Women's Soccer Ranked 21st in Final Ranking of 2007
Dec. 12, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's soccer team has been ranked 21st in the final National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll of the 2007 season. The Hoosiers finished the season 13-7-3, including a trip to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, the furthest the Hoosiers had ever gone in the postseason.
The Hoosiers had several key victories during the season, including a stunning, overtime, come-from-behind victory over eventual national champion USC on Sept. 9. It was one of just three losses for the Women of Troy in 2007. The Hoosiers also advanced past Big Ten Tournament champion and No. 8 Purdue in penalty kicks in the second round of the NCAAs.
Among Big Ten schools, Penn State (No. 12) and Purdue (No. 16) were also ranked in the top 25. The conference saw five teams advance to the NCAA Tournament, with Illinois and Ohio State also earning at-large berths. The conference went an aggregate 5-4-2 in the NCAAs, with Penn State and the Hoosiers advancing to the round of 16.
Indiana returns 20 student-athletes and eight starters from the 2007 squad. All-conference honorees Kelly Lawrence (first team defense) and Kristin Arnold (second team forward) will be among those returning, along with All-Freshman Team goalkeeper Lauren Hollandsworth. The Hoosiers scored 36 goals and set a school record with 343 shots on the year.
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