Webb, Doody win B1G honors; IU up to No. 11

Indiana soccer’s Patrick Doody and Colin Webb earned offensive and defensive player of the week honors from the Big Ten Tuesday, while the Hoosiers moved up one spot to No. 11 in the NSCAA poll this week. Here’s the full Big Ten release from IU:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University senior defender Patrick Doody and sophomore goalkeeper Colin Webb were honored by the Big Ten Conference for their performances this past weekend as IU went 2-0 en route to the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament title.

Doody was named co-Offensive Player of the Week along with Ohio State’s Joao Ehlers, while Webb picked up Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second-straight week.

Doody helped anchor a defense that posted its second and third shutouts of the year with 1-0 wins over Kentucky and Dartmouth, but it was his offense that made the difference against the Big Green. With less than three minutes off the clock against Dartmouth, Doody hit a free kick into the upper right for his first goal of the season and the game winner.

Webb was again solid in goal for the Hoosiers, picking up his second-straight shutout while not having to make a save in the 1-0 win over Kentucky. On Sunday against Dartmouth he made four saves, including a penalty kick stop that kept the Big Green scoreless. Webb has played all 367:59 minutes in goal this season, allowing just one score for a 0.24 GAA.

Doody and Webb were joined by Dylan Lax and Billy McConnell on the Mike Berticelli All-Tournament Team.

Indiana (3-0-1) opens Big Ten play this Saturday as it plays host to the Penn State Nittany Lions (3-0-1) on Jerry Yeagley Field at Armstrong Stadium. Game time is 7:30 p.m. ET.

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  1. Some have lamented the “demise” of Indiana Soccer under Coach Todd Yeagley. They seem to forget his National Championship, the fact that in a “down” year the team rallied to win the B1G Tourney and go to the NCAA tourney last year, and other real facts. What a difference it makes to win those tough “bagel” games (1-0) against good competition rather than lose them! Great goalkeeping, thanks Colin Webb, and defensive communication and play, thanks Patrick Doody et. al., is the key. It is always hard to put the ball in the back of the net against top flight college teams (virtually all of the Hoosiers games are against such teams). So posting “clean sheets” is the key to a great season. The offense will come around, but Tommy Thompson was a unique talent (as he is proving for San Jose in the MLS right now). GO IU! Thanks Jerry and Todd Yeagley for the Indiana standard of excellence in Soccer!

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