Bloomington, Ind. -The crowd at Armstrong Stadium knew it had to be a heartbreaker for someone when regulation ended, sending the Michigan State Spartans and the Hoosiers into sudden death overtime. Though IU had remnants of its previous Big Ten game on its mind - a 2-2 draw with Northwestern - they forgot that and found a way to win 1-0 in double overtime Friday night at Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington, Ind.
"This was a tremendous game," said head coach Mick Lyon. "Michigan State is a difficult team and they are very difficult to score on. We are becoming better at finishing our chances. Going into the last overtime we talked about finding a way to earn the win."
Sophomore midfielder Kim Grodek found the back of the net and thereby the Hoosier victory. With a mass huddle in front of the Spartan goal in the 104th minute, Kara Bryan took a shot that Grodek was able to capitalize on on the rebound.
"After our foul, Kara had a great shot and I was right there for the rebound. I would have been mad if I had missed that shot," said Grodek. "It was a hard-fought and aggresive game that put us in good shape for the Big Ten Tournament."
Hoosier goalkeeper Shaunna Daugherty was able to stave off the Spartan attack with five big saves through 103 minutes of soccer.
Indiana next hosts No. 9 Michigan Sunday at Armstrong Stadium. Game time is set for 5 p.m.