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Michigan deals IU 1st Big Ten loss of 2008 season

The roller coaster continues, but for the struggling 20th-ranked IU men’s soccer team, the ride has not been thrilling.The Hoosiers lost 1-0 to unranked Michigan on Saturday, their second straight home loss. The defeat was also IU’s second shutout loss of the season.         PODCAST: Hoosier SidelinesIU came into the weekend’s game hoping to build on its 3-2 overtime road victory against Evansville. But the Wolverines needed just seconds to clinch the win in the second minute, when senior midfielder Alex Morisset sent the ball in to senior forward Jake Stacy. Amid a sea of defenders, Stacy fired the ball in the right side of the net.


Freshman forward Will Bruin dribbles past Wisconsin defender Zack Lambo during a 3-2 Hoosier victory on Sunday, Sept. 21 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.  Bruin scored 2 goals to help IU defeat Evansville 3-2 Tuesday night in Evansville.

Men's soccer uses extra period heroics to thwart Purple Aces

After losing 2-1 to unranked UC-Santa Barbara, the No. 20 Hoosiers traveled to Evansville on Tuesday to prove they remain of the NCAA’s elite teams. A 3-2 overtime win showed the team, though struggling, hasn’t gone away. IU coach Mike Freitag said IU regrouped well after losing to the Gauchos. “It shouldn’t have been close to that (score).” Freitag said. “We played very well from start to finish. Everyone played with the intensity, the composure, the fight we needed.”PODCAST: Hoosier Sidelines


Freshman Will Bruin, left, struggles to retain possession of the ball as Wisconsin's Eric Conklin grabs his shirt during a game on Sunday at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Offensive woes a thing of the past

As the fall season officially begins, a change is in the air for the men’s soccer team. After last Sunday’s 3-2 overtime win against Big Ten foe Wisconsin, the No. 14 Hoosiers (4-1-2) are riding a three-game winning streak. IU has scored eight goals in the past three games after finishing three consecutive scoreless matches.


Senior IU midfielder Brad Ring plays the ball during a game verses Duke on Aug. 29 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. IU won 2-1.

West Coast trip brings ‘lift’ for IU

With two decisive victories this past weekend in Los Angeles, the men’s soccer team for the first time this season will have momentum on its side. And with Big Ten play approaching, it could not have come at a better time.



Senior forward Kevin Noschang prepares to pass the ball during the Hoosiers' 0-0 tie with Akron on Aug. 31 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Looking to rebound

Heading into his weekend matchups against No. 24 UCLA and San Diego, both in Los Angeles, sophomore midfielder Rich Balchan said he feels good about his team’s chances.“We are moving forward and are confident going into this weekend,” Balchan said. “I’m honestly not too worried about (UCLA). If we just play our game, we will be fine.” The No. 19 Hoosiers, 1-1-2, are hoping to rebound from a 4-0 loss this past weekend against Dartmouth in South Bend. The outcome was the largest margin of defeat in the program’s history.


IU assistant coach Todd Yeagley scans the sidelines shortly before halftime of IU’s 4-2 win against Butler on Oct. 24, 2006. Todd played on the IU men’s team from 1991-1994 under his father, legendary coach Jerry Yeagley.

Like father, like son

Not long ago, Todd Yeagley stumbled across a tape of the 1994 College Cup Championship game. He was in the IU men's soccer team locker room, looking for footage in the team's archives when he saw a copy of his last game as a college soccer player. He had never watched the game before. "I almost took it out," Todd Yeagley said, "and I said, 'No.'" The tape remains tucked away in storage, but Todd's memories of the game are vivid. He knows a victory would have been a perfect ending to his college career, a chance for him to give his father -- legendary men's soccer coach Jerry Yeagley -- another national championship to hang at the east end of Bill Armstrong Stadium.


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