Game updates: IUPUI at IU soccer

FINAL
Indiana will take the victory and get ready for an important Big Ten match at Rutgers next, but the Hoosiers will need to dial in the offense after taking another 36 shots to score two goals. That’s a total of 64 shots in the past two games. IU moves to 5-0-3 on the season, giving Todd Yeagley a happy 44th birthday present. HOOSIERS 2, JAGUARS 0

SECOND HALF
74th minute: A long ball sent up front is headed down by Rashad Hyacenth for Tanner Thompson, who takes a couple touches and makes the most of the space to unleash a gorgeous shot into the right corner from 27 yards. HOOSIERS 2, JAGUARS 0

21:00: Second verse same as the first, as Indiana continues to experience futility in the finishing third. Hoosiers are up to 27 shots on the game, just one shy of Sunday’s total against Northwestern. HOOSIERS 1, JAGUARS 0

HALFTIME
Despite the early tally, Indiana couldn’t extend the advantage in another half that is dominant in every way but on the scoreboard. Hoosiers hold a 17-1 edge in shots, 6-0 advantage in shots on goal and 9-1 lead in corner kicks. HOOSIERS 1, JAGUARS 0

FIRST HALF
12th minute: Indiana ends the scoring drought early, as Rees Wedderburn flicks a one-touch pass to Rece Buckmaster on the right side, and the sophomore right back gets to the end and centers the ball to Richard Ballard for the finish and his team-leading fourth goal of the season. HOOSIERS 1, JAGUARS 0

PREGAME
No. 4 Indiana steps out of conference tonight as IUPUI visits Armstrong Stadium for a mid-week contest. The Jaguars have given up at least three goals in every match this season, scoring just twice, en route to an 0-5 mark. So if there’s a breather on the Indiana schedule, which includes eight teams currently in the top 25, this is it. So it’s not surprising there’s a bit of a shakeup in the Hoosier lineup, on top of coming off a frustrating offensive day Sunday in a 0-0 draw with Northwestern despite 28 shot attempts. Grant Lillard, who was battling stomach issues Sunday, is out of the starting lineup, as is forward Rashad Hyacenth. Richard Ballard moves up top with five midfielders, virtually the lineup Indiana had in the spring exhibition win vs. Mexico. Also, Rece Buckmaster again starts for the injured Billy McConnell, same with Trevor Swartz starting for Jeremiah Gutjahr, while Rees Wedderburn gets his first career start in the midfield. Scoring updates here and more via Twitter.