First Touch #9: Wolverines Host Purdue, Travel to Indiana
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Oct. 11, 2010

Michigan vs. Purdue, at Indiana
U-M Soccer Stadium • Ann Arbor, Mich..

Thursday, Oct. 14: U-M vs. Purdue, 7 p.m. • Buy Tickets | Live Stats | Live Video (fee)
TV: Big Ten Network (Tape Delay, Oct. 15, 4 p.m.)
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Armstrong Stadium • Bloomington, Ind.

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The University of Michigan women's soccer team (5-2-4, 0-1-2 Big Ten) will face two teams from the state of Indiana this week, splitting time between the comforts of home and the road. The Wolverines will play their lone midweek game of the season against Purdue (6-8-2, 2-3-1 Big Ten) on Thursday (Oct. 14) at 7 p.m. inside the U-M Soccer Stadium. The game will be streamed live on BigTenNetwork.com and air on tape-delay on the Big Ten Network on Friday (Oct. 15) at 4 p.m. Michigan then heads to Indiana (4-9-1, 0-5-0 Big Ten) on Sunday (Oct. 17) for a 1 p.m. contest at Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington, Ind.

The Wolverines, Hoosiers and Boilermakers have met in the same weekend every season since 1999 except for 2008. U-M claimed sweeps from 1999 to 2001 and again in 2004. The Maize and Blue owns a 10-5-5 all-time mark when playing Indiana and Purdue in the same week. U-M claimed a weekend sweep from 1999 to 2001 and again in 2004. The Wolverines are 5-3-2 against Purdue and 5-2-3 against the Hoosiers when the three teams meet in the same week.

WOLVERINE BITES
No breaks. I feel reborn. I'm like a Phoenix rising from Arizona -- Senior Jackie Carron (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester) is two games away from her 70th career start, a milestone that only 16 other Wolverines have met. Carron has not missed a start in her four years at Michigan, appearing in all 68 games since the 2007 season. Carron is on pace to make 75 starts before the end of the 2010 regular season. Senior Amanda Bowery (Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester) is three starts behind her classmate and on pace to make her 70th career start, which will come against Iowa (Oct. 29).

Brick Wall -- Junior/Sophomore Haley Kopmeyer (Troy, Mich./Lahser) picked up her first conference shutout of the season with a three-save performance against Michigan State (Oct. 9). The shutout marks the ninth of her career, giving her sole possession of fourth on the U-M career list. She had been tied with Jessica Jones (8, 1995-98). Kopmeyer is now chasing Carissa Stewart (16, 1997-2000), Megan Tuura (20, 2003-06) and Suzie Grech (25, 2000-03) for the program record.

On the Big Ten Radar -- Freshman Nkem Ezurike sits in a tie for fifth in Big Ten scoring with six goals. Amanda Bowery is tied for fourth in the conference in assists with four. Ezurike also sits tied for 10th with 13 points. [ Complete Big Ten Statistics ]

Quick Hits -- U-M remained undefeated against Great Lakes foes under third-year head coach Greg Ryan, pushing its record to is 7-0-5 with a scoreless tie against Michigan State (Oct. 9) ... Senior Sarah Stanczyk (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) will make her 50th collegiate appearance this week. She played 19 games at UConn before coming to Michigan and playing in 30 games in two years ... The Big Ten Network is scheduled to televise Michigan's home game against Illinois (Oct. 31, 3 p.m.) and away contest with Penn State (Nov. 7, 1 p.m.) live in high definition.

NUMBERS GAME
U-M vs. Purdue - 5-3-3
U-M vs. Indiana - 10-4-3

CHECK IT OUT
The Ryan:90 -- Episode 8 [ Link ]
The Yellow Armband -- The Wipers on the Bus Go Swish, Swish, Swish

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Friday, Oct. 22, 7 p.m. CDT -- at Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Sunday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m. CDT -- at Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.)

Contact: Ryan Sosin (734) 763-4423


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