Purdue W-Soccer Visits #4 WVU, Dayton on Labor Day Weekend Trip

WOMEN’S SOCCER TRAVELS EAST FOR CHALLENGING LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRIP /// AUG. 31, 2016

GAMEDAY INFORMATION
Purdue (2-2) at No. 4 West Virginia (3-0-1)
Thursday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.
Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium / Morgantown, West Virginia
All-Time Series: WVU leads 2-1-1
Last Meeting: Purdue 2, WVU 2 (9/9/12 in West Lafayette)
Last Meeting in Morgantown: #13 WVU 3, Purdue 0 (8/21/11)
Purdue’s Last Win vs. WVU: Purdue 2, WVU 0 (9/3/00 in West Lafayette)

 Purdue at Dayton (0-3)
Sunday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m.
Baujan Field / Dayton, Ohio
All-Time Series: Dayton leads 2-0
Last Meeting: Dayton 2, Purdue 0 (8/27/99 in Dayton)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (www.purduesports.com) – Purdue women’s soccer faces two preseason conference favorites this week during an eastbound Labor Day Weekend trip that features games at No. 4 West Virginia and Dayton.

Kickoff Thursday evening in Morgantown in set for 7 p.m. Sunday’s game in Dayton begins at 1 p.m. Since opening the 2011 season with a similar Toledo-WVU road trip, the Boilermakers have played consecutive non-conference true road games only once (Marshall-Youngstown State in 2014). But the quality competition and Thursday-Sunday format this week should help prepare Purdue for Big Ten play, which begins in just two weeks with road games at Illinois and No. 24 Northwestern.

West Virginia was the preseason favorite in the Big 12 Conference and Dayton was voted likewise in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Mountaineers represent the top-ranked non-conference team Purdue has played since losing to No. 3 Stanford in September 2009 at a tournament hosted by Santa Clara.

Morgantown native Erika Yohn returned to the starting goalkeeper role in Sunday’s win vs. Cincinnati. She helped lead the Boilermakers to a 2-1 win at Marshall in their last trip to the state of West Virginia. Maddy Williams and Delia Repasky also scored in the win. Purdue played WVU to a draw at Folk Field in 2012.

 

The Boilermakers have not played Dayton in the regular season since 1999. That represents the longest gap between games of any opponent on the 2016 schedule. However, Purdue and UD played spring exhibition games against each other for three straight years from 2012 to 2014. The series produced a 1-1-1 record for both sides – Purdue winning 2-1 in Dayton in 2013. The Flyers were victorious inside the Mollenkopf Athletic Center in 2012 and the 2014 meeting, also played inside Mollenkopf, ended in a scoreless draw. Dayton won the Boilermaker Challenge Cup at Folk Field in September 2011, but did so by defeating Cal State Northridge and Kansas.

 

Over the first two Sundays of the regular season, Purdue was part of a pair of overtime games that played out in yin-yang fashion. The Boilermakers rallied to win the Aug. 28 game against Cincinnati after trailing for 37 minutes. In program history (since 2000), that represented the second-longest amount of time the team trailed in a game it rallied to win. A week earlier it was Purdue that was lamenting a 2-1 overtime defeat at the hands of Montana after leading for 77 minutes, the longest amount of time it had ever led in a game it ended up losing.

 

In each of Purdue’s first two wins this season the goals have come from Andrea Petrina and Mikayla Lasky, in that order. It marked the fifth time in program history (since 1998) that the same two players both scored in each of the Boilermakers’ first two victories, also happening in 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2013. However, in each of the previous four occurrences, Purdue scored at least a combined six goals in those first two wins. This year it was only four goals, all from Petrina and Lasky.

Vanessa Korolas and Petrina will square off against some familiar foes Thursday in fellow Toronto-area natives Kadeisha Buchanan, Ashley Lawrence and Carla Portillo. All five were part of the same club system. As starters for the Canadian Women’s National Team that won bronze in Rio de Janeiro a couple weeks ago, Buchanan and Lawrence are big reasons why the Mountaineers are ranked among the top five in the country. Buchanan is regarded as one of the best center backs in the world and was among the 10 candidates for the 2015 Women’s World Player of the Year.

Dayton’s Alexis Kiehl has scored all three of her team’s goals this season entering Friday’s game against Xavier. She entered her junior season with 12 career goals. The Flyers lost their season opener in overtime at Cincinnati and had an Aug. 26 home game against Bucknell canceled due to inclement weather. Dayton was named the preseason favorite in the Atlantic 10 for the eighth consecutive season. Mike Tucker will be retiring at the end of the season after leading the Flyers to a combined 20 A-10 titles (regular season and tournament) and 300-plus wins over 22 years as the head coach.

