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Indiana women’s soccer unable to capitalize offensively in 0-0 draw versus Ball State

Indiana women’s soccer unable to capitalize offensively in 0-0 draw versus Ball State

The Indiana women’s soccer workforce opened its residence marketing campaign and 3rd activity of the time from Ball Condition College with the identical consequence as its initial two contests: a – attract.  

Thursday marked the very first time this time Indiana outshot its opponent after recording three and 5 pictures from West Virginia University and Virginia Tech College, respectively. The Hoosiers outshot the Cardinals 12-6, with eight of their photographs coming in the next 50 %, but they could not change any to a objective. 

[Related: Indiana women’s soccer welcomes Ball State for home opener Thursday]

“I really don’t know if that makes it greater or even worse, to be straightforward,” head coach Erwin van Bennekom explained about his team’s enhance in offensive creation. “We just didn’t make enough excellent possibilities.” 

Indiana had lots of chances to rating. The workforce noticed 11 corner kicks, which includes 8 in the second 50 percent, but could only convert all those to two photographs on target. Junior forward Anna Bennett took most of the Hoosiers’ corner kicks, but miscommunication and a lack of execution led to ball misplacement and small-percentage photographs.  

“We’ve got to create up and perform forward, and we’re not sharp sufficient,” van Bennekom said. “It’s not just the scoring component. It’s anything leading up to that.” 

Luckily, for an understaffed Hoosier protection, the ball remained on Indiana’s side of the area for the majority of the second half. 

1 of Indiana’s most intense defenders, freshman Arianna Rose, exited the video game in the 56th minute due to what van Bennekom said he thinks is an ankle harm. Nonetheless, Indiana and sophomore goalkeeper Jamie Gerstenberg ended up equipped to incorporate a couple Ball Point out attacks late in the 2nd 50 percent.  

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“(Gerstenberg) is a good goalkeeper, but right now we did not need to have her that much,” van Bennekom explained. “If you go again to past weekend, she was unbelievable, and we’re privileged to have her here.” 

The sophomore standout recorded her 12th job shutout with just one important preserve in the closing minutes of the match. Even without the need of the very same remarkable stats as her initial two online games, Gerstenberg’s commanding affect was felt by means of and by way of. 

Indiana will return to the area on Thursday, Sept. 1, in opposition to Indiana Condition College. The correct area in Bloomington has not been announced, due to the unsure issue in the following couple times of Jerry Yeagley Discipline.