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Exhibition match ends in tie for IU, Louisville

The spring exhibition season is usually a time to play a few casual games in the warm breeze. But in Tuesday night’s match against Louisville, the breeze was frigid and the game was anything but casual. \nThe teams went into overtime, but the game ultimately ended in a 1-1 tie. \nThe Hoosiers started off aggressively attacking the Cardinals, bringing the ball inside the 18-yard box several times within the first few minutes. Sophomore defender Kevin Alston brought the ball deep up the far side of the field and crossed it into the box, where it was snatched up by the goalkeeper. The Hoosiers continued to attack throughout the first half, making several pushes up the field.\nThe only shot on goal of the first half came from freshman Andy Adlard. Adlard was fed the ball in the middle of the 18-yard box where he was able to outrun his defenders, leading to a one-on-one between Adlard and the Louisville goalie, Andre Boudreaux. Adlard kicked a slow roller up the middle, which was easily booted away by Boudreaux. \nThe second half was more productive for both teams. The Louisville defense didn’t let up, but the Hoosiers continually beat the Cardinals in footraces leading to key possessions. \nThe Hoosiers took the lead at the 62:35 minute mark. Freshman forward Michael Roach brought the ball up the near side and crossed it into the box. Junior forward Kevin Noschang went up for a header, but jumped too soon. Luckily, sophomore defender Lee Hagedorn was waiting behind him. He caught the ball off the bounce, trapped it, and sent it sailing into the back of the net. \nThe lead only lasted a few minutes before the Cardinals scored the equalizer. Cardinal midfielder Kenney Walker caught the ball in the middle of the box and sent it right up the middle past junior keeper Chay Cain. \nWith five minutes remaining, both teams became desperate to score the game winner. The Hoosiers got two desperation corner kicks with two minutes remaining, but both were cleared out by the defense.

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