Oct. 4, 2007
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PURDUE NOTEBOOK - Week 6
No. 8 Purdue (10-1-1, 2-0 Big Ten) vs. Michigan State (5-4-1, 0-2 Big Ten) and Michigan (2-6-1, 0-2 Big Ten)
OFF AGAIN TO MICHIGAN: Purdue travels to Michigan for the second-straight year to face the Spartans Friday at 4 p.m. and the Wolverines Sunday at 1 p.m. ... Purdue leads its series with MSU 6-3 and have won the last four meetings by a combined score of 9-2 ... the Boilermakers have not lost in East Lansing since 1999 ... Purdue has not had as much success against the Wolverines, trailing the all-time series 2-5-1 ... the Boilermakers have not beat UM since 2005 and are winless in Ann Arbor at 0-3-1.
NOT EASY BEING GREEN AND WHITE: Michigan State enters this weekend with a 5-4-1 record following its consecutive conference losses at Iowa (0-1) and Minnesota (0-2) ... the Spartans are 3-1 at home with their only defeat coming in overtime to nationally ranked BYU, 1-0 ... MSU's offense is led by Lauren Hill, who has totaled 12 points this season on five goals and two assists ... Maureen Pawlak is second on the club with four goals ... Nicole Galas has played a bulk of the minutes in goal and has made 38 saves to go with an 0.86 goals-against average ... Galas is 4-4-1 with three shutouts ... head coach Tom Saxton is in his 17th years with the Spartans and claims an overall win-loss record of 163-139-27.
MAIZE FEELING BLUE: Michigan, historically one of the best teams in the Big Ten, is off to a rough start at 2-6-1 and 0-2 in the Big Ten ... like the Spartans, the Wolverines also dropped a pair of matches at Minnesota (1-2) and Iowa (1-2) last weekend ... UM has lost six of its last seven, with its lone wins coming against Cincinnati (3-0) and Miami University (4-0) ... Amanda Bowery leads Michigan with 10 points on four goals and two assists ... her four goals nearly account for half the team's total (9) ... in goal, Madison Gates has allowed 12 scores and stopped 36 shots, giving her a 1.34 goals-against average ... Gates is 2-6-1 with one shutout ... Debbie Rademacher is in her 16th year of coaching and 14th at Michigan ... her overall win-loss record is 159-105-32.
THE 20/50 CLUB
: With two goals and three assists last weekend, junior Jessica Okoroafo
became the second Boilermaker this season - and fifth all-time - to score 20 career goals and 50 career points ... the four other members of this elite group are Lauren Sesselmann
(34/90), Annette Kent
(31/81), Courtney Coppedge
(21/51) and Parrissa Eyorokon
(20/53) ... Eyorokon netted her 20th career goal on Sept. 23 vs. Western Michigan; her 50th career point was scored two days earlier vs. Oregon.
SARBAUGH SERVES `EM UP: Jill Sarbaugh became only the eighth player in program history to score 10 goals in a career after netting the game-winner Sunday vs. Northwestern in the ninth minute ... with three more assists, she will become only the second Boilermaker to provide 20 helpers in a career ... Sarbaugh currently has 17 assists, which ranks third at Purdue behind only Lauren Sesselmann (22) and Annette Kent (19).
FOUR GOALS AND SEVERAL GAMES AGO...: With two scores Sunday vs. Northwestern, Loredana Riverso became the second Boilermaker this season - and only the third in team history - to notch a goal in four consecutive games ... Jennie Moppert, who was in attendance at Sunday's match, first accomplished this feat in 2000 by scoring goals against Illinois State, West Virginia, Valparaiso and Nebraska ... seven years later, senior Shauna Stapleton duplicated this accomplishment with goals against Washington, Portland, Valparaiso and Morehead State.
AIN'T IT GREAT, WE'RE NO. 8: National soccer polls published this week by the NSCAA and Soccer America Magazine have the Boilermakers ranked eighth and ninth, respectively ... these polls represent Purdue's first trip into the top ten since the program's inception close to a decade ago ... since dropping out of the NSCAA poll on Sept. 4 following a tie and loss to Kentucky and Louisville, Purdue has moved up to 22nd, 15th, 11th and 8th over the last four weeks as it has won 10 straight contests ... a closer look at the polls reveals that the Boilermakers are the only 10-win team ranked among the top 25.
GOING HOME FOR SOME R&R: Loredana Riverso and Christy Riggle earned the first individual awards of their collegiate playing careers Monday as both were honored by the Big Ten ... Riverso was named Offensive Co-Player of the Week with Indiana's Kristen Arnold ... Riggle was selected as the conference's defensive player of the week and was tabbed to the Soccer Buzz Magazine Elite Team of the week ... the Boilermaker duo was recognized for its performances in wins over Wisconsin and Northwestern ... Riverso scored three goals and provided two assists as she tied teammate Shauna Stapleton for the team and conference lead in points ... Riggle anchored a defense that posted its seventh and eighth shutouts of the year and limited the Badgers and Wildcats to just 15 shots.
DEAD AIR: Friday's and Sunday's road matches at Michigan State and Michigan will not be broadcast over the world wide web ... Boilermaker soccer webcasts will resume Oct. 12 when Purdue plays host to the Iowa Hawkeyes at 4 p.m. ET.
INFO GUIDES FOR SALE: 2007 Purdue Soccer information guides are currently on sale to the public for the low cost of $8 ... just click on the publications link located on the left-hand side of purduesports.com and print an order form ... this year's publication tops out at 76 pages and includes coach and student-athlete bios, opponent capsules, travel information, last year's statistics and an overhauled history and records section ... seniors Kira Bilecky and Parrissa Eyorokon are featured on the front cover.