Oct. 30, 2011
Indiana Hoosiers (6-11-1, 2-8 Big Ten) at Ohio State Buckeyes (9-8-1, 4-5-1 Big Ten)
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 Columbus, Ohio 2:00 p.m. ET
Live Broadcast on Big Ten Network (Dan Kelly - Play-by-Play and Danielle Slaton - Color Analysis)
Indiana Game Notes
RECORD VS. OPPONENTS
Indiana is 10-7-2 all-time against Ohio State, inlcuding a 1-0 victory last year in Bloomington over the 18th-ranked Buckeyes. Prior to that victory, Ohio State had won the previous four meetings. The Hoosiers a 3-4-1 in games played in Columbus.
GETTING A GOOD START
The first half has been very good to the Hoosiers so far this season as 12 of the 24 overall goals scored by IU have come in the first 45 minutes.
In contrast, Indiana scored eight total first half goals during the entire 2010 season.
SECOND HALF SURGE
In the second half against Nebraska, the IU offense kicked into high gear, scoring a pair of goals to rally from a 1-0 deficit and hand the Huskers their first-ever Big Ten Conference loss.
The two second half goals marked the second time this season the Hoosiers have scored two or more times in the second half. The other occasion was against Butler, when IU scored three times in the second stanza. Then last week against Purdue, the Hoosiers scored a pair of second half tallies.
The last time the Hoosiers scored two goals in the second half against a Big Ten opponent was oct. 24, 2010, at Iowa, when IU scored a goal in the second half and one in overtime to get the win.
Of the last eight goals that the Hoosiers have scored, seven have come in the second half.
ALL IT TAKES IS ONE
With a 1-0 win at Northwestern, the Hoosiers now have won three games this season by that score and have won two of the last three games that have been decided by one goal. The last game was an overtime loss to Michigan State, 2-1, where the Spartans scored the game-tying goal with two seconds remaining in regulation.
CALL HER CLUTCH
Junior forward Orianica Velasquez wasted little time making a splash on the Big Ten women's soccer scene after arriving from Colombia just over three years ago. In that time, she has come up big when the team needed her most. After her goal in the 54th minute against Oakland that proved to be the game-winner, it gave her five career game-winning goals.
Her goal in the 71st minute against Nebraska last weekend tied the game and set the stage for Devon Beach's game-winner in the 81st minute. For Beach, it was her second career game-winning goal and her first goal of the season.
MY FIRST POINT...
There have been 12 different players score points for the Hoosiers this year and for nine of those players, it was the first points of their career.
FROM THE START
With a start on Sunday against the Buckeys, Devon Beach will move into sixth place on the IU career games started list with 75, breaking a tie with Merit Elzey.
ONE FOR THE BOOKS
Carly Samp scored the lone goal against Xavier to give her 18 in her career and move into a tie for fifth place on the career goals scored list at Indiana. She also has 49 career points, good for fifth on the career points list at Indiana.
Junior Orianica Velasquez has also made a mark on the IU record books in two-plus seasons. With her goal against Nebraska, she now has 19 goals in 51 career games for the Hoosiers. She is tied for fifth place on the career goals scored list at IU and is 7th on the career points scored list (46).
And goalkeeper Lindsay Campbell has returned to form in her senior season and is moving up the goalkeeper charts as well. She has 17 career victories to hold down fifth on the career list at IU and her 1.21 GAA is the sixth-best all-time at IU. Additionally, Campbell has 13 career shutouts in goal to tie for second on the career list. She also had 165 career saves to rank fourth all-time.