Women's Soccer

    Indiana Postseason Run Continues at North Carolina This Weekend

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    Nov. 21, 2013

    SECOND ROUND - NCAA TOURNAMENT
     Date Nov. 22, 2013
     Teams Indiana (15-6-1) at North Carolina (18-4)
    6:00 p.m. ET
     Tickets $8 adults, $5 students
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    TICKET INFO
    Tickets each day will be general admission and priced at $8 for adults, $5 for students (aged seven through college) and senior citizens (55 plus) and $3 for groups of 20 or more. Ages six and under will be admitted free of charge.

    Tickets can be purchased in advance at the GoHeels.com Ticket Center. On game days, tickets will be available at the Carmichael Arena ticket office. It opens at 2:30 p.m. Friday and 12 noon Sunday.

    LISTENING AND VIEWING OPTIONS
    With the Hoosiers advancing to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, there are a couple different options to follow the action live. The host institution, North Carolina, will be providing a free video stream of the games this weekend.

    For those fans that want a more IU-focused broadcast, Sam Rumpza will provide an audio-only broadcast that will also be free of charge.

    The links to both of these broadcasts can be found in the table above.

    NCAA TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES
    The Indiana women's soccer team is making its fourth appearance all-time in the NCAA Tournament and the first since 2007.

    With a 1-0 win against DePaul at home in the First Round, the Hoosiers picked up their first win in the NCAA Tournament since 2007. The win also gave the program its third trip to the second round.

    Including this year's win vs. DePaul, Indiana is 3-3-1 in NCAA Tournament play.

    1996 (First Round) at Notre Dame L, 1-8
    1998 (First Round) Wright State W, 3-1
    1998 (Second Round) at Penn State L, 1-2
    2007 (First Round) vs. Toledo W, 3-2
    2007 (Second Round) at Purdue T, 0-0*
    2007 (Sweet 16) Duke L, 0-2
    2013 (First Round) DePaul W, 1-0
    *IU advanced on PK's, 5-4

    THINK ABOUT THIS...
    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.

    THINK A LITTLE MORE...
    Indiana is one of five schools to advance to the NCAA Tournament with a first year head coach, joining UCF, Jacksonville, South Alabama and UCLA.

    Of those five schools, only Indiana and UCLA won their first round matchups and are still alive in the tournament this weekend.

    HOW THE HOOSIERS GOT HERE
    Indiana finished fourth in the Big Ten Conference regular season standings to earn its first Big Ten Tournament berth since 2007. In the tournament, IU defeated Illinois in the quarterfinals, 5-3, before falling to No. 1 seed Nebraska in the semifinals, 3-1.

    Then last week in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament, freshman Veronica Ellis' goal in the 76th minute proved to be the difference as the Hoosiers advanced against DePaul by a 1-0 margin. Rebecca Candler recorded her 20th career assist on the play while senior goalkeeper Shannon Flower made two big-time saves, including a diving stop with three minutes left to keep the Blue Demons off the board.

    ON TO THE POSTSEASON
    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

    BREAKING RECORDS
    • IU set a new single-season record with 15 wins.
    Veronica Ellis' goal against DePaul in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament gave Indiana 43 for the year, also a new IU single-season record
    •Shannon Flower recorded the 1-0 shutout in goal against DePaul, her ninth clean sheet of the season to set a new IU record for most shutouts in a season
    •The Hoosiers have 46 assists this season to set a new school record
    •Flower has also been in goal for each of the 15 wins, setting a new single-season record for wins by a goalkeeper
    •The win against DePaul at Armstrong Stadium improved Indiana's record to 10-1 at home this season, the most home wins in a single season in program history.
    •The Hoosiers opened the 2013 season in record fashion, going 8-0-1 over the first nine games to set a new school record for best record to start a season.

    BERBARY'S BEEN HERE
    Indiana head coach Amy Berbary is no stranger to NCAA Postseason play, as she is making her sixth straight appearance in the Big Dance. She helped guide Auburn to the NCAA Tournament all five years she was there before taking over in Bloomington this season. She also helped take Dayton to the NCAA Tournament as an assistant coach in 2004.

     

     

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