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    Men's Soccer Hosts West Virginia Sunday Night

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    Sep 7, 2013

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    No. 8/13 Indiana (1-2) vs. West Virginia (1-1-1)
     Date Sunday, Sept. 8
     Time 8:00 p.m. ET
     Location Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium (Bloomington, Ind.)
     Live Stream Big Ten Digital Network
    Match Notes No. 8 IU vs. West Virginia Get Acrobat Reader
     Social Media Twitter: @IUMensSoccer
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    SETTING THE SCENE
    • Indiana is looking to snap a two-game losing streak when it plays host to West Virginia Sunday night at Armstrong Stadium.
    • The Hoosiers are coming off a disappointing 2-1 overtime loss at No. 18 UAB Friday night.
    • After taking a 1-0 lead, UAB tied the match with 46 seconds remaining on a penalty kick, then scored the game winner with 17 seconds left in the first overtime.
    • It is the first back-to-back losses for the Hoosiers since the 2011 season, when they lost three-straight at Wisconsin, to No. 11 Louisville and No. 5 Creighton.
    • Tonight's game kicks off a slate of four-straight home matches for the Hoosiers.

    NEWS AND NOTES
    • Senior A.J. Corrado scored his first goal of the season but the Hoosiers could not hang on in a 2-1 overtime loss at No. 18 UAB on Sept. 6.
    • Corrado scored Indiana's lone goal in the 52nd minute with Nikita Kotlov assisting on the play.
    • The Hoosiers were 46 seconds away from victory when UAB was awarded a penalty kick, which Diego Navarrete converted.
    • Indiana had several chances in the first overtime, including a shot from Nikita Kotlov that was cleared off the line by a UAB defender when the goalkeeper was caught out.
    • With 17 seconds left in the first OT, Alex Clay hit a shot that was parried by IU goalkeeper Michael Soderlund. Rami Dajani got his head on the rebound and knocked it in for the game-winning score.
    • The Hoosiers out-shot UAB 23-13 for the match, with nine of UAB's 13 shots coming in the last 25 minutes of play.
    • The Hoosiers are 0-2 in OT matches this season, 0-1 on penalty kick attempts.
    • The Hoosiers placed third in the 2013 adidas/IU Credit Union Classic with a 2-1 win over SMU and a 1-0 OT loss to No. 9 UCLA.
    • In the SMU match, the Mustangs jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a goal from Alfred Koroma in the 10th minute.
    • The Hoosiers answered back in the 42nd minute as sub Femi Hollinger-Janzen headed home a rebound off a shot from Matt McKain that bounced off the cross bar and back into the field of play.
    • The teams were even in shot attempts at the half at 5-5.
    • The game-winning goal came in the 72nd minute as defender Patrick Doody tallied his first career goal.
    • Thompson, Billy McConnell, Dylan Mares and Tanner Thompson all made their IU debuts in the match.
    • Against UCLA, the Hoosiers could not find the back of the net in a 1-0 OT loss.
    • After a second-half that was dominated by the Hoosiers, out-shooting the Bruins by a 9-3 margin, UCLA took advantage of a miscue in the back just 49 seconds into the first overtime period. Indiana goalkeeper Michael Soderlund came off his line to try and push the ball off the foot of a charging Victor Chavez but the ball did not move out of reach and Chavez danced around Soderlund for an open net goal at 90:49.

    SCOUTING THE MOUNTAINEERS
    • West Virginia is coming off a 3-0 loss at Georgetown on Friday afternoon.
    • It has been a balanced offensive attack for WVU with all five goals coming from five different players. Andy Bevin leads the scoring tally with one goal and three assists.
    • Bevin and Jamie Merriam had three shots each in the loss at Georgetown.
    • Starting defender Francio Henry will not be available for the match after picking up a red card vs. the Hoyas.
    • Lee Johnston has started all three matches in goal, playing all 290 minutes and allowing five goals. He has eight saves on the season.
    • Head coach Marlon LeBlanc is in his eighth season at West Virginia and is no stranger to the Big Ten having served as an assistant at Penn State from 2001-06.
    • He is assisted by Chad Brown and Dan Stratford.

    SERIES HISTORY
    • This is the first meeting between the two schools.

    INDIANA vs. MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE
    • The Hoosiers are 50-9-4 against teams currently in the Mid-American Conference.
    • They are 24-6-2 vs. Akron, 15-3-1 vs. Bowling Green, 5-0 vs. Hartwick, 5-0-1 vs. Northern Illinois and 1-0 vs. Western Michiga

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    RIGHT WHERE HE LEFT OFF
    • Sophomore forward Femi Hollinger-Janzen picked up right where he left off, scoring the first goal of the season for the Hoosiers in a 2-1 win over SMU on Aug. 30.
    • Hollinger-Janzen's header into the back of the net came off a shot from Matt McKain that bounced off the cross bar.
    • It was the fifth career goal for Hollinger-Janzen. His biggest career goal to date was the game winner in a 1-0 victory over Creighton in the College Cup semifinal.

