Sept. 30, 2012
Site: Yeagley Field at Armstrong Stadium (Bloomington, Ind.)
Score: Indiana 1, Northwestern 0
Records: NU (4-7-2, 0-5-0 B1G), Indiana (6-6-1, 0-5-0)
Next NU Event:Saturday, Oct. 6 - vs. Michigan - 7 p.m. - Lakeside Field
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Northwestern continued Big Ten action on the road Sunday in Bloomington, Ind., and despite nine second-half shots, was unable to find the back of the net as the Hoosiers took the 1-0 victory.
"We kind of came out with two game plans to approach Indiana's formation and their style and I'd say in the first 10 minutes or so, it was a fairly even game, but what we were doing we weren't completely happy with," Northwestern head coach Michael Moynihan said. "We switched game plans about 10 minutes into the game and I thought our players responded brilliantly. From that point on I thought we completely dominated the match and we didn't really concede a legitimate chance the entire game. We just had tons of quality chances, we moved the ball very well and I thought we controlled every aspect of the game. Indiana never really created any chances and that's the frustrating part, to come away from a game feeling like we could have won that game 4-0 and then come out 0-1 on the wrong side."
Indiana managed six shots in the first half but only one was on goal. NU Sophomore Georgia Waddle
had NU's lone shot in the first, which was saved by IU keeper Sarah Stone.
The Wildcats flipped the script in the second half with nine shots compared to five for Indiana. KK Barr fired off two shots shortly after halftime, including one that hit the crossbar in the 47th minute and her shot in the 51st minute was saved by Stone. Junior Kate Allen had another shot for the Wildcats in the 60th minute that Stone stopped.
Indiana scored the lone goal of the game in the 61st minute as Rebecca Candler finished a breakaway opportunity, heading in a shot past NU sophomore goalkeeper Anna Cassell from about 15 yards out.
Northwestern continued to generate chances as Barr had another look that was deflected out by Stone, setting up an NU corner kick in the 67th minute. Sophomore Katie Landgrebe's header in the 69th minute went wide left and sophomore Niki Sebo had another chance in the 75th minute that was blocked.
Stone saved two more NU looks and junior Nicole Jewell had the final shot of the match for NU in the 83rd minute, which went high over the crossbar.
IU finished with the slight 11-10 edge on shots but NU had six shots on goal compared to three for the Hoosiers. Stone saved all six shots on goal while Cassell had a save and freshman goalkeeper Rachel Bergman subbed in at the 68th minute and also saved a shot.
"I think when you look at the play and the manner in which we controlled every facet of the game, there's a lot to build on and a lot of things that can point us still in the right direction," Moynihan said. "We just have to keep the sleeves rolled up and keep working at it and I'm confident we'll earn some results here as we go along."
The Wildcats play just one match next weekend, hosting Michigan on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Lakeside Field with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m.
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