West Virginia has been to 16 consecutive NCAA Tournament dating back to 2000. After winning their fourth consecutive Big 12 regular-season title a year ago, the Mountaineers reached the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time. It was eventual national champion and regional rival Penn State that ended WVU’s 2015 season. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw in the 2016 season opener two weeks ago. But the Mountaineers were without Buchanan and Lawrence.

 

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Notre Dame Hockey| Petersen To Wear Captain’s “C”

Aug. 31, 2016

NOTRE DAMEInd. – Notre Dame hockey head coach Jeff Jackson has announced junior goaltender Cal Petersen will be the team’s captain for the upcoming 2016-17 season. In addition, Petersen’s classmates Anders BjorkJake Evans and Luke Ripley will serve as alternate captains.

“We selected these four juniors and I think they all bring something different to the table with Cal being the leader of the group,” Jackson said. “With Cal’s position, the other three will be required to step up in game situations. I think Luke, Jake and Anders are all instrumental players in our lineup but, more importantly, they also have respect and ear of the team.”

It is believed to be the first time in Notre Dame hockey history that a goaltender will serve as a team captain.

Petersen started all 37 games in 2015-16 and led the nation in percentage of team minutes played while posting a 19-11-7 record. He finished with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage, which ranked 12th in the country. His .927 save percentage also ranked as the third-best, single-season mark in program history, while his 2.20 goals-against average was the sixth-best, single-season total in the Irish record book.

An Honorable Mention Hockey East All-Star, Petersen posted a 1.77 goals-against average in Hockey East play, good for second in the league, while his .937 save percentage in league play ranked third. He was named the Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week three times. He also earned Hockey East Goaltender of the Month honors for January. A Mike Richter Award nominee for the second consecutive year, Petersen also led the Irish to a 1-0 win over ninth-ranked Boston University on February 27 to close out the regular season. He made 35 saves in that victory to post his fifth career shutout.

Bjork led the Irish in scoring in 2015-16, posting 35 points on 12 goals and 23 assists in 35 games. His 12 goals and 23 assists were career-high totals. He finished the year with seven multi-point games, including a goal and an assist in Notre Dame’s 3-2 overtime loss to Michigan in the semifinal of the 2016 NCAA Midwest Regional. Bjork also had a two-goal performance in Notre Dame’s 5-1 win over UMass on Dec. 5 and notched a goal and two assists in wins over Minnesota (Nov. 6) and Merrimack (Jan. 15-16). He strung together a career-long, 10-game point streak from Nov. 28 — Jan. 23 (7-8-15).

In 22 Hockey East games, Bjork posted eight goals and 13 assists for 21 points. He also posted a +18 rating in Hockey East games, which was the second-best total on the season. Bjork missed last season’s Denver series (Jan. 1-2) while playing for Team USA at the 2016 World Junior Championship. He helped lead Team USA to the bronze medal, netting a pair of goals in the 8-3 bronze medal game win over Sweden en route to being named Team USA’s Player of the Game (Jan. 4). He became the fifth Notre Dame player to earn a medal at the event.

Evans had a breakout year offensively for the Irish in 2015-16. He skated in all 37 games and scored eight goals and added 25 assists for 33 points, each of which were career-high totals. His 33 points ranked second on the team, while his 25 assists led the team and ranked tied for seventh among Hockey East players. He finished the season with four power-play goals and a game-winner and also had nine multi-point games, including six games with at least two assists. He posted a +15 mark on the season, which tied for the second on the team.

Ripley skated in all 37 games, scored a goal and added six assists for seven points. He also finished the season with a +12 rating, which ranked second on the team among defensemen, and blocked 56 shots. He notched assists in wins over Minnesota (4-3 on Nov. 6), Western Michigan (3-1 on Nov. 28) and UMass (5-1 on Dec. 5). He scored his only goal of the season to put the Irish up 1-0 in the eventual 6-4 game two loss to Northeastern in the Hockey East Quarterfinals (March 12).

The Fighting Irish open the 2016-17 regular season with a weekend home series against Arizona State on Oct. 7-8 at the Compton Family Ice Arena. To purchase tickets, visit UND.com/BuyTickets.

