October 11, 2012
STOPPING THE BOILERMAKERS
IU women topple Purdue 3-0
BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--- Orianica Velasquez scored twice and Lisa Nouanesengsy assisted on two goals as Indiana upended in state rival Purdue 3-0 on Thursday night at Armstrong Stadium.
The Hoosiers (7-7-1, 2-5-0 Big Ten) posted their first win against Purdue (7-6-2, 2-4-1 Big Ten) since the inaugural meeting in 1999, snapping the Boilermakers 15 game unbeaten string in the series. Indiana also gained possession of the Golden Boot traveling trophy for the first time since it was introduced to the series in 2002. The three goals also marks the most goals ever scored by IU against Purdue.
In addition, the win was the 200th in the career of Indiana head coach Mick Lyon.
Indiana got on the board first in the 10th minute when Abby Smith blasted a shot from 14 yards out on the right side that went inside the far post in the upper corner of the goal. It was her second goal of the year with the assist going to Nouanesengsy.
Then in the 25th minute, Velasquez scored her fifth goal of the year after Rebecca Candler did most of the work in getting to the end line and found Velasquez wide open in front of the open goal. Nouanesengsy was also credited with an assist on the play.
Velasquez tacked on another goal in the 31st minute on a PK after a foul by Purdue inside the box.
For Candler, she now has 8 assists to tie the IU single-season assist record. And Velasquez has 62 career points to her credit, taking sole possession of fourth place on the career list at Indiana.
Both teams hit the right post. Rebecca Candler banged a shot off the post with IU's first shot of the game in the eighth minute. Shea Desmond's corner kick in the 73rd minute also hit the post but it caromed out into the field of play and the Hoosiers successfully cleared the ball.
Purdue’s Clara Kridler made the best save of the night in the 65th minute when she dove to her right to deflect a diagonal shot off the foot of Velasquez wide of the left post.
Sarah Stone made her third straight start in goal and recorded her second shutout by making four saves. Kridler made four saves for the Boilermakers. Indiana had a slight 1-09 shots advantage,
Indiana continues Big Ten play on Sunday at Michigan State at 12:00pm.