IU soccer vs. Georgetown

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A couple moments of danger for Indiana in the second overtime, but couldn’t connect on a pair of Jamie Vollmer crosses and a draw it is. Next up is No. 12 Marquette Sunday at 2. HOOSIERS 1, HOYAS 1

Georgetown with the better part of possession once again, including some early pressure that IU somehow survives. Hoosiers had a free kick chance cleared, but little else. 10 minutes left to find a winner. HOOSIERS 1, HOYAS 1

Indiana finally regained some balance in the final 15-plus minutes after Georgetown had dominated the previous 40 or so minutes. Hoosiers had a few dangerous moments off free kicks and a corner kick in that late stretch, getting a nice boost from a number of players off the bench, including sophomore Billy McConnell. Jamie Vollmer also had a long-range blast slip through the keeper’s hands but just wide with two minutes to go. We head to golden goal overtime in the opener. HOOSIERS 1, HOYAS 1

58th minute It was a long-time coming, but Georgetown finally converted after a multitude of opportunities as standout forward Brandon Allen made a nice return at the top of the box and finished smartly into the lower left corner for the equalizer. HOOSIERS 1, HOYAS 1

Hoosiers hang on for the final 19-plus minutes, but outside of one great chance for Andrew Oliver, that’s all Indiana did. Georgetown finished the half with a 9-5 edge in shots and 4-1 advantage in corner kicks, putting the IU defense under siege. Oliver got fed in on a counter attack by Tanner Thompson and had a 1-v-1 chance in the middle of the box, but his shot was high and wide right. From there, it was all Hoyas in the final 10 minutes. Indiana fortunate to still be on top and also unfortunate not to be up 2-0. Grant Lillard has been superb in his Indiana debut at center, as has Trevor Swartz at right back. They’ve been busy and made a few less than optimal touches but recovered in those bad moments well. The offense will have to find a lot more of the ball to make this lead stand up. Kerel Bradford, Richard Ballard and Kyle Sparks all saw time off the bench. HOOSIERS 1, HOYAS 0

26th minute IU scores against the run of play after Georgetown had the ball for the better part of the last 5 or 10 minutes. Hoosiers struck on the counter as Tanner Thompson got in on the left side of the box and lifted a ball in. Hoya goalkeeper Tomas Gomez and Andrew Oliver arrived at the same time, the ball caroming out to Femi Hollinger-Janzen, who settled and blasted a low strike into the bottom right corner. HOOSIERS 1, HOYAS 0

22:30 Indiana has had plenty of the ball in this opening half offensively and has held up defensively against some dangerous attacking players. Hoosiers have yet to find a good combination in the final third but has peppered the box with some play from the wings. The best chance, though, came on a flicked header by Tanner Thompson down the middle for Andrew Oliver, who was tripped up in the box with no call from the referee in the 8th minute. The Hoyas’ best chance was a shot just inside the 18 through traffic by Josh Turnley that Colin Webb basically saved with his legs, then sat on in the 13th minute. Officially, Georgetown a 2-1 edge in shots and 1-1 in corner kicks.

Getting ready to start the season here at Armstrong Stadium, as Indiana takes on No. 9 Georgetown in the nightcap of the IU Classic. The opener saw defending national champion and No. 1 Notre Dame rally from an early 1-0 deficit for a 2-1 win over No. 12 Marquette, the Hoosiers’ opponent on Sunday.

IU and Georgetown will meet for the first time since the 2012 national title game, won by Indiana 1-0. The Hoyas have five starters back from that game, the Hoosiers just three. The opening night lineup for IU consists of GK Colin Webb; defenders Patrick Doody, Derek Creviston, Grant Lillard, Trevor Swartz; midfielders Dylan Lax, Tanner Thompson, Jamie Vollmer, Matt Foldesy, Femi Hollinger-Janzen; and forward Andrew Oliver. That’s two true freshmen and a redshirt sophomore who hasn’t played an official minutes starting on the back line, and they’ll be tested sorely by the Georgetown offense and Hermann Trophy preseason candidate Brandon Allen. Updates to come here and more frequently via Twitter.