Arnold Honored by Top Drawer Soccer
Nov. 11, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Sophomore forward Kristin Arnold of the Indiana women's soccer team has been awarded honorable mention from Top Drawer Soccer in the publication's College Teams of the Season. The Beavercreek, Ohio, native leads the Hoosiers with nine goals and 21 points on the season.
Arnold, who was named second team All-Big Ten on Wednesday, has put together one of the best offensive seasons in recent memory so far in 2007. Her nine goals are tied for the fourth most in a single season in IU history, while her 21 points are eighth on the all-time list. In conference play, Arnold set new school marks for goals (8) and points (16) in Big Ten contests as well.
After scoring five goals against Northwestern and Wisconsin two weeks prior, Arnold lit up the scoreboard again against Minnesota and Iowa. The sophomore scored the first and fourth IU goals against Minnesota in a 4-2 victory, then notched her second overtime game winner of the season against Iowa, breaking a scoreless deadlock in the 98th minute. Against the Hawkeyes, she set a school record with 12 shots, which is tied for the fourth-most in Big Ten history.
The Beavercreek, Ohio, native had quite a weekend against NU and UW, netting her first career hat trick in a 4-3 victory over the Wildcats. Against Wisconsin, she completed her weekend with a pair of first-half goals to lead the Hoosiers to a 2-0 victory.
It marked the first hat trick for a Hoosier since teammate Lindsay McCarthy scored three against Oakland in her freshman season on Sept. 30, 2004. It was only the second IU hat trick in conference action, as Wendy Dillinger scored three against the Wildcats in IU's first-ever Big Ten game on Sept. 9, 1994. Arnold became just the second Hoosier to score five goals in two games, as Kim Grodek turned the trick in the first two contests of 2004.
Indiana was defeated, 2-1, by Ohio State in overtime in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday, with Arnold assisting on the lone IU tally. The Hoosiers are 12-6-2 on the season after finishing conference play with a 5-4-1 mark to finish fourth in the Big Ten.
The Hoosiers will seek an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, as the selection committee will announce the field of 64 on Monday, Nov. 12. The selection show will be televised on ESPNEWS at 8 p.m. EST. The Hoosiers were ranked 18th in the final release of the Ratings Percentage Index rankings on Monday, Nov. 5.
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