Evansville at IU soccer


A critical win for Indiana tonight over a very good Evansville squad, snapping a three-game losing streak. Indiana starts what it hopes will be a season-ending win streak that will propel the Hoosiers into the NCAA Tournament. HOOSIERS 2, ACES 0


9:07: Matt Wiet’s throw-in skips across the box and into the net to extend the Indiana lead. HOOSIERS 2, ACES 0

22:09: The scoreless streak ends at nearly 345 minutes as Lee Hagedorn gets the job done, dribbling to the middle of the field, then cutting back and launching a shot from the top of the box that beats the keeper to the lower right corner. HOOSIERS 1, ACES 0

28:00: We’re no closer to determining a winner than when we started. Evansville had a near-miss on a throw-in, IU missed a chance for Will Bruin off a cross by Daniel Kelly early in the half. Nick Blevins and Matt Wiet are in for Kevin Bick and Rich Balchan, who was shaken up a few minutes ago. HOOSIERS 0, ACES 0


Evansville evens up the shots a bit before half with the most dangerous chance a header off a corner blocked away by Indiana’s Ofori Sarkodie. The Hoosiers have not scored in 322 minutes now, and have just two goals in the first half this season. HOOSIERS 0, ACES 0


15:00: Darren Yeagle enters the game for the first time with 15 minutes to go, replacing Lee Hagedorn. Hoosiers have five shots to Evansville’s one, but just the one real good chance on an Adlard free kick in front of goal that was blocked away by the Aces’ keeper. HOOSIERS 0, ACES 0

30:00: Fifteen minutes in and nothing much happening. Each team has hit a header off a free kick. Evansville has probably had the better run of play so far. The Hoosiers are closing in on 300 minutes without a goal.


I’m at Armstrong Stadium tonight as the Hoosiers began a season-ending three-game homestand against Evansville. Indiana has lost three in a row to fall to 7-7-1, and every game from here on is almost a must-win.

A few lineup changes for IU. Nemanja Kostic will get the start in goal, while Kevin Bick joins the fray in midfield. Stay tuned and see what happens, or follow me on Twitter.