Hoosiers Fall to Lindsey Wilson, 3-1
March 28, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - With all four goals coming in the second half, the Indiana men's soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision to Lindsey Wilson in a spring scrimmage Thursday night at Armstrong Stadium.
As is usual with the spring, the Hoosiers went with a different look for their starting lineup compared to the matchup with Saint Louis. Redshirt freshman Michael Soderlund got the start in goal, with sophomore Patrick Doody, sophomore Kerel Bradford, junior Jacob Bushue and junior Matt McKain lining up in front of him. Sophomore Dylan Lax and junior Harrison Petts played deep in the midfield, behind sophomore Dylan Mares in the middle. Freshman Tanner Thompson played up top on the left, with junior Jamie Vollmer his counterpart on the right side. Freshman Femi Hollinger-Janzen got the start up top.
Vollmer and Hollinger-Janzen had early looks for the Hoosiers, with both shots blocked by the Blue Raiders defense. After freshman Richard Ballard came into the game for Vollmer, Lindsey Wilson earned a corner in the 35th minute, with a hard shot headed off the line by Thompson, who stood his ground on the post. Lindsey Wilson went into the halftime break with a 4-2 advantage in shot attempts, and both teams tallying two corners each.
Junior Harrison Petts, junior A.J. Corrado and junior Nikita Kotlov started the second half for the Hoosiers, with Vollmer moving to right back for McKain. A late tackle in the 53rd minute from Thompson saw his name entered into the referee's book with a yellow card.
With 35:44 left in the match, the Blue Raiders took a 1-0 lead on a goal from Kirk Deboer. Lindsey Wilson clanged a shot off the post in the 64th minute, and a giveaway from the Hoosiers in their own end made it 2-0 Lindsey Wilson with under 25 minutes to play.
In the 76th minute Thompson had a shot that was deflected and saved. In the 83rd minute, Indiana took advantage of being a man up after Lebogang Moloto was shown a second yellow, when Doody hit a shot from 12 yards out off a deflected pass from Hollinger-Janzen.
Just two minutes later, Lindsey Wilson added a third goal with an unassisted shot from Eddy Campbell. Indiana had a late chance with less than two minutes to play as Petts took a shot hit the inside of the post and bounced out.
The Hoosiers return to exhibition action on April 5 as they play host to Xavier at Armstrong Stadium. Game time is 7:30 p.m. ET.
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