Oct. 1, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The new-look Boilermaker Soccer Complex will make its live television debut on the Big Ten Network and Purdue women's soccer will host a free postgame youth clinic in conjunction with Sunday's 4:30 p.m. game against Northwestern.
The Boilermakers (6-4-1, 1-2-0 Big Ten) play five of their next seven games in West Lafayette, beginning their home-heavy stretch this weekend with games Friday and Sunday against Illinois (7 p.m.) and Northwestern, respectively. Sunday's game was originally scheduled for the normal 1 p.m. start time but was moved to a late afternoon kickoff to accommodate the live television coverage from the BTN.
Sunday's free postgame youth clinic conducted by Purdue players and coaches will begin after the conclusion of the match with Northwestern (approximately 6:30 p.m.). The clinic sign up will be held during the game and youth clinic participants will receive free admission to the game as well. Adult tickets are $5. The Boilermakers will be signing autographs after the clinic.
A new attendance record was set at the last home game at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex. Thanks in part to the help of the Greater Lafayette Recreational Soccer Alliance, over 1,300 fans cheered on the Boilers in their Big Ten opener against Wisconsin.
Purdue is 4-2-1 at home this season, scoring 22 of its 29 goal on its home pitch. The Boilermakers have managed to score a goal in each of their first 11 games this season, the team's longest streak since scoring in the first 12 contests of 2009.
Purdue hosted a number of live TV games prior to the Boilermaker Soccer Complex's renovations that began in 2011. But last season's lone TV game was the Purdue-Indiana match played in Bloomington. Sunday's game will be available via BTN2Go as well as the traditional BTN channel.
The Boilermakers have won nine straight games vs. Northwestern dating back to 2005. That represents the program's longest win streak against any opponent in team history.