IU soccer vs. Louisville

FINAL: OVERTIME
Kenney Walker pounces on a loose ball and drills home the winner from 18 yards out to give Louisville the improbable victory and Indiana a gut-wrenching loss. Cardinals dominated the overtime period and capitalized deservedly. CARDINALS 3, HOOSIERS 2

END OF REGULATION
One bad minute undid all the good work Indiana had done in this game, and now we’re headed to overtime. A goal by either side wins it. If nobody scores during the two 10-minute OT sessions, it’s a draw. HOOSIERS 2, CARDINALS 2

SECOND HALF
16:18: After barely getting a shot on goal in the game, Colin Rolfe with a loose ball off a corner in the box at 17:10. And before I can even tweet that Kenney Walker gets loose behind the defense and equalizes. HOOSIERS 2, CARDINALS 2

17:10: IU was oh so close to a third score as Eriq Zavaleta got loose behind the Louisville defense, but a Cardinal defender got a boot to the ball after it has gone past the goalkeeper. Indiana defense working hard here as Louisville desperately searches for an opening. HOOSIERS 2, CARDINALS 0

18:21: IU was oh so close to a third score as Eriq Zavaleta got loose behind the Louisville defense, but a Cardinal defender got a boot to the ball after it has gone past the goalkeeper. Indiana defense working hard here as Louisville desperately searches for an opening. HOOSIERS 2, CARDINALS 0

34:19: Indiana takes advantage of another restart. Harrison Petts’ corner kick was headed on goal by Jacob Bushue, and Alec Purdie pounced on the loose ball in front, reacting quicker than the keeper for a two-goal lead. HOOSIERS 2, CARDINALS 0

HALFTIME
Indiana heads to the break with the one-goal advantage. Louisville leads in shots, 5-4, but none of the Cardinals’ shots have been on goal. IU has three shots on goal, and that doesn’t include the header off the post, which is considered not on goal. Outstanding effort from the Indiana defense, which will have to ready for a renewed and relentless Louisville attack in the second half. HOOSIERS 1, CARDINALS 0

FIRST HALF
15:00: The pace has been fast and furious throughout this first half. Louisville has had a bit more of the possession, but Indiana has had the more dangerous chances, including the goal. Nikita Kotlov off the bench looking to give IU an offensive spark down the stretch. And just as I type, Alec Purdie flicks a header off the post on a Harrison Petts free kick. HOOSIERS 1, CARDINALS 0

33:29: Indiana breaks on top early here. After an initial free kick was stymied, Tommy Meyer played a curling ball into the box and onto Eriq Zavaleta’s chest The freshman settled the ball and beat the keeper with the shot. HOOSIERS 1, CARDINALS 0

PREGAME
Indiana (6-1-2) returns home fresh off its first loss of the season — 2-0 Sunday at Wisconsin — for the first of two big tests this week. First up for the 10th-ranked Hoosiers are the No. 11 Cardinals (6-3), who are coming off a painful 1-0 double overtime loss to No. 1 UConn Saturday. Louisville, the defending national runner-ups, doubled up UConn in shots and missed a PK in regulation that game. And on Sunday, No. 5 Creighton will invade Armstrong Stadium. The Bluejays’ only loss came last week, 1-0, to early season No. 1 Maryland, which is the only goal Creighton has allowed all season.

I’ll have the updates here and on Twitter this evening, feel free to join in the conversation either place.