Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Bruin goal difference for Hoosiers in defensive struggle
November 23rd, 2009 8:30AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[INDIANA-BUTLER 1-0]Will Bruin scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season to give Indiana a 1-0 win over No. 12 seed Butler on Sunday afternoon in second-round action of the 2009 NCAA Men's Tournament.
 
The Hoosiers (12-9-1) advance to the third round where they will face No. 5 seed North Carolina (14-2-3) on Sunday in Chapel Hill, N.C.
 
"I want to compliment Butler on a tremendous year," said IU coach Mike Freitag. "They are very well coached and these local games in the first rounds of the tournament are always tough. I don't think we played particularly great today, but we found a way to win. That is what we have done lately and we intend to keep doing the same thing. I am proud of the way we played. We fought hard and kept our focus. It wasn't always pretty, but we got the job done."
 
Indiana finished the match with just nine shots but got all the scoring it needed at 57:25. Darren Yeagle, who has been a force for the Hoosiers in NCAA Tournament play, set up the score with a cross to Bruin on the back post. Bruin went unmarked as the ball sailed over BU goalkeeper Fabian Knopfler, and he touched the ball into the lower left. It is Bruin's fifth game-winning goal of the year.
 
"Darren has had a great last couple of games," Freitag said. "And it was nice to see (Will) get on the end of one. Everyone worked hard today.
 
The first half was a defensive battle with the Bulldogs holding a slight 3-2 advantage in shot attempts. Indiana's best chance in the first half didn't even result in a shot when Eric Alexander passed the ball up to Yeagle, who then tried to slide the ball over to Bruin 12 yards from the net. Knopfler came off his line and broke up the pass to keep things scoreless.
 
Redshirt freshman Luis Soffner recorded his ninth shutout of the season, thanks in large part to a brilliant diving save to his right off a shot from Matt Hedges in the 50th minute. Soffner finished the game with three saves.
 
Bruin finished the match with two of the Hoosiers' five shots, along with one each from Andy Adlard, Yeagle and Lee Hagedorn.
 
The Hoosiers are making their second-straight trip to the NCAA Round of 16 and third in the last four seasons. Indiana and North Carolina last matched up in the NCAA Tournament in the 2001 College Cup title game, a 2-0 victory by the Tar Heels.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

    ARCHIVES
    FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

    Recent College Soccer Reporter
    USL: Brandt leaves Navy for struggling Riverhounds    
    Dave Brandt, the winningest active coach in Division I men's soccer, quit his job as Navy's ...
    Jordan Morris carries Stanford to first men's title    
    In what could be his farewell game, Jordan Morris showed why he is the first collegian ...
    Finalists named for MAC Hermann Trophy awards    
    The finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy awards are Georgetown forward Brandon Allen, Creighton forward Fabian ...
    NSCAA names NCAA Division I Men's All-America Teams    
    NCAA Division I runner-up Clemson led all teams with four players on the NCAA Division I ...
    Six collegians in Canada team at Natal tournament    
    West Virginia All-Americans Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence and Rebecca Quinn, who helped Duke reach the ...
    Stanford-Akron: More than Morris on show    
    Stanford, led by heralded U.S. international Jordan Morris, faces Akron, winner of the 2010 NCAA title ...
    Clemson-Syracuse: ACC rivals face off in rubber match    
    No. 2 seed Clemson and No. 6 Syracuse square off in a battle of ACC teams ...
    Pfeiffer and Grand Valley State crowned champions    
    Pfeiffer claimed its first NCAA Division II men's title and also the first title in 29 ...
    Scoreboard: Small College Tournaments    
    Six champions will be crowned on Saturday: NCAA Division II Men (Pfeiffer-Cal Poly Pomona), NCAA Division ...
    Clemson survives shootout to reach Men's College Cup    
    No. 2 seed Clemson beat Maryland, 3-1, in a shootout after their game ended 1-1 to ...
    >> College Soccer Reporter Archives