Rutgers at IU soccer

Rutgers puts a little frosting on the victory cake with a goal by Erik Sa in the 87th minute, and Indiana gives up its most goals since a four-spot by Wisconsin on Oct. 11, 2013. Hoosiers winless in their last three matches, 0-2 in the Big Ten, essentially eliminating them from regular-season contention. Indiana (3-3-1, 0-2 B1G) finishes with a 15-11 advantage in shots, 7-4 edge in corners. SCARLET KNIGHTS 4, HOOSIERS 1

13:33: Nearly a full half of Indiana pressure finally cracks the Rutgers defense, as Tanner Thompson patiently waits on the run, then serves a ball off the left flank to Femi Hollinger-Janzen, who calmly heads the ball back to the near post for the goal. SCARLET KNIGHTS 3, HOOSIERS 1

Rutgers added one more, Miles Hackett winning a ball in the back and skating in on the right side for the finish. Indiana outshot, 7-5, with only one shot on goal. Just an absolutely dreadful performance through the first 45 minutes. Will need an early second-half score to make this game interesting. SCARLET KNIGHTS 3, HOOSIERS 0

20:11: Pretty much a disastrous start for Indiana, which hasn’t been sharp in any phase of the game. Rutgers’ Sheldon Mckoy gets free in the center of the pitch and blasts a shot from the top of the box into the lower left corner for a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute. Then a brilliant individual effort by Jason Wright to steal the ball at midfield and flick it over Grant Lillard, setting sail behind the defense for a 1-v-1 with goalkeeper Colin Webb, and Wright dribbles around the IU keeper and finishes. SCARLET KNIGHTS 2, HOOSIERS 0

No. 22 Indiana hosts Rutgers this afternoon at Armstrong Stadium, looking to snap a two-match winless streak. It’s a critical game in Big Ten play, as the Hoosiers dropped the conference opener at Penn State last Sunday. IU also tied Butler, 2-2, on Wednesday, letting a 2-0 first-half lead slip away. Updates to come here and via Twitter.