IU Blanked By No. 7 Louisville, 3-0
Oct. 15, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's soccer team had a solid start to its match with No. 7 Louisville Tuesday night at Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium, but missed opportunities and a late second-half flurry from the Cardinals resulted in a 3-0 victory for the visitors.
Indiana drops to 4-8-1 on the season, while Louisville improves to 9-2-1.
The Hoosiers took the first six shots of the match and in a span of two minutes, from 28:58 to 26:58 on the clock, put up four corner kicks, a header wide from Jacob Bushue, a shot from A.J. Corrado parried away by UL goalkeeper Joachim Ball, and a header from Nikita Kotlov saved by Ball.
The early domination was for naught as Louisville made its way back into the match. In the 37th minute Taylor Curtis took a shot that was cleared off the line by Hoosier defender Matt McKain. The ball eventually went out for a corner kick, where Ricardo Velazco's service found the head of Daniel Keller, who knocked home his third goal of the season.
The 38th-minute score gave the Cardinals a 1-0 lead heading into halftime.
Indiana continued to search for the game-tying score, including a curling shot from Femi Hollinger-Janzen that forced a diving save from Ball. On the counter attack, the Cardinals would stretch their lead to two goals as Zack Foxhoven took the ball down to the end line before rolling a cross into the penalty area. Marlon Hariston slotted home his third goal of the season from the six-yard spot.
Les than two minutes later Louisville put its final stamp on the game and Foxhoven and Hariston again teamed up. This time it was Hariston in the box and as he went down on a tackle managed to pass the ball to his left where Foxhoven hit it into the lower right corner.
The Cardinals finished with 16 shots to 12 for Indiana. Kotlov had three shots for the Hoosiers, all on frame, while Bushue and Mares had two each. Freshman Tanner Thompson made his first career start, while Jamie Vollmer made his first start of the 2013 season. Junior Drew Schall was also in the starting lineup for the second-consecutive match.
Indiana is back on the road this Friday as it travels to Richmond, Va. to take on the VCU Rams. Game time is 7 p.m. ET.
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