Hoosiers Fall Short at Butler, 3-2 in Double Overtime
Sept. 25, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana men's soccer team held a 2-0 lead with less than four minutes to play, but a pair of late Butler goals sent the match to overtime and Indiana's fifth extra-session game of the year ended in a 3-2 double OT loss for the Hoosiers Wednesday night at the Butler Bowl in Indianapolis.
David Goldsmith headed home the game-winning score at 103:19 to move Butler to 6-1-1 on the year. Indiana drops to 3-4-1.
"We did enough to win the game in the second half," said head coach Todd Yeagley. "Two late goals against a good team, things happen."
A dominating second half saw the Hoosiers jump out to a 2-0 lead. But the Bulldogs got a goal back at 86:55 with a score from Jordan Burt, assisted by Austin Oldham. The Hoosiers continued to teeter on the edge of danger and it came back to haunt them at 88:04 when Goldsmith tied things up with his sixth goal of the year, heading the ball into the bottom left corner.
For the third time this season, a game involving the Hoosiers set a new attendance record as 5,029 came out to the match tonight. Attendance records were also set at Armstrong Stadium (vs. UCLA) and in Indiana's match at UAB on Sept. 6.
First good look of the game came from Butler's Jeff Adkins as his shot from 20 yards out forced goalkeeper Michael Soderlund to make a diving save to his right. The ensuing corner kick did not yield any results for the Bulldogs.
Tommy Thompson had a pair of early runs into the box where he tangled with a Butler defender, but both times the referee judged the contact to be incidental. Thompson had a shot in the 23rd minute but he could not get any power behind it as he turned to goal, leaving an easy pick up for Butler goalkeeper Jon Dawson.
In the 26th minute, the Hoosiers made a tactical change with their backline, bringing in Billy McConnell for Kerel Bradford. McConnell went to right back, while McKain moved to center back, pairing with Dylan Lax.
The Hoosiers were lucky to not be down a goal in the 37th minute as Vincent Mitchell sent a rocket off his right foot that bounced off the cross bar and back into the field of play.
Indiana broke through for a 1-0 lead in the 52nd minute with Femi Hollinger-Janzen's third goal of the season. A long throw found Tommy Thompson making a run up the right side. He ran down the ball into the corner and carried it into the six-yard box. As the Butler defense closed in, he deftly passed the ball back to Hollinger-Janzen who was making his run up the middle.
Thompson got in on the scoring act in the 62nd minute, giving the Hoosiers a 2-0 lead when he took a hard-angled shot that passed through the wickets on Dawson's save attempt. That put the freshman in a tie with Hollinger-Janzen for the team lead in goals scored with three.
Nikita Kotlov had back-to-back on frame looks in a 10-second span with the first shot saved and the second attempt blocked. Thompson had another on-goal look in the 66th minute as he juggled the ball over a defender but the shot was deftly pushed away by Dawson.
In the waning minutes, Thompson had a chance to add to his goal tally on a scrum in front of the net off a Corrado corner kick, sending his shot off the left post.
Indiana finished with a 15-10 lead in the shot tally, putting eight attempts on frame.
The Hoosiers open Big Ten play on Sunday, Sept. 29 as they play host to the Ohio State Buckeyes at 3 p.m. ET. The game will be shown live on the Big Ten Network.
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