SETTING THE SCENE
Indiana snapped a five-match losing streak in a big way with a 4-2 win over Evansville on Wednesday night.
The Hoosiers got goals from Harrison Petts, Patrick Doody, Andrew Oliver and Kyle Sparks.
Petts' goal at 20:42 in the first half snapped a 224:40 minute scoreless streak. Prior to that IU's last goal came at 67:01 at Wisconsin on Oct. 11.
The win was the first in the month of October for IU and put its nonconference record at 4-7-1 for the 2013 season.
Indiana has won 12-straight meetings against the Purple Aces and is 15-0-1 going back to the 1992 season.
The Hoosiers have scored three or more goals four times this season and are 2-2 in those games.
Wednesday night's win marked the 675th victory in program history and the 280th win at Armstrong Stadium.
Indiana has won five of the last six meetings vs. Michigan and has never lost in Ann Arbor with a record of 6-0.
In fact, the Hoosiers have out-scored the Wolverines 15-4 in games played at Michigan.
A LOOK BACK
The Hoosiers snapped a five-match losing streak with a 4-2 victory over Evansville on Oct. 23.
The victory extended the IU win streak over Evansville to 12 matches.
Four difference players scored for IU in the match, including the first goals of the season for Andrew Oliver and Kyle Sparks.
Harrison Petts gave IU a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute with his second of the season as he took an errant clearance from Evansville and slotted it past UE goalkeeper Eric Teppen.
Indiana went into the lockerroom with a 1-0 halftime lead, out-shooting the Purple Aces 10-2.
Patrick Doody's second goal of the season put IU up 2-0 in the 59th minute, smashing the ball into the upper 90 off a pass from Jamie Vollmer.
A minute later Andrew Oliver scored what would be the game winner, his first of the season coming when he put home the rebound off a shot from Matt McKain that bounced off Teppen.
Kyle Sparks closed out the scoring in the 76th minute with his first goal of the year, running onto a long pass from A.J. Corrado and taking the shot from distance.
Corrado led the team with five shots, while Michael Soderlund had three saves en route to his fifth win of the season in goal.
SCOUTING THE WOLVERINES
Michigan is 6-4-3 on the season and 2-2 in Big Ten play with wins over Ohio State and Wisconsin. The two losses have come at the hands of Northwestern and Penn State.
The Wolverines bring a two-match win streak into the game vs. IU with victories over Creighton (1-0) and the Badgers (2-1) at home.
James Murphy leads the way in scoring with four goals and two assists (10 points). Tyler Arnone and Colin McAtee are tops in assists with four each, while Arnone also has two goals.
Adam Grinwis has played all 1233:43 minutes in goal, allowing 16 scores for a 1.17 GAA with 50 saves and three shutouts.
Michigan is out-scoring opponents 17-16, with six of the 16 goals allowed coming from Big Ten foes. They are 4-2-1 at home this year.
Head coach Chaka Daley is in his second season with the Wolverines. He is assisted by Tommy McMenemy and Ian Gordona.
The Last Meeting
October 19, 2012
Hoosiers Fall to Michigan, 2-1
The Indiana men's soccer team saw its unbeaten and unscored upon record in Big Ten play fall by the wayside as it dropped a 2-1 decision to the visiting Michigan Wolverines Friday night on Jerry Yeagley Field at Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington.
Indiana leads the all-time series 15-2-1, including a 10-1 win in 1974, IU's second season as a varsity program.
The Hoosiers are 6-0 in Ann Arbor with wins in 2001 (3-0), 2003 (2-1, OT), 2005 (2-0), 2007 (3-2 OT), 2009 (1-0) and 2011 (4-1).
Both of IU's losses in the series have come in the last five seasons and both in Bloomington, a 1-0 regular season loss in 2008 and a 2-1 regular season loss in 2012.
Femi Hollinger-Janzen had the lone goal for IU in last season's 2-1 loss. Nikita Kotlov, Alec Purdie and Eriq Zavaleta (2) accounted for the Hoosier goals in its 4-1 win in 2011.
Harrison Petts had a pair of assists in the 2011 victory, along with one for Matt McKain.
