Game updates: Butler at IU soccer

FINAL
Phil Fives slides a ball across the goalmouth from the left side of the box, and Austin Panchot comes sliding in at the back post to roll the ball home ever so gently for the game-winning goal. A massive dogpile upon Panchot ensues, as the Hoosiers remain unbeaten on the season with a thrilling victory that almost makes amends for the 2-0 lead Butler overcame for a 3-2 overtime win in 2013 or the 2-0 IU lead that Butler overcame for a 2-2 draw last year. HOOSIERS 3, BULLDOGS 2

END OF REGULATION
Impossible to adequately convey the end to end action that has seen both sides within inches of finding the game-winner, but it’s been a tremendous game to watch. No sitting in to preserve a tie by anyone here. For Indiana, it’s overtime for the fifth time this season. The previous four have resulted in ties, three of them were 0-0. BULLDOGS 2, HOOSIERS 2

SECOND HALF
80th minute: Indiana gets a turnover and 3-on-2 break as Tanner Thompson springs Rashad Hyacenth on the right side of the box. His shot is blocked but the ref whistles a hand ball for a PK. Thompson’s attempt to the left side is blocked, Phil Fives storms in for a follow shot, which is also saved wide the other way where Trevor Swartz cleans up for the equalizer. BULLDOGS 2, HOOSIERS 2

75th minute: The long nightmare is over, as Indiana finds the net at last as Tanner Thompson comes wide open at the back post on a Trevor Swartz corner kick, finishing cleanly with the left foot to cut the deficit in half. BULLDOGS 2, HOOSIERS 1

62nd minute: The goal line remains an impenetrable force for Indiana, but Butler strikes quickly and twice at that. A bomb from 30-plus yards out hits the foot of an Indiana defender and deflects into the net for the first goal, then the Bulldogs make the most of the open space as the Hoosiers push forward and a 1-2 combination results in a goal for David Goldsmith, who scored his third career goal to go with an assist against IU. BULLDOGS 2, HOOSIERS 0

HALFTIME
Indiana defense still hasn’t been scored upon since late in regulation against Maryland, a span of 468 minutes and two seconds, but the Hoosier offense still finds the final touch elusive as well. In this one, IU holds a 10-6 edge in shots, but it’s 3-3 in shots on goal, while Indiana holds a 4-0 edge in corner kicks. Hoosiers had some good looks go just wide in the first 45 while limiting the high-powered Butler offense. If either side gets a goal, this game will hit another gear. HOOSIERS 0, BULLDOGS 0

FIRST HALF
17:00: No score to this point, with Indiana grabbing the better of chances, but Butler finding more of the ball as the half wears on. Hoosiers hold a 5-2 edge in shots, but Butler up 2-1 in shots on goal with Colin Webb making a pair of saves on long-range blasts on a night where the damp conditions make that a nervy proposition. Grant Lillard back from a stomach illness to anchor the IU defense. HOOSIERS 0, BULLDOGS 0

PREGAME
It’s a top-10 showdown at Armstrong Stadium tonight as No. 6 Indiana hosts No. 7 Butler in a battle of unbeatens. The Hoosiers (5-0-4) are struggling to find the net despite posting four consecutive shutouts for the first time since 2007, while the Bulldogs (7-0-1) have been on fire offensively, scoring 21 goals on the season and at least two in every game since a season-opening scoreless draw vs. Louisville. This is the start of a crucial stretch of the season for Indiana, which travels to No. 2 Notre Dame next Tuesday, hosts Penn State and then visits No. 9 Louisville. Scoring updates here and more via Twitter.