Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Boilermakers extend unbeaten streak to 15 games
October 22nd, 2007 8:15AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

The 1-2 punch of  Shauna Stapleton and Parrissa Eyorokon propelled Purdue to a 2-1 win over Illinois Sunday that extended the Boilermakers' unbeaten streak to 15 games -- the longest in the country -- and moved them into first place in the Big Ten.

The seniors scored in the second half for Purdue, which leads the Big Ten with a 6-0-1 and is ranked with week at No. 4 in the Soccer America Women's Top 25, its highest ranking ever.

Stapleton scored her eighth goal of the season from the penalty spot, while  Eyorokon one-timed the ball past Illinois keeper Lindsey Carstens for her ninth goal of the season.

The game drew a season-high crowd of 1,138 in West Lafayette.

"I was very happy with our second-half response, which I think was assisted by our great crowd," said Purdue coach Rob Klatte. "We were quite lethargic in the first half and played back on our heels, which is what you don't want to do against a talented Illinois team. This was a key victory for us in going after the Big Ten title."

The victory was marred, however, by the loss of senior forward Jill Sarbaugh, who went down with a knee injury and is expected to miss the rest of the season.

"Jill's loss is a tragedy," said Klatte. "Her absence is going to leave a huge hole in our offense, but it gives other players the chance to really step up in her place."

Canadian Loredana Riverso, Purdue's No. 3 scorer with seven goals, should move into the starting lineup.

First place in the Big Ten will be on the line Friday night when the Boilermakers travel to Penn State. The Nittany Lions were knocked out of first place on Sunday when they were upset by Minnesota, 1-0.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Jordan Morris carries Stanford to first men's title    
In what could be his farewell game, Jordan Morris showed why he is the first collegian ...
Finalists named for MAC Hermann Trophy awards    
The finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy awards are Georgetown forward Brandon Allen, Creighton forward Fabian ...
NSCAA names NCAA Division I Men's All-America Teams    
NCAA Division I runner-up Clemson led all teams with four players on the NCAA Division I ...
Six collegians in Canada team at Natal tournament    
West Virginia All-Americans Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence and Rebecca Quinn, who helped Duke reach the ...
Stanford-Akron: More than Morris on show    
Stanford, led by heralded U.S. international Jordan Morris, faces Akron, winner of the 2010 NCAA title ...
Clemson-Syracuse: ACC rivals face off in rubber match    
No. 2 seed Clemson and No. 6 Syracuse square off in a battle of ACC teams ...
Pfeiffer and Grand Valley State crowned champions    
Pfeiffer claimed its first NCAA Division II men's title and also the first title in 29 ...
Scoreboard: Small College Tournaments    
Six champions will be crowned on Saturday: NCAA Division II Men (Pfeiffer-Cal Poly Pomona), NCAA Division ...
Clemson survives shootout to reach Men's College Cup    
No. 2 seed Clemson beat Maryland, 3-1, in a shootout after their game ended 1-1 to ...
Payne carries Duke past Florida State    
Junior Toni Payne was a one-woman wrecking crew, setting up Kayla McCoy with the first goal ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives