Butler at IU soccer

SECOND OVERTIME — FINAL

Butler scores on aheader with 6:24 left in the second overtime to beat the No. 14 Hoosiers. BULLDOGS 2, HOOSIERS 1

END OF FIRST OVERTIME

We will play one more overtime period to try and decide a winner. HOOSIERS 1, BULLDOGS 1

Andy Adlard makes his first appearance of the night with 6 minutes to go in the first overtime. He replaces Daniel Kelly. HOOSIERS 1, BULLDOGS 1

END OF REGULATION

90 minutes is not enough to settle this one. We’ll go to overtime. HOOSIERS 1, BULLDOGS 1

SECOND HALF

7:15: The Hoosiers’ lack of killer instinct comes back to bite them. A failed IU clearance allows Butler another chance in the box and the Bulldogs flick the ball home for the equalizer. HOOSIERS 1, BULLDOGS 1

23:00: A slow start again for Indiana, but a flurry of opportunities about 15 minutes in for IU. The best chance was Will Bruin dribbling wide of the keeper, but his shot was cleared from in front of the goal by Butler’s Matthew Hedges. HOOSIERS 1, BULLDOGS 0

Just starting the second 45 minutes here at Armstrong Stadium. Lee Hagedorn has entered the IU lineup so we’ll see if the senior can provide a spark. HOOSIERS 1, BULLDOGS 0

HALFTIME

After a fast start by Indiana, the final 20 minutes were a largely uninspired effort by the Hoosiers. IU finishes with a 7-2 advantage in shots. Big Ten co-Offensive Player of the Week Andy Adlard has yet to see the field. Same goes for Lee Hagedorn and Cameron Jordan. HOOSIERS 1, BULLDOGS 0

FIRST HALF

20:00: Butler has yet to really threaten the goal. Indiana has had a couple chances to extend the lead go by the wayside, including having a goal by Rich Balchan taken away by an offsides call. It looked like Will Bruin was actually the guilty party on that play. HOOSIERS 1, BULLDOGS 0

41:42: That didn’t take long at all. Will Bruin uses a nifty spin move to free himself on the right side and crosses it to a waiting Darren Yeagle, who drills home the header. HOOSIERS 1, BULLDOGS 0

PREGAME

I’m at Armstrong Stadium for tonight’s in-state, non-conference meeting between the Bulldogs and Hoosiers. I’ll keep you informed on the goings on as well as providing some shorter updates on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/JPPrice.

Three freshmen will be in the IU starting lineup tonight: South grad Caleb Konstanski as well as Kevin Bick and Matt Wiet. Andy Adlard will start on the bench as will Lee Hagedorn.

7 comments

  1. Maybe if Freitag would get the team fired up instead of being so laid back, we would have not let Butler back into the game. Very, very poor play tonight in the second half. Sloopy and uninspired. That’s on the coach if you ask me.

  2. That was a more embarrassing loss then then the loss to UCSB on Friday.

    Butler got to more 50/50 balls, they were more aggressive, they were more fluid in the midfield, they got the ball to the wings, their one touch soccer was better, and let’s face it, Butler wanted it more. Butler deserved to win this ball game.

    In the Indy Star, Freitag said that “Sometimes guys put on an Indiana jersey and they think it is just going to happen for them.”

    I feel that I have heard this remark multiple times in the past few years.

    Do we have players who WANT to have the Indiana jersey on? Do we have players who understand the tradition of Indiana soccer and WANT to play Indiana soccer?

  3. I don’t think teams are afraid to play us anymore. The soccer dynasty we had is all but gone and a change is needed. Losing to any unranked team is uncalled for. It’s rarely a good thing to promote an assistant coach from a program to lead that program once the old coach is gone. Doesn’t usually work out too well. Time for a change.

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