Bloomington, Ind. -Indiana (7-8-1, 4-5-1) will finish its regular season schedule with two non-conference opponents when it hosts the Miami (Ohio) Redhawks (7-8-2) on Friday, Oct. 31, and travels to Oakland Mich., on Sunday, Nov. 2, to take on the Oakland Golden Grizzlies.
Kickoff on Friday will be at 7:00 p.m. at Armstrong Stadium.
Sundays game is set for 1:00 p.m. and will be played at the OU Soccer Field.
Live updates will be available on the IU website for Fridays game against the Redhawks. Log onto www.iuhoosiers.com and click on the womens soccer live updates link to follow the Hoosiers in action.
Game Note: Every fan that wears a Halloween costume to the game on Friday will receive free admission to the game. There will also be a trick-or treat with the womens soccer team following the game with lots of free candy.
Last Week: 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.
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.
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 mark. Lauren Sesselmann and Comisar were awarded the assists.
Scouting the RedHawks The Miami (Ohio) RedHawks currently stand at 7-8-2 overall and 5-4-1 in the Mid-American conference. The RedHawks are coming off a 4-1 win over Akron on Sunday, Oct. 26.
Miami (Ohio) is paced by 2003 NSCAA First-Team All-Great Lakes Region selection, Ashley Swinehart. The junior forward has served an an anchor of the RedHawks offense, notching 16 goals and two assists for a total of 34 points.
The Kramig File A soccer icon in Southwestern Ohio, Miami (Ohio) University head coach Bobby Kramig enters his 21st season at the mentor of Miami soccer and his seventh year at the helm of the womens program. Prior to his time with the womens program, Kramig served as the as the mens head coach for 16 years.
Series History The Hoosiers lead the series with the RedHawks, 1-0-0. The last meeting between the two teams was in Oxford, Ohio, on Sept. 16, 1997, and the Hoosiers won, 3-0.
Gearing up for the Grizzlies The Oakland Grizzlies are red hot, winning 10 consecutive games and clinching the Mid-Continent conference regular season title on Sunday, Oct. 26, after defeating IUPUI, 5-0.
The Golden Grizzlies sport a 12-3-1 overall record and are 6-0-0 in their conference. Prior to Sundays matchup with the Hoosiers, Oakland will face Western Michigan on Friday at 3:00 p.m.
Shelly Piccirillo leads the team in points with 22 on 10 goals and two assists.
Goalkeeper Sarah Buckland has tallied five shutouts and 59 saves on the season.
The Oshea Profile Nick Oshea has been at the helm of the Oakland womens soccer team for the past 10 years. He has led OU to at least a share of three consective regular season titles and three straight Mid-Continent tournament titles. Oshea was the head coach at Schoolcraft Community College before coming to OU.
Series History This will be the first meeting between the Hoosiers and Golden Grizzlies.
Among the Big Ten In conference play, Indiana is sixth in goals with a total of 12 so far this season. Four Hoosiers appear in the Big Ten category leaders for the period ending Oct. 24 Missy Vierling remains tied for third in the game-winning goals category with two.Kim Grodek is currently tied for sixth with five goals in the conference.
In addition, Shaunna Daugherty and Stacey Van Boxmeer have maintained their status in the goalkeeper stats. Daugherty is seventh in the goal against category with a GAA of 1.40. Van Boxmeers 18 saves, put her tied for tenth among other Big Ten goalkeepers. Van Boxmeer and Daugherty are also tied for sixth in shutouts with one a piece.
Low Goal Zone The Hoosier defense has been stellar this season, having only allowed 15 goals so far. Currently, the record for lowest IU opponent goals allowed in a single season is 22, set by the 1999 team and 2000 teams. If Indiana can hold its opponents to under seven goals in the remaining games, the 2003 squad can snap this record and move up on the charts.
Big Ten Tournament Info 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 Thursday, Nov. 6- Sunday, Nov. 9, in Madison, Wis. 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 by finishing sixth in the regular season standings.
The Hoosiers (7-8-1, 4-5-1) will face possibly their 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 Hoosiesr will look to reverse their fortunes on Nov. 6 in Madison.
To follow all the action during the tournament just follow this link: http://www.bigten.org/PressReleases/20031017/wsoc-2003bigtentournament.cfm
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