Indiana finds the game-winner just 59 seconds into overtime, as Austin Panchot’s cross finds a wide open Trevor Swartz for the header from eight years out that beats the keeper cleanly. Second-seeded Indiana (11-1-6) advances to Friday’s Big Ten semifinals against third-seeded Wisconsin, a 3-0 winner over Ohio State Sunday. HOOSIERS 1, WILDCATS 0
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Another 45 minutes of frustration for Indiana, which can’t find the net despite numerous opportunities in and around the box. IU goalkeeper Christian Lomeli has yet to be called on to make a save, while Northwestern’s Francisco Tomasino has made three saves. Indiana up 14-6 in shots, most of those for the Wildcats counter attack opportunities. Two 10-minute golden goal overtime periods coming up, then penalty kicks if necessary. HOOSIERS 0, WILDCATS 0
To this point it’s not been as dominant a performance as the first meeting for Indiana, but the results are the same with these two teams now having playing 155 scoreless minutes this season. Indiana holds a 7-2 advantage in shots and 2-1 edge in corner kicks. Hoosiers were knocking on the door repeatedly in the final few minutes of the half. Wildcats have to find more of the ball again or keeping IU at bay will be exceedingly difficult. HOOSIERS 0, WILDCATS 0
24th minute: No score just past the midway point of the opening half. Northwestern had all the possession early, but Indiana has steadily begun to assert itself. Best chance of the day was a diving header by Richard Ballard at the back post that was saved, one of now four shot attempts by the Hoosiers, but the only one on goal. Northwestern’s lone shot was blocked by the defense. HOOSIERS 0, WILDCATS 0
The postseason begins this afternoon at Armstrong Stadium as No. 8 Indiana (10-1-6) hosts Northwestern (6-10-1) in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The winner advances to Friday’s second semifinal at 2:30 p.m. at Grand Park in Westfield against the Wisconsin-Ohio State winner. The Wildcats come in with four wins in the last five games, including victories over Notre Dame and Penn State, so they may pose a tougher test than expected. However, the first meeting ended in a 0-0 draw despite a 28-3 advantage in shots for Indiana. The Hoosiers have scored seven goals in the last two games and show signs of gathering momentum at the right time. Scoring updates here and more details via Twitter.