The IU women’s soccer team comes off a weekend where it was unable to pick up its first Big Ten win, losing two at Bill Armstrong Stadium by a 1-0 count in each.
If the IU women’s soccer team is looking to take the next step as an elite program, the Hoosiers (5-4) will have to start this process against a team they have only defeated once in the last 17 tries.
Thursday night, Butler did something it has not done since 1997: beat an IU women’s soccer team.
The Hoosiers dropped back to .500 (4-4) after being upset 2-1.
The mood this week at women’s soccer practice was shockingly upbeat.
Last Sunday, the Hoosiers (2-3) were outplayed in the finale of the Hoosier Classic and were defeated 3-1 by underdog Cal Poly. The loss placed the Hoosiers in a disappointing third for the tournament.
The women’s soccer team came into this season after a successful 2007 season, advancing further in the NCAA tournament than any other team in school history. The third round exit capped a 13-7-3, 5-4-1 in conference, record for a year ago on the strength of a 13-game unbeaten streak.