The Indiana State women's
soccer team closes out a five games in 10 days stretch, traveling to
Indianapolis to face IUPUI on Friday before returning to Terre Haute and
Memorial Stadium on Sunday for a matchup against Miami (Ohio). ISU and IUPUI
are set for a 7:00 p.m. kickoff in Indianapolis, while ISU and Miami (Ohio)
will take the field at 1:00 p.m.
Sunday's match will be Youth Soccer Day at Memorial Stadium, as Indiana State will be hosting a free clinic on gameday beginning at 12:15 p.m. Youth soccer players can receive free admission into the stadium by wearing their team jerseys to the clinic.
Indiana State enters the weekend with a 3-4-1 record after falling on Wednesday at Indiana, 3-1. Sophomore Aubrie Musselman led a strong Indiana State attack in the second half, netting her first career goal just after halftime to level the match with the Hoosiers. Freshman Erin Mitchell made eight saves in goal for the Sycamores, her best mark in her rookie season.
IUPUI checks in at 1-7-0 on the season, picking up their lone win this season at Ball State on Aug. 31 (W, 1-0). The Jaguars have lost all four of their home matches this season and have allowed 22 goals while scoring four.
Miami (Ohio) stands at 5-1-0 entering the weekend, carrying one of the best offensive attacks in the nation. The RedHawks rank ninth in the country in scoring, averaging 3.17 goals per game. Miami (Ohio) hosts IPFW on Friday before traveling to Terre Haute.
A Little History - IUPUI
Friday's match will be the 13th meeting between Indiana State and IUPUI, two teams that have played every season since ISU's women's soccer program began in 2000. Indiana State leads the all-time series by a 7-4-1 margin, while also carrying a two-game winning streak into the match. The Sycamores are 3-2-1 on the road against the Jaguars, winning 1-0 in their last trip to Indianapolis in 2010 on a penalty kick by Alison Gasparovich. Dating back to 2005, the Sycamores have come away winners in five of the seven games played.
Scouting The Jaguars
IUPUI carries a 1-7-0 record into Friday's match, dropping their last three matches after picking up their lone win on the season at Ball State on Aug. 31 (W, 1-0). The Jaguars have lost all four of their home matches this season, falling to Wright State (Sept. 9, 1-4), Xavier (Sept. 2, 0-3), Cleveland State (Aug. 24, 1-5) and Miami (Ohio) (Aug. 19, 0-5). Four individual players have scored goals for IUPUI this season, with junior Mackenzie Calvert netting the game-winning tally in IUPUI's victory over Ball State. Junior Giselle Guzman has started seven games in goal this season, making 45 saves with a 2.66 goals against average.
Game-by-Game - IUPUI
Below is a quick look at the all-time series between Indiana State and IUPUI.
Sept. 3, 2000 at Indiana State -- L, 0-2 Sept. 24, 2006 at IUPUI -- W, 2-0
Oct. 25, 2001 at IUPUI -- W, 4-0 Sept. 19, 2007 at Indiana State -- W, 2-0
Sept. 25, 2002 at IUPUI -- T, 2-2 Oct. 5, 2008 at IUPUI -- L, 0-1
Sept. 28, 2003 at Indiana State -- W, 4-0 Sept. 9, 2009 at Indiana State -- L, 0-3
Sept. 8, 2004 at IUPUI -- L, 0-3 Sept. 17, 2010 at IUPUI -- W, 1-0
Sept. 11, 2005 at Indiana State -- W, 3-1 Aug. 21, 2011 at Indiana State -- W, 2-1
Last Season vs. IUPUI
Indiana State came away with a 2-1 victory in Terre Haute last season on Aug. 21, getting a game-winning second-half goal from sophomore Katrine Baker. Sophomore Marisa Windisch gave the Sycamores the lead with a header in the 26th minute before the Jaguars leveled the match in the second half in the 55th minute. Just five minutes later, Baker gave the Sycamores a lead they would not give up, scoring from 30 yards out.
A Little History -- Miami (Ohio)
Sunday's match will be the second meeting between Indiana State and Miami (Ohio), with the RedHawks winning the first ever meeting between the schools last season. Miami (Ohio) hosted Indiana State on Sept. 18 last season, coming away with a 2-1 victory in overtime.
Scouting The RedHawks
Miami (Ohio) carries a 5-1-0 record into the weekend, hosting IPFW on Friday before traveling to Terre Haute on Sunday. The RedHawks are currently riding a three-game winning streak, topping Milwaukee (4-2) and Belmont (2-1, OT) on the road before shutting out Austin Peay (4-0) at home last Friday. Miami (Ohio) is perfect on the road this season, winning all three of their contests away from home. Senior Jess Kodiak tops the roster with 11 points, coming on a team-leading four goals and three assists. Sophomore Allison Norenberg has played nearly every minute in goal this season, making 16 saves while posting three shutouts.
