Sept. 7, 2007
Senior goalkeeper Joslyn Slovek recorded her first shutout of the season and the 19th of her career as LMU battled to a 0-0 tie at Indiana in the teams' opening game at the Hoosier Classic in Bloomington, IN. The Lions improve to 0-2-1 while the Hoosiers sit at 1-1-1 on the year.
Neither team was able to get on the board in the first half but the Hoosiers had a pair of golden opportunities in the opening 45 minutes. Lindsay McCarthy found the ball at her feet inside the 18-yard box in the sixth minute, but her shot sailed just high of the frame. Kelly Lawrence had two shots in the half, with one going just high and one getting deflected before it was saved by Slovek.
Each team got off five shots in the second half, with IU putting one on Joslyn Slovek and LMU putting a pair on Indiana GK Lauren Hollandsworth. LMU had its best chance of the night in the 75th minute, when freshman Lily Sorentino directed a shot toward the goal from inside the 18. Hollandsworth was able to come up with the stop to keep the game scoreless.
The Lions dominated possession in the first overtime period but were unable to put any balls on net in the period. Freshman Gabrielle Parisella put a shot just wide in the closing seconds of the frame but that was all LMU could muster. The Hoosiers a narrow miss in the second overtime. Whitley Wynns broke in on goal and put a shot that Slovek turned aside, and the rebound came to a wide open Liz Holby, who was ruled offside before she could get a shot off.
Slovek made four saves on the night with Hollandsworth stopping two. Indiana outshot LMU 12-9 in the contest but the visitors had seven corners to Indiana's four. It was the second consecutive double overtime game for the Lions, who competed in seven such contests last season.
LMU concludes its play at the Hoosier Classic Sunday against Maryland, who lost to #13 USC on Friday, 2-1 in overtime.