Nov. 8, 2013
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||Indiana 3, Northwestern 0
Lakeside Field Evanston, Ill. Attendance: 910
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EVANSTON, Ill. - Northwestern men's soccer concluded their regular season play on Friday at Lakeside Field, losing to the defending national champion Indiana, 3-0.
The `Cats will head to Columbus, Ohio on Wednesday, November 13 to begin Big Ten Tournament play.
"In the Big Ten, all seven teams can win it. Everyone knows it's the only conference in the country where every single team goes into that tournament thinking they're going to win it," coach Tim Lenahan said. "We're going to get our players back and we're going to make a go at it."
Both teams took the first part of the game to warm up to the windy conditions, mainly trading possession in the middle of the field.
Cole Missimo provided the first spark, taking the ball and his defender deep into Hoosier territory. His shot hit the crossbar and bounced just inches away from the goal line. Joey Calistri tried to head in the rebound, but Indiana made the save.
Indiana would score soon after though. It started with a deep shot from Harrison Petts, which evaded a diving Zak Allen and bounced off the left post. The rebound fell to Femi Hollinger-Janzen, but Allen made a save from the ground. The next rebound however fell right to Dylan Mares who found the back of the net.
On the ensuing kickoff, Northwestern charged right down the field and would have quickly stolen the momentum back if not for an amazing save by IU keeper Colin Webb on a shot by Eric Weberman.
The `Cats had a few more offensive chances but ultimately were held scoreless. Interestingly, NU keeper Connor Jacobson entered his first career game in the last minute of the first half, but played at forward.
The Hoosiers would add their second goal twenty minutes into the second half. Nikita Kotlov volleyed a cross from A.J. Corrado, which was tipped by Allen but still found the net.
Again, NU responded with a drive right after the goal but Missimo would again be denied a goal with another IU save.
The Hoosiers would score their third goal ten minutes later. After regaining possession after a corner, IU headed it around inside the box before Kyle Sparks sent it past Allen from only a few feet away.
Cole Missimo would respond with another near goal and his second shot off the crossbar of the night. Northwestern ended up outshooting Indiana in the second half and both teams finished with 11 shots.
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