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Women’s soccer falls 2-1 to Purdue

The IU women’s soccer team has to wait for at least 10 more days for its first Big Ten win.

The Hoosiers lost to Purdue 2-1 on Thursday, bringing the Hoosiers' losing streak to five.

The Hoosiers (4-9-1) came up short in playing the last game of a three-game Big Ten road swing.

In the 21st minute of the first half, Purdue midfielder Kellie Phillips scored from 25 yards out.

The Boilermakers then added a second goal in the 72nd minute with a goal from forward Katie Leinert.

IU avoided a shutout with a goal from junior forward Carly Samp who scored with 11 minutes left in the game. The referee first called an own goal on Purdue, but later determined it was Samp’s goal.

IU freshman goalkeeper Shannon Flowers played all 90 minutes and made eight saves against the Boilermakers.

Lyon said he was pleased with the efforts the team made to win this game, but the result showed work still needs to be done before the team’s next game against Michigan on Oct. 17.

“Our attitude on the team is great,” Lyon said. “We didn’t do well in connecting passes. We did OK on defense but could have done better in dealing with the urgency when we need to chase the loose balls. We missed some good chances.”

Lyon said in the next 10 days, the Hoosiers will keep the training level high and refocus on their five remaining regular season games.

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