Indiana Takes On Big Ten Leader Nebraska In Regular Season Finale
Oct. 31, 2013
POSTSEASON HER WE COME!
The win, coupled with the other results around the conference, means that Indiana can be seeded no lower than fourth and no higher than third in the conference tournament. If IU finsihes third, it would match the highest regular season finish in school history (T3 in 1998).
GOLDEN BOOT RETURNS TO BLOOMINGTON
It marked just the third overall win against Purdue, but the second in a row for IU, and the first-ever victory at Purdue.
But the story of the game was Shannon Flower's performance in goal in the first half. She tallied eight first half saves on her way to 10 for the game to match her career high.
A SEASON TO REMEMBER
The 13 wins are the most since 2007 and only the 1998 team that won 14 games has ever won more. That same 1998 team is the only other IU team to ever win six Big Ten games.
HOOSIERS HELPING HOOSIERS
She has 19 helpers in her career, putting her in second place on the IU career assists list, trailing only Wendy Dillinger's 24 assists.
The Medina, Ohio, native also has 11 career assists in Big Ten games, which is a new IU record.
MELINK MAKES `EM COUNT
Then on Sunday against Wisconsin, she beat her defender down the right sideline and sent a cross into the box that Abby Smith was able to get a diving header on and put it in the back of the net for the game-winner in the 79th minute.
For the season, Melink has three goals and four assists, which are more than she had entering this season.
THE AMAZING ABBY
In addition to her game-winner on a diving header against Wisconsin, she tallied assists on both goals in a 2-1 win at Purdue last Thursday.
For her efforts, she was named to CollegeSoccer360's "Primetime Performers" list this week. She is the second Hoosier to be named to that list, joining Lara Ross (Sept. 24).
Rebecca Candler was also named to the second team all-district.
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