THERE IS A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Sophomores Andrew Oliver and Kyle Sparks put themselves in the scoring tally for the first time this season in a 4-2 win over Evansville on Oct. 23.
Oliver's goal in the 60th minute was the second game winner of his career. After a hard shot from Matt McKain was blocked by UE goalkeeper Eric Teppen, the ball landed at Oliver who was all alone and calmly took his shot on a open net.
It marked his third career goal as he had scores vs. Ohio State and Kentucky in 2012.
Sparks' goal in the 76th minute gave IU a nice cushion at 4-0. A long ball over the top from A.J. Corrado found an on-rushing Sparks, who took his shot from about 25 yards out.
It is the second career score for Sparks, adding to his goal in a 3-0 win over Clemson last season.
SCORING BY COMMITTEE
Indiana knew going into this season that with the loss of 18-goal scorer Eriq Zavaleta, it would take several Hoosiers to step up and find the back of the net.
That is exactly what has happened as 11 different players account for Indiana's 25 goals this season.
Femi Hollinger-Janzen and Tommy Thompson lead the way with five goals. Right behind is Nikita Kotlov with three scores.
Jacob Bushue, Harrison Petts, Patrick Doody and A.J. Corrado are next in line with two goals each.
Dylan Mares, Tanner Thompson, Andrew Oliver and Kyle Sparks have also gotten in on the scoring action with one goal each.
Despite being shut out five times this season, Indiana still ranks second in the Big Ten in goals scored with 25.
That is thanks to four matches where the Hoosiers have scored three or more goals, and three matches with four goals.
Indiana put four in the net vs. West Virginia, Bakersfield and Evansville, along with three at Wisconsin.
The Hoosiers have taken 243 shots, tops in the Big Ten, with 102 of those attempts on frame.
Indiana also leads the league with 99 corner kicks.
MAY I HELP YOU?
If you need a helping hand, look no further than A.J. Corrado, Tanner Thompson and Matt McKain as the threesome accounts for 12 of the Hoosiers' 22 assists this season.
Corrado leads the way with five assists this season. Last year he led the Big Ten with 12 and has 21 for his career.
McKain gets in the action from his right back spot, running the flank for a career-best three assists this season. He has seven for his career, contributing two in 2011 and 2012.
Thompson has made an immediate impact in the midfield during his freshman campaign with four assists. Two of his helpers have come on goals by his brother, Tommy.
Indiana has six goals this season off set pieces, with three assists from Corrado and one each from Thompson and Harrison Petts. Dylan Mares had a direct score off a free kick vs. Brown.
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BIG TEN DOMINATION
Since the Big Ten began sponsoring men's soccer in 1991, the Hoosier have dominated the league.
The Hoosiers are 94-19-13 in regular season matches, tallying 30 more victories than second-place team Penn State (64).
Indiana has never lost in its Big Ten opener, going 20-0-3 in those matches.
IU has won 11 Big Ten tournament titles, sharing the 1995 crown with Wisconsin.
Indiana has also been crowned regular season champion 14 times, including nine-straight seasons from 1996-2004. IU won back-to-back regular season titles in 2006 and 2007 and re-claimed the regular season crown in 2010.
Indiana has been the league's goals-against average leader in 15 of 22 seasons, including 2012 when IU's Luis Soffner led the league with a 0.72 GAA.
IU has had a league-record 11 Big Ten Players of the Year, including four of the last six seasons. Eriq Zavaleta won the award in 2012.
The Hoosiers have also boasted the Freshman of the Year three of the last six years. Eriq Zavaleta won the award in 2011.
CORRADO NAMED SENIOR CLASS AWARD FINALIST
Ten NCAA® men's soccer student-athletes, including Indiana University senior midfielder A.J. Corrado, who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists on Oct. 16 for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate soccer.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. A complete list of finalists follows this release.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Corrado has started all 15 matches for Indiana this season, contributing two goals and four assists while taking 26 shots.
The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 men's candidates and 30 women's candidates announced in August. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through November 25. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner. The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Men's and Women's College Cup® championships in December. To vote visit SeniorCLASSAward.com.
Indiana has struggled to hang on to leads late in matches this season, as evidenced by a 5-9-1 overall record and 0-4-1 overtime record.
