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No. 8 IU downs FIU in double overtime

The No. 8 IU men’s soccer team defeated Florida International 2-1 in double overtime Sunday to even up its record at 1-1 on the weekend at the University of Akron Tournament.

Senior Ofori Sarkodie breaks down the field as his brother Kofi tries to chase him down.  Indiana lost to Akron 1-0 Friday night in Akron, OH.

Akron beats IU men's soccer 1-0

A goal with less than 15 minutes to go from Akron midfielder Michael Nanchoff propelled the Zips past IU in a 1-0 contest Friday.

Men's soccer to face No. 1 Akron Friday

The No. 8 IU men’s soccer team heads north Friday to face No. 1 Akron at 7:30 p.m. for what many would argue is the biggest game of the team’s young season.

IU goalie Luis Soffner snatches the ball during the Hoosiers' match against Seattle on Sunday morning in the Mike Berticelli Tournament in South, Bend Ind. Indiana beat Seattle 2-0 and Soffner recorded his second shut-out as a goalie.

Hoosiers go 2-0 on weekend, jump to 2-1-1

The IU men’s soccer team combined for five goals and 33 shots taken in its first two victories of the season. But the Hoosiers weren’t happy with their performance.

Hoosier men's soccer goes 2-0 on weekend

Indiana walked off the pitch with a 2-0 record this weekend after beating New Mexico on Friday evening 3-2 and Seattle University 2-0 Sunday afternoon in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament in South Bend, Ind.

IU men's coach Mike Freitag talks with his team after the No. 12 Hoosiers 3-2 win against New Mexico on Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 in South Bend, Ind. They continue play  in the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament on Sunday against Seattle University.

IU downs New Mexico 3-2

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — In his 61 minutes of play, senior Lee Hagedorn helped the team to victory with a goal and an assist in the No. 12 Hoosier’s 3-2 win over New Mexico.

IU home season starts Friday

After starting the season with a loss and a tie, the No. 12 IU men’s soccer team heads to South Bend on Friday for the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament where it faces an uncommon opponent in New Mexico at 5 p.m.

Redshirt freshman goaltender Luis Soffner looks to a teammate after a save Friday, Sept. 4 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Filling Chay Cain’s cleats

Soffner, a redshirt freshman and IU men’s soccer goalie, has the taxing job of replacing Chay Cain in the box.

Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Luis Sofner kicks from goal during the first half of the Hoosiers' match against Wake Forest on Sunday afternoon at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The Hoosiers lost 2-1 on a self-goal and a late diving header.

Men's soccer falls short in Classic

Strong defense and an inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities resulted in a tie and a loss for No. 7 IU men’s soccer this weekend against two top-5 opponents at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic.

Wake Forest defender Justin Lichtfuss slide-tackles senior midfielder Eric Alexander near the end of the Hoosiers' match against the Demon Deacons on Sunday afternoon at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The Hoosiers lost 2-1 on an own goal in the 13th minute and a diving header in the 72nd minute.

No. 3 Wake Forest defeats No. 7 IU 2-1

The No. 7 Hoosiers fell 2-1 Sunday to the No. 3 Wake Forest Demon Deacons at Bill Armstrong Stadium in the Adidas/IU Credit Union Classic’s final game.

A fight breaks out between IU and St. Johns players following the violent collision of IU sophomore forward Will Bruin and St. Johns senior defender Joel Gustafsson on Friday night at Bill Armstrong Stadium. No players suffered serious injuries and Bruin and Gustafsson later shook hands over the incident. The No. 7 Hoosiers and the No. 5 Red Storm played to a 0-0 tie.

No. 7 IU men's soccer ties No. 5 St. John's

The Crabb band was out, the white shirts were worn and the Hoosiers were left wanting more Friday as the IU men's soccer tied St. John’s at Jerry Yeagley Field after double overtime, leaving the match at a stalemate, 0-0.

IU men's soccer coach Mike Freitag is seen on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2003 at Indiana's game against Michigan State. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.

Hoosiers bring in former players to coach new team

Since exploring other coaching and professional careers elsewhere, coach Mike Freitag and assistant coaches Phil Presser and Aleksey Korol now make up the IU men’s soccer coaching staff. 

Former senior forward Aleksey Korol splits two Texas Christian University defenders to attempt a shot on goal on Sunday, Sept. 19, 1999 in Indianapolis. Korol was named Big Ten Player of the Year, NSCAA All-America and Soccer America Player of the Year for the 1999 season and joined the Indiana coaching staff in February 2009.

Men's soccer gets boost from program alumnus

Aleksey Korol, a former Big Ten Player of the Year in soccer, returned to his alma mater as an assistant coach in February, less than 10 years after winning his second NCAA championship.

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