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Freshman goalie to make debut in tournament

After watching just one game from the sidelines, freshman Shaunna Daugherty will get her shot this weekend as the women's soccer team travels for a pair of games in the Vermont Classic.\n"She's going to play," coach Joe Kelley said. "We're not sure which game yet, but she's going to get a chance.\n"She's going to start."\nThe Hoosiers (1-0) face host University of Vermont (0-2) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday and then return at 11 a.m. Sunday to face the University of New Hampshire (1-0). Wisconsin-Green Bay is the fourth team in the weekend-long tournament.\nFor Daugherty, the time spent waiting for the chance to play has been long and nerve-wracking. \n"Oh God, I've been ready forever ' I can't wait," Daugherty said, despite the fact that the real wait has been only a week. "I just want to get in." \nWith Daugherty playing in one of the two games, senior keeper Chrissy Heubi, who made all five saves in a shutout of Xavier last week, will be left on the sidelines.\nHeubi, who walked-on at IU and has four career starts, will share time with Daugherty throughout the season, Kelley said. \n"We're in a great position," Kelley said. "We have two real strong goalkeepers. (Heubi) has experience, and we're going to start getting (Daugherty) experience this weekend.\n"Shaunna is going to play a major role with this team … this year and beyond."\nDaugherty, from Aurora, Ill., was one of the most sought-after keepers in high school.\nFor the two keepers, the competition since the first day of practice has been fierce but rewarding, they said.\nAnd the battles are something that the other players have noticed on the field.\n"They've been great," senior forward Wendy Graves said. "Working with them, they've been switching in and out in practice and just out-doing each other every time.\n"That's one of the things that has changed the whole attitude of this team. Practice is fun again. Last year, I don't think you could have said that."\nKelley said he hopes to use his team's depth as an advantage during the weekend, while emphasizing a few key points.\n"We worked a lot on clearing the ball in practice," Kelley said. "I don't think we cleared the ball exceptionally well against Xavier.\n"I want the team to be a lot more stifling. Even though it's hard to be more stifling than we were against Xavier, we still need to look ahead to the Big Ten and be prepared for that. We need to be able to stop the opposing team's top scorer every game. We did it once, now we need to go out and try and do it consistently."\nThe Hoosiers are preparing for two of Division I's smaller schools in Vermont and New Hampshire; both representatives of the America East Conference.\nBoth teams are looking to rebound after sub-.500 seasons last year. \nVermont went 5-13 last season and started out the 2000 campaign with losses to Colgate and Rhode Island.\nNew Hampshire won its season opener last weekend as sophomore Kristen Ouellette recorded her first career shutout in a 1-0 win against UTEP.

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