Indiana, Butler Play to 1-1 Draw
April 16, 2014
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Despite an 18-9 advantage in shots and 15-2 in corner kicks, the Indiana men's soccer team needed an 85th minute goal from Brad Shaw to come away with a 1-1 tie with the Butler Bulldogs Wednesday night in an exhibition match on Jerry Yeagley Field at Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington.
After a scoreless first half that saw the Hoosiers take seven shots to three for Butler, Indiana came out firing in the second half, starting with a shot off the right post from midfielder Jamie Vollmer in the 55th minute. The ball bounced back out to forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen, but the sophomore's shot was cleared off the line.
Against the run of play with was Butler that took a 1-0 lead in the 60th minute off the foot of David Goldsmith. IU goalkeeper Sean Weidman, who came into the match for Will Lukowski in the second half, stopped Goldsmith's first shot attempt but Goldsmith took advantage of the rebound as he slotted the ball home for the score.
With just under 25 minutes to play, Tanner Thompson sent in a thru ball to Hollinger-Janzen, but this time his shot on the run was off target as it went over the cross bar. Two minutes later Hollinger-Janzen found himself in a 1v1 situation with Butler goalkeeper Andy Holte, but his shot deflected right off Holte's chest and out for a corner kick. That was one of 10 second-half corner kicks that the Hoosiers were unable to convert into points.
Vollmer was back at it with 19 minutes to play, sending this shot from 20 yards out off the cross bar. With 16:59 to go, it was forward Kyle Sparks who had his shot saved.
Shaw, making his first appearance of the spring season, finally broke through for IU in the 85th minute as Thompson tipped the ball back to the freshman and Shaw hit a low line drive to the lower left from 15 yards out.
Indiana continued to press for the winning goal in the final minutes, including a pair of shots with just two seconds left. Holte punched out defender Billy McConnell's header with two seconds remaining, and the rebounding shot was cleared off the line as time expired.
Indiana wraps up its spring season on April 27 as it plays host to the U-20 Mexican National Team at Carroll Stadium on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis. Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for youth/IU students and can be purchased by visiting the IU Ticket Office in Assembly Hall, or by calling 866-IUSPORTS.
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