Senior goalkeeper Lindsey Carstens is seeking a record-breaking 25th career shutout as the Illini host Indiana on Friday for Senior Night.
Oct. 16, 2007
Illinois vs. Indiana
Friday, Oct. 19 7 p.m.
Illinois Soccer Stadium
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Illinois at Purdue
Sunday, Oct. 21 Noon
Varsity Soccer Complex
LIVE on the Big Ten Network
...8-1-0 when scoring first
...7-1-0 when leading at the half
...7-0-1 when allowing fewer than 2 goals
...5-1-1 at home
Carstens Crowds Top: With back-to-back shutouts over Northwestern and Wisconsin, senior goalkeeper Lindsey Carstens earned her 24th career shutout, tying her for the school's career shutout record with former All-American and current assistant coach, Leisha Alcia. Carstens has collected seven shutouts this season, including the last four in a row.
Ready, Aim, Fire: Illinois continued its shot domination against Northwestern and Wisconsin. The Orange and Blue out-shot the Wildcats, 27-7 and the Badgers, 16-8. The Illini have now out-shot their opponents in ten straight matches and own a 231-116 advantage overall.
Fear the Freshmen: This year's freshman class has made tremendous contributions to the team's success. Midfielder Cory Steigerwald notched her third goal of the season against Wisconsin, while defender Danielle Kot added an assist on the game-winning goal. In addition, forward Jordan Hilbrands made her first start of her college career against Wisconsin and had one shot in the match.
Cooke-ing It Up: Junior forward Charlotte Cooke added her name to the list of goal-scorers for the Illini as she tallied her first goal of the season against Wisconsin. Cooke has seen action in five games this season, including the last three in a row.
Play Me Anywhere: After switching from defender to midfielder in the Florida match, senior Kara Gostisha has been a force in the middle of the field. Gostisha notched her first career goal against Cal State Northridge and added her second last weekend against Wisconsin. Both of Gostisha's goals have been the game-winner.
The Illinois soccer team wraps up the home portion of the season with a match against Indiana before hitting the road to take on Purdue. The Illini hold an eight-game unbeaten streak against the Hoosiers and have won six of the last eight, including the last two meetings. Against Purdue, the Illini have won four of the last five, including two games last season.
Scouting Indiana: The Hoosiers come to Champaign with a 13-game unbeaten streak, including a three-game winning streak. Indiana is a young team led by sophomore forward Kristin Arnold, who is tied atop the conference with nine goals, while sophomore midfielder Christie Kotynski (5 g, 5 a) and freshman midfielder Chloe McKay (2 g, 6 a) have also contributed largely to the Hoosiers' offensive attack.
Scouting Purdue: Purdue has three of the top 10-leading scorers in the Big Ten, including senior midfielder Shauna Stapleton (7 g, 7 a), senior forward Parrissa Eyorokon (8 g, 3 a) and sophomore forward Loredana Riverso (7 g, 4 a). The Boilermakers are unbeaten in their last 14 matches and had an 11-game winning streak earlier this season.