Game-by-Game -- Miami (Ohio)
Below is a quick look at the all-time series between Indiana State and Miami (Ohio).
Sept. 18, 2011 at Miami (Ohio) -- L, 1-2 (OT)
Last Season vs. Miami (Ohio)
Indiana State took an early lead on the road last season, as senior Kourtney Vassar redirected a free kick from Katie Geyman in the 16th minute. Miami (Ohio) tied up the match in the 32nd minute following a corner kick, with the match remaining tied until overtime when the RedHawks scored the game-winner. Emily Lahay posted one of the best games in program history for an ISU goalkeeper, making 14 saves on a total of 39 shots from Miami (Ohio).
Last 10 On The Road
Below is a quick look at the last 10 road games and neutral site contests for Indiana State.
Sept. 12, 2012 at Indiana -- L, 1-3 Oct. 9, 2011 at UNI -- L, 0-2
Sept. 9, 2012 vs. Sacramento State -- T, 0-0 Oct. 2, 2011 at Loyola (Chicago) -- L, 0-2
Sept. 7, 2012 vs. Montana -- L, 0-1 Sept. 30, 2011 at Drake -- L, 1-2 (2OT)
Aug. 24, 2012 at Butler -- L, 0-3 Sept. 18, 2011 at Miami (Ohio) -- L, 1-2 (OT)
Oct. 22, 2011 at Creighton -- L, 0-1 Sept. 16, 2011 at Ohio -- L, 0-1
Last 10 At Home
Below is a quick look at the last 10 games that Indiana State has played at Memorial Stadium.
Sept. 2, 2012 vs. Murray State -- W, 2-1 Oct. 14, 2011 vs. Illinois State -- L, 1-4
Aug. 31, 2012 vs. Eastern Illinois -- W, 1-0 Sept. 23, 2011 vs. Missouri State -- L, 0-1
Aug, 26, 2012 vs. IPFW -- L, 1-2 Sept. 2, 2011 vs. Ball State -- L, 1-2 (2OT)
Aug. 17, 2012 vs. SIUE -- W, 2-0 Aug. 28, 2011 vs. Central Michigan -- L, 0-2
Oct. 19, 2011 vs. Evansville -- W, 1-0 Aug. 26, 2011 vs. Butler -- L, 0-1
Indiana State and IUPUI have met every fall since the ISU women's soccer program began in 2000, the only team outside of the Missouri Valley Conference that the Sycamores have met each season.
Fire Away: Part I
Indiana State took 26 shots against Sacramento State last Sunday in the finale of the UNLV Nike Invitational, their most total shots since also taking 26 in a 2-1 home victory over UMKC on Sept. 10, 2010.
Fire Away: Part II
All 10 field players for Indiana State took at least one shot during last Sunday's scoreless draw with Sacramento State, as the Sycamores posted 26 shots for the game. Sunday's game marked the first time in school history that all 10 field players made at least one attempt at goal during a match.
Between The Posts
Freshman Erin Mitchell has tallied three shutouts in goal for Indiana State this season, tying the ISU newcomer with Chelsea Voet of Missouri State for the top mark in the conference. Mitchell, an Overland Park, Kan., and Blue Valley High School product, has also allowed just seven goals this season, tying her with Kalena Litch of Drake for the lowest total in the league.
Senior Kourtney Vassar and sophomore Marisa Windisch have been mainstays for Indiana State on defense, each playing every minute in seven of ISU's eight games this season. Vassar leads the team with 719 minutes played (out of a possible 740), taking just 21 minutes off in the season opener against SIU Edwardsville. Windisch is just behind at 714 minutes for the season, resting for 26 minutes at Butler.
Indiana State is 2-0 this season when scoring multiple goals, topping SIU Edwardsville 2-0 to start the season before earning a 2-1 victory over Eastern Illinois on Sunday, Sept. 2. Since the start of Indiana State's women's soccer program in 2000, the Sycamores are 62-10-4 (.842) when scoring at least two goals in a match.
On To The Next One...
Indiana State opens up Missouri Valley Conference play next weekend, hosting Northern Iowa on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. The Panthers are the only team in the conference that the Sycamores hold an all-time winning record against, posting an 8-5 mark against UNI. Indiana State is also at home next Sunday, welcoming Loyola (Chicago) to Memorial Stadium at 1:00 p.m.