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Junior back/midfielder Kevin Alston dribbles the ball during the Hoosiers 3-1 win against No. 9 Notre Dame on Oct. 16 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. IU soccer coach Mike Freitag confirmed Monday that Alston will turn pro passing up his senior season with the Hoosiers.

Soccer player leaves IU for professional ranks

Junior defender Kevin Alston has decided to turn pro, IU coach Mike Freitag confirmed Monday. The first-team All-Big Ten player will most likely sign with an MLS team.


IU assistant coach Todd Yeagley scans the sidelines shortly before halftime of IU's 4-2 win against Butler on Oct. 24, 2006. Yeagley accepted the head coaching position at Wisconsin on Dec. 18.

Yeagley seeks head job at Wisconsin

IU men’s soccer assistant coach Todd Yeagley is interviewing for the head coaching job at Wisconsin, IU coach Mike Freitag confirmed today.


ANALYSIS: Soccer pushes past Billikens, Michigan waiting in second round

It took the IU men’s soccer team 80 minutes Tuesday night to match their entire goal total from the Big Ten Tournament. It took nothing more to dispatch of the Saint Louis Billikens to get the Hoosiers out of the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in two years.



IU junior midfielder Eric Alexander, left, steals the ball from Kentucky defender Jason Griffiths during a soccer game Wednesday night at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

No. 17 men's soccer steadies for Penn State

Redemption is near. After tying unranked Kentucky 1-1 on Wednesday, the No. 17 IU men’s soccer team travels to University Park, Penn., for its second-to-last conference match against Penn State.



Sophomore midfielder Rich Balchan is held by Louisville's Brent Rosendall while moving the ball upfield during the Hoosiers 1-0 win over the Cardinals Wednesday night a Bill Armstrong Sadium.

Hoosiers brace for must-win against Buckeyes

With two consecutive wins against top-15 teams, the IU men’s soccer team hopes to continue the momentum when it travels to Ohio State in a critical conference battle Sunday afternoon.


Senior Kevin Noschang battles Notre Dame's Aaron Maund during the Hoosiers 3-1 win over No. 9 Notre Dame Thursday night at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Confident Hoosiers ready to swat down Cardinals

Only five games remain before the Big Ten tournament, but the No. 22 Hoosiers aren’t about to look ahead. Coming off a 3-1 upset win against then-No. 9 Notre Dame, IU (7-4-2) wants to build off its victory going into the match against No. 14 Louisville (9-3-2) at 7:30 p.m. today. Sophomore forward Andy Adlard said a key component to the win was a good week of practice preceding the match. Leading up to the Notre Dame game, every Hoosier showed up motivated and prepared, Adlard said.


IU sophomore Neil Wilmarth salutes the crowd following his goal assist to Andy Adlard during the Hoosiers 3-1 win against No. 9 Notre Dame on Thursday night at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Finally

The bench players stood in their black warm-ups, some wearing red beanies, waiting for the game to end and for the celebration to begin. The Hoosiers (7-4-2) finally lived up to past legends and current expectations as they defeated No. 9 Notre Dame 3-1 on Thursday. Their first home victory since a 3-2 win against Big Ten foe Wisconsin on Sept. 21 and first upset of the year, Thursday’s match marked a turning point in the season. Brushing off an away defeat to Michigan State last week, the Hoosiers entered the match ready to start a winning streak. In a team meeting this week after practice, the players and coaches discussed their strengths and weaknesses. “It’s a game that shows the players have a feeling what’s it like to have to play a 90 minute game,” said IU coach Mike Freitag. “It’s a feeling we’ve had in other games, but now we can’t forget it.” One strength of the Hoosiers, depth, was forced into action in the game’s opening minutes. Sophomore defender Rich Balchan had his nose broken in a tussle in the sixth minute and left the game, Freitag said. Freshman Tommy Meyer took his place for the remaining minutes. In the 24th minute junior defender Kevin Alston rifled the ball from 25 yards out into the right corner for his second goal of the season. “It was a rush,” Alston said. “I didn’t really expect it. It felt great.” Three minutes later, senior forward Kevin Noschang hit the ball into the bottom left corner.


I agree, Ring: It’s ‘time to turn that potential into something’

It’s time for the IU men’s soccer team to live up to its potential.After opening the Big Ten campaign with an exciting 3-2 overtime win against Wisconsin, the Hoosiers dropped two of three games before getting back on track with a 2-0 victory against Butler on Tuesday night.Soccer can be a fickle game because no matter how dominant a team is, unless that team can finish its scoring opportunities, the opponent will always be one goal away from pulling an upset.For the Hoosiers, it’s been the type of season where good play has not always translated to wins.



Early strike sparks men's soccer to 2-0 win at Butler

This past weekend against unranked Michigan, the IU men’s soccer team was upset 1-0 after the lone Wolverine goal came less than two minutes into the match. But come Tuesday night, it was IU sophomore forward Daniel Kelly providing the early spark for the Hoosiers in their 2-0 win at Butler.Kelly scored his second goal of the season just 11 seconds after the opening whistle was blown, when a pass back to Butler junior goalkeeper Nick Hegeman was misplayed on the wet field. Kelly rushed in on the loose ball to put it in the back of the net and give his team a one-goal advantage.



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