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After 5-1 victory against Southern Indiana, Hoosiers continues to develop

The spring season is all about development and trying a few different things within the team, IU Coach Mick Lyon said.

On Saturday, the Hoosiers played their second contest of the spring when they beat the Screaming Eagles of the University of Southern Indiana, 5-1.

The team plays three 30-minute periods during the spring season.

“We started the first period with mostly players — maybe about seven — that have not started a game before to give them the experience of preparing to start a match as a starter and playing against the competition,” Lyon said. “They did well, came out of the first 30 minutes 2-1. Gave up not a great goal to give up, but we recognize the mistake.”

Redshirt freshman defender Megan Holland scored on a header from a corner kick. Junior forward Orianica Velasquez scored on a through ball.

In the second period, Lyon said, he substituted all 11 players. Redshirt freshman forward Kate McCusker scored a goal assisted by sophomore forward
Rebecca Candler.

Freshman midfielder Jordan Woolums scored IU’s second goal of the period. Lyon said she went on a little bit of a dribble, beat two or three players and scored.

“Our second period was good,” Lyon said. “Obviously, playing a Division II team, even though it’s a very good one, they were constantly under pressure. It gave us a chance to look at a few different things. We’re still working on the new shape and formation, and players playing one or two different spots.”

— Micah McVicker

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