WESTFIELD, Ind. - Coming into Friday’s Big Ten Tournament semifinal match, IU ranked 10th in the country in goals per game.
But in Friday's match against Ohio State, IU returned to its offensive form. The Hoosiers put four goals past Ohio State sophomore goalkeeper Parker Siegfried while securing a spot in the Big Ten Tournament championship match.
“Even in some of the games where we didn’t score a goal or it was tight, I thought we were creating good chances,” IU Coach Todd Yeagley said. “Today I thought it was the same. Sometimes you need a break. We’ve said all year, if you keep it on frame, something was going to happen.”
Of IU's four goals, none was more fortuitous than junior defender Andrew Gutman’s goal right after halftime. The goal put IU 2-0 up and firmly in control of the match.
Siegfried misjudged the spin on Gutman’s shot from outside the box. The ball spun off the goalkeeper’s hands and ended up in the back of the net.
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