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    No. 23 Indiana Ready For No. 25 Penn State and No. 15/13 Ohio State

    Go Hoosiers! Kirsta Kellin
    Go Hoosiers!
    Kirsta Kellin
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 28, 2009

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana remained perfect at Armstrong Stadium on the year with a 2-0 win over Iowa last Sunday behind goals from Jocelyn Moses and Orianica Velasquez Herrera. The teams were going back and forth for the entire first half and then most of the second half as well before Devon Beach broke free in the box and took a shot that was blocked and fell right to the foot of Moses, who deposited it into the net for her second goal of the year. Then Lex Dickison stepped up big in goal and made a diving save on a PK in the 87th minute to perserve a 1-0 lead. Velasquez Herrera added her fifth goal of the year with 10 seconds left in the game to put it out of reach.

    Penn State defeated Illinois last weekend, 6-0, while Ohio State claimed a 1-0 overtime win against Purdue in it's most recent contest.

    The Hoosiers moved to 8-0-1 at home this season with a 2-0 win over Iowa on Sunday. Jocelyn Moses found a loose ball in the box and put home her second goal of the season while Orianica Velasquez Herrera took over the team lead in goals with her fifth of the year. Lauren Hollandsworth and Lex Dickison split time in goal for the injured starter Lindsay Campbell. Hollandsworth did not have to make any saves in the first half while Dickison made three in the second half, including a spectacular save on a Iowa penalty kick late in the game after IU had just taken the lead.

    The Nittany Lions played an extremely challenging schedule right out of the gate, taking on four teams in the top 15 in their first six games. After a loss to Michigan State in their Big Ten opener, the Nittany Lions have gone 5-0-1 and sit in second place in the Big Ten standings.

    Katie Schoepfer leads the Nittany Lions with 10 goals and six assists for a total of 26 points. She is followed closely by Danielle Toney with nine goals and six assists and both players also have three game-winning goals.

    In goal, Alyssa Naeher has played all but 20 minutes and posted a 0.92 goals against average while making 75 saves and accumulating five shutouts.

    Ohio State sits atop the Big Ten standings entering the week with 13 wins, including a 6-1-1 mark in conference play and have not lost since Oct. 4 at Penn State.

    Lauren Granberg and Paige Maxwell lead a balanced Buckeye attack with five goals. The Granberg is one of three players with a team-high 11 points as 18 different players have registered a point this season.

    Lauren Robertson has been the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on three occasions this season and for good reason. She has a 0.51 goals against average and has only had to make 26 saves while posting 12 shutouts.

    Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Lex Dickison made one of the biggest saves of the season for the Hoosiers on Sunday against Iowa. With IU having just taken a 1-0 lead four minutes earlier, the Hawkeyes drew a penalty kick, looking to tie the game with just three minutes left. But Dickison was up to the task as she made a diving save to her right and deflected the low ball wide of the goal and over the endline for a corner kick. The momentum instantly switched and IU went on to add an insurance goal with 10 seconds left to claim a 2-0 victory.

    The Hoosiers have four games left on the schedule and and three of those are against teams currently ranked in the adidas/NSCAA Top 25 poll. Penn State comes into the weekend ranked No. 25 while Ohio State comes in at No. 15. Then on Tuesday, current No. 22 Purdue comes to Armstrong Stadium before a trip to Minnesota closes out the year.




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