Indy Indians | Early Home Runs the Difference as Hens Top Tribe

INDIANAPOLIS (August 31, 2016) – Jose Osuna continued his hot August but Toledo belted two early home runs to take a lead it would never relinquish in a 4-2 victory on Wednesday.

Toledo (65-74) struck quickly, collecting two solo home runs in the first inning.

The Indians (67-71) answered in the third after Jacob Stallings reached second on a two-base error. Pedro Florimon then drove him in with a base hit to make the tally 2-1.

The Mud Hens wasted no time in extending the lead once again, scoring two more runs in the fourth.

Rehabbing Detroit Tiger Jordan Zimmermann limited the Indians to one hit over four innings with his only run allowed being unearned.

John Kuchno (1-4) made the start for the Tribe, scattering 10 hits across five innings. He was charged with four earned runs, walked two, and struck out two.

Jose Osuna notched his 19th RBI of the month with a base hit in the sixth to cut the deficit to two runs. He finished 2-for-4 on the day.

Cesar Ramos (2-3) earned the win for Toledo with 3.2 frames of one-run relief. Curtis Partch and Jorge Rondon combined to fire four scoreless innings out of the bullpen for the Indians.

The Indians will next host Louisville in a doubleheader on Thursday. Game one is set to begin at 6:05 p.m. with gates open at 5:30 p.m.

IUPUI MEN’S SOCCER PICKED SEVENTH IN SUMMIT LEAGUE PRESEASON POLL

IU East Men’s Soccer | IU EAST INTRODUCES STEVE MOORE AS FIRST COACH

RICHMOND, Ind. – Steve Moore has been appointed head coach of Indiana University East’s new NAIA men’s soccer program, the school announced Aug. 17.

Moore comes to IU East from Clarke University, an NAIA program in Dubuque, Iowa. Moore produced two of the top three seasons in the Clarke men’s soccer program’s 32-year history during his tenure with the Crusaders.

Moore has a history of program-building throughout his coaching career. Moore coached the women’s soccer program at Bethany College in Kansas from 2007 to 2011, where his first two teams doubled and then re-doubled the program’s victory total from the year prior to his arrival.

Moore’s first college head coaching experience came at Concordia University Chicago, where he coached the men’s and women’s teams. His 2005 men’s team won the conference championship. The women’s team posted the best winning percentage in the program’s history to that point the same year.

Moore also served as an assistant coach for the NCAA Division I women’s program at the University of Central Arkansas and as the head soccer recruiting coach for the National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA)

“It’s a great honor to be named the inaugural head men’s soccer coach at Indiana University East!” Moore said. “The support and enthusiasm for athletics here is undeniable, and to be able to combine that with the level and notoriety of an Indiana University education made this move a no-brainer.”

Moore earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Greenville College, where he was an NCCAA All-American as a goalkeeper.

Moore will focus on recruiting the Red Wolf roster during the 2016-17 school year. The team will begin NAIA competition during the 2017-18 school year.

IU East estimates 50 total student-athletes will participate in the men’s and women’s soccer programs.

“There’s going to be a lot of work that goes into getting this program started, but the potential here is off the charts, and I couldn’t be more excited about this opportunity!” Moore said.

IU East’s soccer teams will compete alongside the school’s other athletics teams in the newly renamed River States Conference. The league will have 10 men’s and women’s soccer programs for the 2017 fall season.

The addition of men’s and women’s soccer brings the total number of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) varsity sports offered at IU East to 15. The Red Wolves currently compete in men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field. IU East offers more NAIA sports than any other IU regional campus.

 

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT STEVE MOORE

“We are very excited to have Steve arrive here so fast and get started. He is hitting the ground running and will be hitting the road recruiting this week. It’s really nice to add another quality coach to the department. We see him getting soccer started off right from the very beginning.” – Joe Griffin, athletic director, Indiana University East

 

“Steve is a good friend as well as a great coach. He is very articulate in his approach and always produces highly organized teams. … Steve was an All-American goalkeeper for me and one of the best. Steve has a unique background as a coach coming from a very diverse skill set which makes him perfect for the job. Steve has worked on the women’s and men’s side as well as the admissions staff. Steve went from a player for me then on to one of my best assistant coaches I’ve had in 20 years in college coaching.” – Brian “Mac” McMahon, head coach, Palm Beach Atlantic University

“Steve has the experience and the energy to do well building IU East into a quality program! I know the men’s soccer program will be a model program under Steve’s leadership.” – Tyler Watkins, assistant coach, Kansas State University

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