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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.

Hoosiers rebound from preseason loss

After losing their first preseason game since 2004 on Thursday, the Hoosiers recovered by beating DePaul 3-0 on Saturday.

Junior Darren Yeagle avoids a defender during IU's 0-0 tie with the Cincinnati Bearcats on Wednesday evening at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The Hoosiers play their next game April 18 in Fort Wayne against Akron.

Hoosiers tie in 2 scoreless games

They looked like a splatter of ketchup with a small dab of mustard. A huddle of red jerseys, except for freshman goalkeeper Luis Soffner in yellow, gathered on the field before their second game of the night.

Only 15 minutes divided Wednesday’s two matches for the IU men’s soccer team, which tied Cincinnati, 0-0, and returned to the field to tie IUPUI, also nil-nil.

Senior back Ofori Sarkodie dribbles the ball across the pitch April 8 at the soccer practice fields. The Hoosiers face Cincinnati and IUPUI in a double header today at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Spring tune-up

Senior back Ofori Sarkodie dribbles the ball across the pitch April 8 at the soccer practice fields. The  Hoosiers will compete in their third and fourth home contests, the first two having resulted in victories against Evansville and Butler.

IU men's soccer coach Mike Freitag talks to players after practice Wednesday morning at practice. IU will play Louisville today at 7 p.m.

IU prepares for first road match of spring season

The practice fields are barren. Nine players are gone. One assistant coach has been swapped for another.

With three additions to the IU men’s soccer team, the Hoosiers are using the spring season to integrate a new starting lineup and a former player turned coach.

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.


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