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Team upsets No. 23 Wisconsin

Hoosiers salvage tie with Northwestern in Big Ten opener

The Indiana women's soccer team tied the Northwestern Wildcats 1-1 Friday night at Lakeside Field in Evanston, Ill.\nThe Hoosiers scored their lone goal in the 68th minute, when junior midfielder Kara Bryan volleyed in a free kick taken by Stacey Peterson. The goal was Bryan's first of the year and marked the second straight game in which a Peterson free kick taken resulted in a goal. The tally tied the score after Northwestern scored a goal just 73 seconds into the game, when Katie Hertz headed in a corner kick taken by Kase McCoy. The goal was the second allowed by the Hoosiers all season.\nIndiana dominated the second half and came close to scoring another goal, as forward Lisa Tecklenburg had a shot hit the post and bounce away. Northwestern goalkeeper Susan McCreery held the Hoosiers to their lone goal with a pair of dramatic saves in the second half.\nThe Hoosiers out-shot the Wildcats 16-9, took four more corner kicks, and controlled most of the tempo in the physical game. There were 46 total fouls.\n"This was a game we could have won," head coach Joe Kelley said. "It is disappointing to come out with a tie in a game like this. We played hard, but we just couldn\'t finish, which is frustrating."\nThe worst part of the day for the Hoosiers though, was an injury suffered by sophomore back Carly Everett. She exited the match in the second half after coming down at an odd angle and rolling her ankle. Everett did not return to the match, and went to a local hospital upon conclusion of the contest. Prior to her injury on Friday, Everett had played every minute of every game.\nThis was the third consecutive overtime game for the Hoosiers.\nThe Hoosiers opened up their Big Ten schedule against Northwestern last year also, and lost that contest 1-0. Sunday, the Hoosiers upset no. 23 ranked Wisconsin 1-0 victory at McClimon Sports Complex in Madison, Wisc. With the victory, IU improves their record to 4-1-1, and 1-0-1 in Big Ten play. The Badgers fell to 3-2-1 overall and 0-2-0 in conference. The game marked IU\'s fourth shutout.\nThe Hoosiers broke through at the 86:33 mark when sophomore forward Shelly Gruszka received a pass from junior Kristen Sprunger at the top of the area. Gruszka turned and beat Wisconsin keeper Kelly Conway with a low shot into the left side of the net.\nThe Badgers controlled much of the action in the second half, but were not able to penetrate IU's defense. Despite having the ball for the majority of the second half, the Badgers could not generate any serious scoring chances in the final 45 minutes.\nIU plays its home opener at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28 against Ohio State.

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