September 15, 2012
BIG TEN BEAT DOWN
Hoosiers women fall to Michigan
ANN ARBOR, Mich.---Nkem Ezurike scored two goals as the Michigan Wolverines rolled past Indiana 3-0 at the U-M Soccer Stadium Saturday night.
The Hoosiers fall to 5-3-1, 0-1 Big Ten, while Michigan improves to 7-2, 1-0 Big Ten. The Hoosiers were outshot by the Wolverines 15-3.
"We came across a very good Michigan team," Indiana Head Coach Mick Lyon said. "They converted when they ahd good chances and it is hard to regain momentum when trying to comefrom behind. There were some bright parts and we look forward to the next opportunity to get out on the pitch."
Ezurike opened the scoring in the 18th minute, getting in behind the IU defense after receiving a long ball from sophomore Chloe Sosenko. Ezurikeput a shot into the lower left corner of the net past IU keeper Shannon Flower to give Michigan a 1-0 lead.
In the 35th minute, Ezurike scored again, this time off the feed from junior Kayla Mannino. Ezurike corralled the ball just outside the 18-yard box but was under pressure from a pair of IU defenders. She shielded the ball from the defense while turning and split the pair of centerbacks for another one-on-one opportunity with the keeper, putting the ball into the lower right corner to make the score 2-0.
Shelina Zadorsky added an insurance goal in the 60th minute. Freshman Corinne Harris sent a corner kick in from the far side to the six-yard box and found Zadorsky amidst the traffic. Zadorsky got just enough of the cross to redirect the cross into the side netting for the team's third and final goal.
Hoosiers goalkeeper Shannon Flowers made three saves while the wolverines Haley Kopmeyer didn't have to make a single save.
The Hoosiers return to action next weekend in Big Ten play, traveling to Iowa for an 8pm ET start on Friday.