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Men’s soccer loses exhibition game to No. 6 Louisville


Then-freshman attacker Griffin Dorsey awaits a cross into the box during a match in 2017 at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana, against Ohio State. IU lost to Wake Forest in its season-opener Friday. Josh Eastern Buy Photos

In the second exhibition game of the season, No. 2 IU was unable to find the back of the net as No. 6 Louisville took the 1-0 victory on Wednesday night in Westfield, Indiana.

IU had a 12-4 shot advantage and a 5-3 advantage in corner kicks.

Louisville senior forward Tate Schmitt scored on a volley from 35 yards out in the 34th minute to take a lead that IU couldn’t overcome. In the 9th minute, senior defender Timmy Mehl had a shot from 24 yards off from a free kick, but it missed just wide.

Sophomore midfielder Griffin Dorsey had a shot saved in the 50th minute that would’ve tied the game, but the Louisville goalkeeper managed an impressive save. The last chance for an equalizer came from sophomore midfielder Justin Rennicks in the 80th minute but Louisville made another save.

The Hoosiers will be back in action on Friday night when they travel to Fort Wayne, Indiana to take on No. 4 Akron in the final tune-up before opening the regular season against Wake Forest in North Carolina next weekend.

Phillip Steinmetz

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