU women's soccer program, where he has a record of 77-75-18. 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 185-140-37 (.512) in his 18th year as a college coach.
Erica Walsh is in her fourth year at Penn State and has a record of 47-18-4 with the Nittany Lions after stops at Dartmouth and Harvard. Lori Walker is in her 14th year at Ohio State and has compiled a 141-106-22 mark with the Buckeyes. Prior to Columbus, she served as head coach at Kansas for two years.
RECORD VS. OPPONENTS
RECORD VS. OPPONENT
Indiana is 1-16-1 all-time against Penn State, with the lone win coming in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament at Ohio State in 1996.
The Hoosiers hold a 10-8-2 edge in the all-time series with the Buckeyes, but have lost the last four meetings with Ohio State.
Junior forward Carly Samp leads the team with 19 points (8 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, Illinois and Iowa to bring her career total to 14 goals and 11 assists for a total of 39 points.
The 39 points puts Samp in seventh on the career points list at Indiana. Next up is Abby Ryan's 44 career points in sixth place.
SHOOTING FOR THE TOP
Sophomore Orianica Velasquez has upped her career shot total to 114 entering play this weekend, giving her an average of 3.35 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 114 in just 34 games and is just 10 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 34 games played with the Hoosiers, Velasquez has 30 points to her credit. Breaking it down even further, Velasquez is averaging 0.88 points per game, the third-best average in IU history.