INDIANA DEFEATS KENTUCKY 1-0 IN DOUBLE OVERTIME
November 21, 1999
Bloomington, Ind. -The number two-ranked Indiana University's men's soccer team advanced to the NCAA Second round with 1-0 double overtime victory over the visiting Kentucky Wildcats. With the win, the Hoosiers (17-3-0) will play the winner of the Washington and Portland match next Sunday, Nov. 22. Kentucky ends its season with a 13-7-1 record.
IU's leading scorer Aleksey Korol once again scored the game-winning goal , this time at 112:15 from three yards center on a little eight-yard-pass from Yuri Lavrinenko. Says Korol, "The ball was spinning and I just barely got a toe on it and it rolled slowly into the goal."
It was Korol's team-leading 17th goal of the season and Lavrinenko's ninth assist. The Hoosiers are now 41-3 all-time in NCAA Tournament games in Bloomington.
"My hat's off to Kentucky," says IU head coach Jerry Yeagley. "This was way too much Kentucky's style today. They were well organized and it was hard to crack their defense. I was disappointed early on with some golden opportunities. We were sloppy at finishing today. You don't get too many chances like we had in the first half in the NCAA tournament."
"I'm so proud of the effort our players gave today," UK coach Ian Collins said. "Their work was unbelievable. Whoever was going to win today need to get a couple of breaks and we just didn't them."
UK's offensive attack was hampered when forward Jason Bell was red carded at 84:34 after making contact with IU goalkeeper T.J. Hannig.
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