October 21, 2012
Indiana women fall 2-1 to Wisconsin
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Wisconsin scored two goals in the final seven minutes of the game to snap Indiana's three game winnings streak, 2-1, Sunday at at Armstrong Stadium.
The Hoisers loss leaves them at 9-8-1 (4-6 Big Ten), while Wisconsin improves to 12-5-1 (5-4-1 Big Ten).
Indiana took the lead in the 15th minute on Lara Ross’ shot from 25 yards out in front of the goal. The ball snuck in the goal under the crossbar and over the outstretched hand of Wisconsin goalkeeper Lauren Gunderson. It was the second goal of the season for Ross and Bekah White was credited with the assist, her first of the year.
The Hoosiers took that lead into the locker room at halftime and held a 6-4 edge in shots at that point and 3-1 on corner kicks. But the Badgers put pressure on the IU goal to start the second half but Sarah Stone and the defense were up to the task at the start.
The Hoosiers had a pair of golden opportunities to add to the lead midway through the second half but were unable to convert. The first chance came when Rebecca Candler broke in on goal on the left side and fed a ball into the center of the box to a wide open Lisa Nouanesengsy, but the ball skipped over her foot as she tried to put it home and the Badgers cleared it.
Later in the half, Gunderson came out of the UW goal to take a free kick 30 yards out on the right side, but her kick went directly to IU’s Orianica Velasquez near midfield. Velasquez tried to put a shot on goal before Gunderson could get back on her line but the ball trickled wide right.
In the 84th minute, McKenna Meuer chipped one over the head of Sarah Stone to put Wisconsin on the board and tie the game. Then with less than one minute remaining, Joana Bielefeld tapped home a rebound off the post for the game-winning goal.
Sarah Stone made three first half saves in her sixth start of the season for the Hoosiers. Gunderson made three saves for the Badgers.
Indiana will host Ohio State in the regular season finale on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:00 p.m. ET.