If you wanted to call that a waste of 110 minutes, I’d be hard-pressed to argue. Indiana outshoots Northwestern 28-3 but the two sides each walk off with a point as Hoosiers couldn’t find the back of the net and Wildcats didn’t seem too concerned with trying to do so. IU remains unbeaten at 4-0-3 overall, 1-0-2 in the Big Ten and will host IUPUI on Tuesday night. HOOSIERS 0, WILDCATS 0
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From the sublime to the ridiculous, Indiana just peppering the Northwestern defense with passes, crosses, shots and corner kicks to no avail. Hoosiers may have been impatient at times but also unlucky at others. So we head to golden goal overtime with one team trying to win the game, the other perfectly content to get out of town with a tie. Indiana is 0-0-2 in overtime this year, while Northwestern is 0-1 after falling to Wisconsin on Wednesday night. HOOSIERS 0, WILDCATS 0
The withering Indiana attack finally waned late in the first half. The Hoosiers have found most of their offensive danger with outside backs Andrew Gutman and Rece Buckmaster getting around the edge of the Northwestern defense, but the final connection just hasn’t been there to this point. Indiana holds a 9-2 edge in shots, 3-1 in shots on goal and 4-2 in corner kicks. HOOSIERS 0, WILDCATS 0
21:00: No score so far, but the first 24 minutes have been all Hoosiers, who have five shots and four corner kicks, plus numerous balls peppering the Northwestern box. Indiana might have had a goal in the 14th minute, as Andrew Gutman overlapped from his right back position and turned up the end line only to be tripped up by a Wildcat defender. The referee whistled the foul but ruled it took place inches outside, contrary to all other visual evidence, and the Hoosiers could not convert the ensuing free kick by Tanner Thompson. HOOSIERS 0, WILDCATS 0
The third-ranked Indiana soccer team looks to remain unbeaten as it hosts Northwestern in a Big Ten matchup this afternoon at Armstrong Stadium. The Hoosiers (4-0-2, 1-0-1 B1G) are trying to maintain their best start to a season since 2011 against the Wildcats (1-5, 0-2), who have scored just one goal during the run of play this season with four goals coming via penalty kick. IU is without usual starters Jeremiah Gutjahr (defensive midfield) and Billy McConnell (right back) due to injury, so Trevor Swartz gets his second straight start for Gutjahr and Rece Buckmaster replaces McConnell, who was injured scoring the first goal in the Hoosiers’ 2-0 win at Michigan on Wednesday. Scoring updates to come here and more via Twitter.