It was a long Labor Day weekend for UCLA, the No. 1 team in Soccer America's Preseason Men's Top 25 rankings.
The Bruins dropped both games at the adidas/IU Credit Union Hoosier Classic,
losing, 2-1, to Notre Dame in overtime on Friday and, 1-0, to Indiana on Sunday. Alex Yoshinaga
's golden goal was the difference Friday night. The
Bruins had battled back from 1-0 down to even the score when Chance Myers
struck with 38 seconds remaining on an assist by Mike
collected the assist on the play. Joseph Lapira
, the 2006 Soccer America Player of the Year, scored the Irish's first goal. Kevin Noschang
's second goal in as many games gave IU a 1-0 win on Sunday before a record crowd of 7,243 as part of Indiana's "Fill the Bill" promotion. The previous
mark of 6,000 was set against SMU in 1987.
UCLA was missing the injured David Estrada
, the 2006 Soccer America Freshman of the Year, up front. The
Bruins were outshot 14-8 and 13-9 in their two games in Bloomington.
Maryland claimed the tournament championship with a 1-1 tie with Indiana on Friday and 3-0 win over Notre Dame on
Sunday, edging the Hoosiers based on goal differential.
Maryland's Graham Zusi
was named the Offensive MVP of the tournament, while IU's Kevin Alston
was named defensive MVP. Adidas/IU Credit Union Classic All-Tournament Team Stephen King
-Maryland Graham Zusi-
Maryland (Offensive MVP) Omar
-Maryland Mike Marchiano
-Maryland Kevin Noschang
-Indiana Ofori Sarkodie
-Indiana Brad Ring
-Indiana Joseph Lapira
-Notre Dame Matt Armstrong
-Notre Dame Chance Myers
-UCLA Brad Rusin