IU soccer vs. Notre Dame

FINAL
Notre Dame’s most extended domination of the day came in the second overtime, and the Irish made it pay off with just 1:28 remaining as Blake Townes cut inside off the left flank and found Thomas Ueland with a centering pass, as Ueland poked the shot over goalkeeper Colin Webb and into the net at the far post. Final stats had IU with a 14-6 edge in shots and 10-6 edge in corner kicks. IRISH 1, HOOSIERS 0

END OF REGULATION
Indiana again the more dominant side in the second 45 minutes, but still nothing to show for it. Notre Dame found the net with 10 minutes to play but ruled offsides on the play. Totals now have Indiana with 13 shots to ND’s four and 10 IU corner kicks to ND’s five. Two 10-minute, golden goal overtime periods left. HOOSIERS 0, IRISH 0

HALFTIME
After the opening minutes, Indiana really settled in and took control of this game, peppering the Notre Dame goal with shots, corners and dangerous service. Closest calls saw Femi Hollinger-Janzen’s header in the eighth minute carom off the post, while Tanner Thompson’s crack from 25 yards did the same off the crossbar in the 24th minute. Hoosiers hold a 9-3 edge in shots, 6-5 advantage in corner kicks. Notre Dame had its best chances late in the half, in particular a chance for Patrick Hodan coming in on the right, but Colin Webb made the save.

Credit the IU midfield for controlling most of this game, particularly Matt Foldesy and redshirt freshman Frankie Moore, who has stepped in for the graduated Dylan Lax in the defensive midfield. Phil Fives has been very good for the second straight game, as has aggressive freshman back Andrew Gutman — both on the left side. HOOSIERS 0, IRISH 0

PREGAME
No. 14 Indiana and No. 4 Notre Dame square off in their annual in-state rivalry to cap off the IU Classic at Armstrong Stadium this afternoon. The first game today saw Maryland rout St. John’s, 4-0, so Indiana needs a win to claim the Classic title. To do so, the Hoosiers will have to raise their level of play against the Irish, who tied Maryland 0-0 on Friday night while Indiana was beating St. John’s, 1-0. Game is televised on the Big Ten Network, and I’ll have updates via Twitter. FYI, Hoosier starters are GK Colin Webb; D Billy McConnell, Derek Creviston, Grant Lillard and Andrew Gutman; MF Phil Fives, Matt Foldesy, Francesco Moore, Tanner Thompson, Femi Hollinger-Janzen; F Ben Maurey.