Women's Soccer

    GAMEDAY INFO: Indiana vs. DePaul in First Round of NCAA Tournament

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 15, 2013

     Date Nov. 16, 2013
     Teams Indiana (14-6-1) vs. DePaul (13-5-2)
    7:00 p.m. ET • Bloomington, Ind.
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    Fan parking is free and available in Gates 12-14 along Fee Lane, or in the grass lot across 17th Street from St. Paul's Church. Fans should NOT park in the church parking lots.

    The Indiana women's soccer team will be making its fourth appearance in the NCAA Tournament this Saturday when they host DePaul. It will be the first appearance since advancing to the Sweet 16 in 2007. In three previous apperances, IU is 2-3-1 in the NCAA Tournament.

    Indiana's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament came in 1996, where the Hoosiers lost at Notre Dame, 8-1.

    In 1998, IU returned to the Big Dance, defeating Wright State (3-1) before falling to Penn State, 2-1, in the second round.

    Then in 2007, the Hoosiers defeated Toledo in overtime, 3-2, and then beat Purdue in West Lafayette on PK's before losing at home to Duke, 2-0, in the Sweet 16.

    In leading Indiana to the NCAA Tournament in her first season with the Hoosiers, head coach Amy Berbary joined some elite company in the Big Ten. She is just the fourth coach in Big Ten women's soccer history to lead her team to the NCAA Tournament in her first season with the team.

    Digging a little deeper, each of the three previous coaches that did it inherited teams that had advanced to the "Elite Eight" of the NCAA Tournament the year prior to their arrival.

    With a 1-0 win over Wisconsin on Oct. 27, the Indiana Hoosiers clinched a spot in the Big Ten Tournament for the first time since 2007.

    By earning the fourth seed, it was the second-highest finish in the Big Ten regular season standings for the Hoosiers. The best finish is a T3 finish in 1998.

    Indiana's Best Finishes In Big Ten Regular Season Standings
    1998 T3rd
    2013 4th
    2007 4th
    2006 4th
    1997 T4th
    1995 4th

    The Hoosiers picked up their 14th win of the season by defeating Illinois in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament by a score of 5-3.

    The 14 wins match the program record for most wins in a season (1998). That same 1998 team is the only other IU team to ever win six Big Ten games during the season, just as the 2013 team did.

    Entering Saturday's game against DePaul at Armstrong Stadium, the Hoosiers boast a 9-1 mark at home. The nine wins ties for the most at home in a season. Indiana went 9-2 in 1993, 9-1 in 1998 and 9-1-1 during the 2007 season.

    As a team, Indiana has racked up 44 assists this season to set a new school record for team assists in a single-season, beating the old total of 35 set in 1998.

    Indiana enters the NCAA Tournament with 42 goals on the year, which ties the single-season IU record for most goals in a season (1993, 1998).

    For the second straight season, Indiana had a player named Second Team All-Big Ten, with midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy receiving the honors on Tuesday. She is the first IU midfileder since 2006 to receive All-Big Ten honors.

    Freshman Veronica Ellis was also recognized, being named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. She is the first IU player to be named to the All-Freshman team since Kerri Krawczak in 2008.

    Redshirt junior Rebecca Dreher was named the team's Sportsmanship Award nominee.

    This season in Big Ten play, Indiana posted six wins and all of them were by a one goal margin. Overall, the Hoosiers are 9-2 in one-goal games this year.

    Last year, the Hoosiers were just 2-4 in conference games decided by one goal.

    Shannon Flower and Rebecca Dreher were named to the Capital One Academic All-District 5 First Team on Oct. 31, becoming just the third and fourth players in IU history to receive the first team accolades. Carrie DeFreece (2006) and Carly Everett (2002) are the other two first team recipients in IUWS history.

    Rebecca Candler was also named to the second team all-district.

    Senior midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy continues to etch her name deep in the IUWS record books after her three goal performance against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 8. She was already the only player in IU history with more than one career hat trick and now she has three to her credit.

    She leads the team with 11 goals this season and has a pair of game-winners. Against Illinois in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament, she scored the first goal of the game - a blast from 18 yards out on the left side that the Illinois keeper never saw. She has three games this season with at least three points.

    A Huber Heights, Ohio, native, she is one of six players in IU history to amass 56 points in her career and her 24 career goals are good for sixth in IU history.

    Senior Rebecca Candler has continued the momentum she built up last year into this, her final season at IU. After setting the Indiana single-season assists record with 10 in 2012, she has eight to her credit this year. She assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime at Michigan State as well as the game-winner at Purdue. She also had a goal in the quarterfinal win over Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament.

    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. She also has 10 goals in her career.

    The Medina, Ohio, native also has 11 career assists in Big Ten games, which is a new IU record.

    IU junior midfielder Abby Smith has shown a penchant for finding the ball in crunch time over her career. She has totalled six game-winning goals in her career, including the game-winner against Xavier and Wisconsin this season. The McKinney, Texas, native was at it again against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament, assisting on the game-winner by Monica Melink against Illinois. She is tied for the team lead in assists with eight this season.

    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.

    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).




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