IU Tops No. 12 Marquette, 1-0
Aug. 31, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Freshman midfielder Michael Riedford notched his first career goal in the 32nd minute and the Indiana men's soccer team (1-0-1) came away with a 1-0 victory over No. 12 Marquette (0-2) Sunday afternoon in the final game of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic.
The game's lone goal started in the midfield when freshman defender Grant Lillard brought the ball up the middle of the pitch. After juking around a Marquette player, he laid the ball off to sophomore Tanner Thompson. Thompson took a shot from the left side that was parried out by MU goalkeeper Charlie Lyon. The ball fell to Riedford on the far right and he tapped it in from close range to put Indiana up.
Indiana started the game on the attack, with its first scoring threat of the day coming in the 19th minute as a ball in from junior Andrew Oliver found junior Femi Hollinger-Janzen, but his shot went right into Lyon's arms.
Less than two minutes later Thompson unleashed a pair of shots that had Marquette on its toes, taking the first shot off a free kick that was blocked. The ball went right back to him, but his second shot was also blocked.
Sophomore goalkeeper Colin Webb, who was named to the all-tournament team along with Thompson, Lillard and Hollinger-Janzen, came up big for IU in the 23rd minute when a flick header from Axel Sjöberg came his way. It was one of three saves on the day for Webb.
It was nearly a 2-0 halftime lead for IU when in the 44th minute junior Richard Ballard sent his attempt just wide of the frame.
Indiana out-shot the Golden Eagles 11-4 in the first half.
The Hoosiers did not let down coming out of the halftime break as freshman Jack Griffith dribbled the ball into the penalty area and took a shot that was saved in the first minute of action. In the second minute of the second half it was Griffith who had a flick header also saved by Lyon. Griffith finished with three shot attempts coming in off the bench, two of which were saved.
Senior Dylan Lax put up another of Indiana's 17 shots in the 53rd minute, taking a hard shot from distance that was saved by Lyon.
Freshman Trevor Swartz missed added his name to the scoring tally in the 73rd minute when Riedford sent in a perfect cross that he hit over the cross bar and an open net. With less than 10 minutes left on the clock, senior Patrick Doody sent in a cross to Swartz that Lyon was able to fall on before the freshman could get there.
In earlier action, No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 9 Georgetown played to a scoreless tie in double overtime. Based on a shared tournament record of 1-0-1 and identical stats in goal differential (+1), goals for (2) and goals against (1), Indiana and Notre Dame were declared co-champions of the tournament.
The Hoosiers are back in action Sept. 5 and 7 as they travel to Notre Dame, Indiana for the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament. Indiana faces Kentucky on Friday at 5 p.m., followed by Dartmouth on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
2014 adidas/IU Credit Union Classic All-Tournament Team
Colin Webb - GK - Indiana Grant Lillard - D - Indiana Tanner Thompson - M - Indiana Femi Hollinger-Janzen - M - Indiana Nick Besler- M - Notre Dame Patrick Wall - GK - Notre Dame Brandon Aubrey - D - Notre Dame Patrick Hodan - M - Notre Dame Alex Muyl - F- Georgetown Joshua Yaro - D - Georgetown C. Nortey - F - Marquette John Pothast - D - Marquette
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