NCAA soccer: SLU at IU

FINAL: INDIANA 2, ST. LOUIS 0

Hoosiers take care of business with a dominating effort in this second-round tournament game, and will host Michigan in the third round Saturday night at 7 p.m. HOOSIERS 2, BILLIKENS 0

10:00, SECOND HALF: Indiana firmly in control of this game right now, and have narrowly missed a couple chances to extend the lead. St. Louis is showing signs of desperation, trying to hit a home run to get back in this one. HOOSIERS 2, BILLIKENS 0

24:42, SECOND HALF: Indiana gets that insurance goal off a corner kick. Andy Adlard played a ball to the far post where a flying Kevin Alston hit a header into the back of the net. Alston preserved the two-goal lead just over 30 seconds later when he blocked a Billiken shot in front of goal. HOOSIERS 2, BILLIKENS 0

26:56, SECOND HALF: The chippiness we saw at the end of the first half has continued, with St. Louis trying to make up for being outplayed with attitude. The Billikens are starting to build a little more of an attack as of late, but are risking an IU counter attack. Kevin Noschang nearly had a breakaway on such a play in the 61st minute. HOOSIERS 1, BILLIKENS 0

45:00, SECOND HALF: We have 45 minutes left to play here. IU outshot St. Louis, 9-3 in that first half, but would do well to put this one out of reach rather than sweat out a nail-biter. One other NCAA upset to report, ninth-seeded Loyola U. falls to North Carolina-Greensboro, 2-1. And of local interest, Notre Dame leads Northwestern, 1-0, at halftime. HOOSIERS 1, BILLIKENS 0

HALFTIME: The half ends a little chippy with a couple of yellow cards handed out, and Indiana is not happy with the officiating that is right now penalizing the more aggressive team. John Mellencamp, Ofori Sarkodie and coach Mike Freitag all shared their concerns with the referee on the way to the locker room. Another solid, dominating half for Indiana, who could use another goal for insurance. HOOSIERS 1, BILLIKENS 0

26:36, FIRST HALF: Indiana draws first blood as John Mellencamp scores on a ball he’ll claim he was shooting, although it didn’t look like it to anyone else. His cross/shot from 30-plus yards out carried over St. Louis goalkeeper Pat Disbennett, who crashed into the left side of the net as the ball hit on the edge of the post and the netting. HOOSIERS 1, BILLIKENS 0

PREGAME

Less than 10 minutes away from starting here at Armstrong Stadium tonight. Two notable injuries to speak of, both in Indiana’s favor. Hoosier midfielder Brad Ring, a preseason Hermann Trophy candidate, will start and play for the first time in six games tonight while St. Louis’ Kyle Patterson, also a Hermann Trophy candidate, will not play after suffering a broken arm in the tourney opener against Drake.

One noteworthy upset today already as fourth-seeded Michigan State lost to Illinois-Chicago on penalty kicks this afternoon. The Indiana-St. Louis winner will play Michigan Saturday as the Wolverines topped UC-Davis today, 2-1. And finally, the Akron-Ohio State game was postponed due to snow creating unplayable conditions in Akron.

5 comments

  1. The commentators on the live feed mentioned calling or txting them. Anyone know the #?

    Thanks for carrying the live feed, good job to all.

    Hoosiers look good, keep it up.

  2. Don’t know the number. I tried cstv.com, but didn’t see where to text or call. You can sign up there for updates, ring tones, etc. if that’s of any interest.

  3. damn… I don’t want to do that. they’ve read a few so far but won’t give any info. Oh well, at least the hoosiers look good!

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