Three times this season the Hoosiers have held a lead with less than 10 minutes left, only to see the game slip through their hands.
At Wisconsin on Oct. 11, Indiana held a 3-2 lead with 8:10 to play before the Badgers tied things up and eventually scored the game-winning goal in regulation.
At No. 23 Butler on Sept. 26, the Hoosiers were cruising with a 2-0 lead and just 3:06 to play before Butler tallied two goals in the final 3:05 to send the game to overtime, where they would knock in the game winner in the 104th minute.
Perhaps the most heartbreaking of all, Indiana had a 1-0 lead and just :47 seconds to play at UAB when the Blazers were awarded a penalty kick, sending the game to OT. The, with just :17 seconds left in the first OT they scored the game winner.
JUST CALL HIM FEMI
After an impressive rookie season in 2012, including the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Creighton in the College Cup semifinal, Femi Hollinger-Janzen has continued to show improvement on the field in his sophomore campaign.
Femi is currently tied for the team lead in goals scored with five and is second in total points with 10.
He has already topped his goal-scoring total of a year ago, where he finished with four goals in 24 appearances.
Femi scored 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.
Hollinger-Janzen tallied his second goal of the year in a 4-1 win over Bakersfield on Sept. 13, putting home a shot to the lower right off a pass from Tanner Thompson.
His third goal of the year put the Hoosiers on top 1-0 at No. 23 Butler on Sept. 25.
Goal No. 4 was a bit more of a lucky bounce as a line-drive shot from Harrison Petts went off Femi as he was positioning himself for a possible rebound, with his backside scoring the goal.
His fifth goal came on Oct. 11 as he headed home a free kick from A.J. Corrado in a 4-3 loss at Wisconsin.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Hoosiers are 0-4-1 in overtime games this season. Their last OT win came on Nov. 25, 2012 at Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament (2-1, 2OT).
The Hoosiers have scored three or more goals in a game four times this season but are just 2-2 in those matches. The two wins were 4-1 victory over Bakersfield on Sept. 13 and a 4-2 win over Evansville on Oct. 23.
Indiana has given up 29 goals in 16 games this season. That is the most goals allowed by an Indiana team.
Indiana's five-game losing streak was the first in program history.
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).
IS 2 THE MAGIC NUMBER?
The Hoosiers are 5-9-1 on the season, but 3-1 when scoring two goals in a game.
Indiana picked up a 2-0 win over Ohio State on Sept. 29. They opened the season with a 2-1 win over SMU and defeated Brown by a 2-1 score on Sept. 20.
The only loss when scoring two came in a 3-2 2OT loss at Butler, where the Hoosiers were leading 2-0 with less than four minutes left in regulation.
OT? OH, NO...
Extra time has not been kind to the Hoosiers this season as they are 0-4-1 in games that extend beyond 90 minutes.
The Hoosiers were downed just 49 seconds into the first overtime on Sept. 1 vs. UCLA, falling to the Bruins by a 1-0 score.
After giving up a penalty kick with 46 seconds left in regulation to tie the game a 1-1, Indiana saw UAB score the game-winning goal with 17 seconds left in the first OT for a 2-1 victory on Sept. 6.
It was three-straight OTs on Sept. 8 as IU came back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game at 4-4, but the Mountaineers were victorious in the 103rd minute.
Indiana finally held its ground in OT on Sept. 15, playing UC Irvine to a 1-1 tie.
The Hoosiers suffered their fourth OT loss of the season when they dropped a 3-2 decision in double overtime at No. 23 Butler on Sept. 25. Indiana led that match 2-0 will less than four minutes to play in regulation.
Indiana is 5-12-19 in overtime matches since the 2007 season.
The five OT matches in the first eight games isn't quite an IU record. Indiana played five OT matches in its first seven games of 1996.
Indiana has matched its OT total from 2012.
INDIANA IN THE POLLS
Indiana is unranked in all four major college soccer polls (NSCAA, Soccer America, Top Drawer Soccer, College Soccer News).
Eight of Indiana's 2013 opponents are in this week's NSCAA top-25.
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 156 appearances in the Cream and Crimson, with 136 starts.