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Women's soccer team captures Vermont Classic

The women's soccer team captured its second and third straight victories this weekend by taking both of its games in the Vermont Classic.\nThe Hoosiers took the field Saturday under cold and rainy conditions for their first game against host squad University of Vermont. The Hoosiers struck first by scoring just over nine minutes into the game with a goal from junior midfielder Kelly Kram. Kram scored the goal from the left side, putting the ball past goalie Brooke Fairbanks on the far post. Sophomore forward Kate Kastl and freshman forward Shelly Gruszka got the assists for the goal.\nIU received its second goal of the game from junior midfielder Stacey Peterson on a short corner kick in the 32nd minute of the contest. Sophomore forward Jenny Mann scored the assist. \nJunior forward Janie Gregory topped off the Hoosiers' offensive attack by scoring the third and final goal with 15 minutes left in the first half. Gregory's goal was the first shot of her IU career. Freshman goalie Shaunna Daugherty made her collegiate debut against Vermont and recorded her first career win and shutout.\n"It felt incredible," Daugherty said in a press release. "I can't even describe it."\nDaugherty stopped all five shots on goal, four of which came in the second half.\n"Towards the end of the game it was getting a little scary," Daughtery said. "There was some lack of concentration in the middle; that's why all the shots were piling into the back."\nDespite the breakdown in the second half, coach Joe Kelley was pleased with the result. But he sees room for improvement.\n"We won, and we should have won," Kelley said in a press release. "I think our performance has to be better. We have to be more disciplined and we have to play better. We didn't play up to our capabilities and we need to strive for that."\nThe Hoosiers completed the two-game sweep and recorded its third straight victory of the season with a shut out against University of New Hampshire Sunday.\nKram was the offensive highlight for the Hoosiers. She scored two goals in the first half and added an assist on the third and final goal.\nKram put in the first goal of the day just under three minutes into the game. The match against New Hampshire was the third straight game the Hoosiers scored on the first shot of the game.\nKram's second goal came 25 minutes after her first goal. Assists went to Kastl and Peterson.\nKram then topped off her offensive gem by scoring an assist as she fed a header to senior back Kendal Willis, who headed the ball past Wildcat goalie Stephanie Springer. It was Willis's first goal of the year. Senior defender Jena Kluska was also credited with the assist. \n"I don't even know what was going on," Kram said of her performance in a press release. "I just wanted to win. I scored more goals this weekend than I did all of last year."\nKram's performance over the weekend earned her a spot on the six-member all-tournament team. Peterson joined Kram on the all-tournament squad with five shots on goal and two assists for the weekend.\nDaugherty and senior Chrissy Heubi split the goal-tending duties in Sunday's game. Each recorded half a shutout with Heubi earning the win. The Hoosiers haven't allowed a goal in three regular season and two preseason games.\nThe offense has complimented the tough defense by out-shooting their opponents 58-18.\n"The effort was much better," Kelley said in a press release. "The defense did better today, but they can do even better. They didn't allow a shot on goal today and that was really good and I am really proud of the them. I thought we were much more aggressive today as a team and that was a big defensive effort. We dominated for the entire game"

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