    ARE YOU NEW?
    • Four new faces took the field for the Indiana soccer program this weekend, with three of the four earning a spot in the starting lineup.
    • Freshmen forward Tommy Thompson and defender Billy McConnell made their IU debut in the starting lineup vs. SMU on Aug. 30.
    • Also in the starting lineup making his official IU debut was junior transfer midfielder Dylan Mares.
    • Freshman Tanner Thompson, older brother of Tommy, also made his first appearance as a Hoosier, coming in off the bench vs. SMU and UCLA.

    THE BILL WAS FILLED
    • The Hoosiers set a new Armstrong Stadium attendance record on Sept. 1 when 7,720 fans passed through the gates to see the team take on UCLA.
    • That topped the old record of 7,423 set in 2007 also against UCLA as part of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic.
    • More than 3,200 IU students were part of that 7,720 attendance total, filling the Hoosier Army section to beyond capacity.
    • Indiana is averaging 5,431 fans per game in two matches so far this season.

    INDIANA IN THE POLLS
    • Week one saw the Hoosiers drop from No. 1 to No. 8 in the NSCAA poll and No. 2 to No. 13 in the Soccer America poll. The slide was less dramatic in the Top Drawer Soccer top 25, going from No. 1 to No. 5.
    • College Soccer News slid IU down three spots from No. 1 to No. 4.
    • In the 2013 preseason polls, Indiana came in at No. 1 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), College Soccer News and Top Drawer Soccer rankings.
    • The Hoosiers were ranked second in the Soccer America preseason poll.

    LEADING THE SHIP
    • Senior midfielders Jacob Bushue and Harrison Petts have been named team captains for the 2013 season.
    • Between the pair they have 133 appearances in the Cream and Crimson, with 114 starts.

    IU FAVORITE IN B1G PRESEASON POLL
    • The Big Ten Conference released is 2013 men's soccer preseason coaches' poll with Indiana as favorite to win the conference title.
    • Following the Hoosiers were Michigan State, Northwestern, Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State.
    • Northwestern and Penn State are the defending Big Ten regular season champions and Michigan State is the defending Big Ten Tournament champion.
    • The Hoosiers have won 14 regular-season titles and 11 tournament titles.
    • Indiana was 3-2-1 in conference play last season and owns a Big Ten best all-time record of 93-17-13.
    • The Big Ten announcement also included a preseason players to watch list, with senior midfielder A.J. Corrado, senior midfielder Nikita Kotlov and junior midfielder Dylan Mares among those selected.

    DID YOU KNOW?
    • Fifteen of the 28 players on the roster hail from the state of Indiana.
    • Six of Indiana's regular-season opponents are ranked in the NSCAA preseason top 25 (No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 9 UCLA, No. 10 Louisville, No. 18 Brown, No. 19 Northwestern, No. 24 VCU).
    • Junior transfer Dylan Mares led Louisville in scoring in 2012 and was the BIG EAST Rookie of the Year in 2010. He was a high school teammate of A.J. Corrado and Harrison Petts at Zionsville Community.
    • Freshman Michael Galullo was named 2012-13 Gatorade Indiana Boys Soccer Player of the Year. That makes five-straight Indiana players of the year that have donned the Cream and Crimson (2012-Femi Hollinger-Janzen; 2011-Eriq Zavaleta; 2010-A.J. Corrado; 2009-Harrison Petts).
    • Freshman forward Sean Cowdrey hails from the same high school as former Indiana men's basketball All-American and No. 2 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft Victor Oladipo (DeMatha).
    • Both freshmen Billy McConnell (Philadelphia Union) and Tommy Thompson (San Jose Earthquakes) have seen time with reserve squads in Major League Soccer.
    • Head coach Todd Yeagley, associate head coach Brian Maisonneuve, assistant coach Ernie Yarborough and volunteer assistant Kevin Robson all played collegiately at Indiana.
    • Yeagley, Maisonneuve and Yarborough were in fact all teammates from 1992-94.

    THOMPSON TWINS? NOT QUITE...
    • The Hoosiers have a set of brothers on the squad this year in freshman Tanner and Tommy Thompson. But while they are the same age athletically and academically, these brothers are not twins.
    • Tanner is the oldest of the two, born Aug. 12, 1994. He graduated from high school a semester early and joining the Hoosiers in January 2013 in time for the spring season.
    • Tommy is his younger brother, born Aug. 15, 1995. He finished high school in just three years to join the Hoosiers in the fall of 2013.
    • They are Indiana legacies as their father Gregg played for Jerry Yeagley from 1978-82.
    • Thompson scored both goals in the Hoosiers' eight-overtime, 2-1 win over Duke in the 1982 NCAA title game. He was inducted into the Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007.
     

     


       

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