Kyla Cross became the first player in program history to score four goals in one game, while the nine team goals is also a record
The three-goal margin of defeat equals the biggest MVC loss in head coach Drew Roff's tenure
Phoenix and Redbirds meeting for first time since 2008
The sophomore scored one goal and added two assists in the Redbirds' road wins over Bowling Green and Toledo
ISU improved to 5-1-1 away from Adelaide Street Field in 2012
Illinois State women's soccer team takes on Missouri State on Sunday October 21, 2012
09/02/12 Illinois State suffered its first loss of the season to Western Michigan 2-1
Sunday, August 19
2012: Started all 20 matches, playing the second-most minutes on the team with 1,726...key member of a Redbird defense that that allowed 1.30 goals per game and recorded five shutouts...recorded first-career point with an assist at Creighton (Sept. 29)...fired career-high four shots on goal throughout the season.
Prior to ISU: Four-sport athlete at Amos Alonzo Stagg high school (soccer, track, gymnastics, volleyball)...team captain and team MVP on Regional champion soccer team as a senior...All-Conference, All-Sectional and All-Area selection...also won regional championships as a sophomore...3A state qualifier in the 400-meter relay in track as a senior, the first relay team in school history to qualify for state...set school records in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter relay, 800-meter relay (outdoor), 200-meter dash, 55-meter dash, 800-meter relay and 1,600-meter relay (indoor)...state qualifier in the vault as a senior for gymnastics...team captain and team MVP...3A track state qualifier in the 200M as a junior and freshman...gymnastics team won conference championship as a junior, a regional championships as a sophomore and placed 2nd in the state as a freshman.
Personal: Sarah Elizabeth Mussallem...daughter of John and Ellyn Mussallem...has two youngers sisters, Hannah and Allyson...also running track at ISU...majoring in elementary education.