The Hoosiers (10-3-1, 3-3) are hitting the road for a 7 p.m. Friday game in Ann Arbor, Mich., against Michigan (10-2-1, 4-1-1) before completing the weekend with a noon game in East Lansing, Mich., against Michigan State (7-5-2, 1-5).
Key aspects of any team’s success are sharing a bond and fighting through trials. That was the case with this team on Friday night when forward Rebecca Candler found the net off of a missed kick by midfielder Abby Smith in overtime.
Focus has been a talking point for IU women’s soccer this week in training.The Hoosiers return home to play host to Northwestern at 7 p.m. Friday and Illinois at noon Sunday coming off a pair of conference losses.
IU Coach Amy Berbary has created a competitive environment where the lineup is always changing. There’s no finite set of starters and backups, but rather a roster where every player is expected to be ready to take the field at any time.
Freshman midfielder Veronica Ellis played less than 12 minutes for the IU women’s soccer team in Sunday’s 1-0 win against Minnesota, but that was all it took to create the spark the Hoosiers needed.
But as IU prepares to play Minnesota at 6 p.m. Saturday, the Hoosiers stand at 7-0-1 — undefeated.
The IU women’s soccer team is off to its best start in school history after improving to 6-0-1 with a 2-1 win against Central Michigan on Sunday.