Xavier at Indiana, NCAA second-round men’s soccer


FINAL: INDIANA 4, XAVIER 1, NCAA men’s soccer second-round. Nikita Kotlov hat trick. Femi Hollinger-Janzen the other Hoosier goal. Very good result for Indiana against what was often a dangerous-looking Xavier side. Hoosiers finished with an 11-7 edge in shots (it was 6-6 at halftime.) So it was three goals on five shots for IU after intermission. Should take a little momentum into the next match, which right now looks likely to be at Notre Dame, which had a 2-0 halftime lead over Michigan State at last check.

7:05: INDIANA GOAL: Indiana 4, Xavier 1: Hat-trick Nikita Kotlov. This time he just had to guide the ball in off a perfect ground-hugging cross from Jacob Bushue.

10:05: INDIANA GOAL: Indiana 3, Xavier 1. Femi Hollinger-Janzen a running right-footer from 15 along the right side of the penalty area off fine Eriq Zavaleta feed. Got underneath Marshall.

22:13: INDIANA GOAL: Indiana 2, Xavier 1. Nikita Kotlov strikes again, weaving late-season magic for the second straight year. Indiana 2, Xavier 1. A.J. Corrado again involved. Corrado kept the ball alive on the right wing and got off a nifty back pass to Kotlov, who dribbled just inside the 18 and let loose a blast that went off Justin Marshall’s fingertips and into the upper right corner of the net.

Scoring leaders Luke Spencer and Will Walker sat out start of the second half for Xavier, but they came in at the 29:00 mark with fresher legs. IU also subbed Femi Hollinger-Janzen for Eriq Zavaleta at the same time, but obviously Zavaleta will re-enter after a bit of a rest.

HALFTIME: Indiana 1, Xavier 1, NCAA second-round men’s soccer. Musketeers spent a lot of time in the offensive third. Shots even at 6-6. Xavier dangerous on the counter, very quick. Indiana gave up possession too readily in midfield as the half wore on, especially after Bushue and Kotlov exited. Both look to be back to start the second half.

12:40 GOAL XAVIER. Indiana 1, Xavier 1. Musketeers’ sixth corner of the half pays off. It got deflected to Matt Walker just outside the box, leaving IU keeper Luis Soffner no chance. Luke Spencer has looked consistently dangerous for Xavier and the Walker brothers have pace.

27:28 GOAL INDIANA: Indiana 1, Xavier 0. Pretty pass from Harrison Petts to A.J. Corrado sets up the scoring sequence. Corrado with a feed to a streaking Nikita Kotlov on the right side of the box and his diagonal runner from 12 made it past deflecting defenders.

29:58: A hard Luke Spencer drive requires a diving Luis Soffner save on Xavier’s first shot, resulting in a sequence of three consecutive Musketeer corners.

Bushue just took a hard fall and Femi warming up.

33:46: Nikita Kotlov header off the Hoosiers’ second corner of the day, but well high over the bar. First decent chance of the match.

IU’s Jacob Bushue starting despite a torn meniscus (sustained in the Oct. 28 game at Michigan State) and running well. Xavier clearly double-teaming Zavaleta early, so the Hoosiers might need to find another avenue. IU had the only corner so far. No dangerous chances yet for either side. Xavier playing a lot of long ball to target Spencer.

PREGAME: On about as pretty a mid-November Sunday afternoon as one could imagine, we’ll hopefully see some pretty soccer from two talented sides today as Xavier’s Musketeers (14-2-5) are at Bill Armstrong Stadium to take on perennial power Indiana (11-5-3).

The host Hoosiers haven’t won a match since a 2-0 win over Evansville here Oct. 24. That was followed by a 3-1 loss at Michigan State, a 1-1 overtime tie with Northwestern and a 2-1 loss in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals to MSU. None of those last three results necessarily matched the run of play, but today it’s get a winning result or go home.

No. 22-ranked Xavier already has a result in this tournament, Thursday’s 1-0 first-round win at Kentucky, a match the Musketeers dominated. Luke Spencer got the goal, his 14th of the season, off an assist from Matt Walker, who became just the second player in the nation to attain double-double status in goals and assists (10 and 10).

As always, we’ll have updates here on the Scoop and via Twitter at htograham.

Share the Scoop!

2 comments:

  • DD #1


    Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 10:15 PM EST

    Nice to see Femi Hollinger-Janzen getting a goal and playing well as a freshman. He’s a product of my (tiny, private) alma mater, Bethany Christian, in northern Indiana. The whole community here is pulling for him to do well.

  • DB #2


    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 11:46 PM EST

    And I bet that Femi will have more fans at the game on Sunday that any other player. Go IU

Scoop Poll:

Who wins Saturday's Crossroads Classic game?

  • Indiana (69%, 107 Votes)
  • Butler (31%, 49 Votes)

Total Voters: 155

Loading ... Loading ...

IU vs Butler men\'s basketball

Men's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_blackmon1.jpg]5150James Blackmon, Jr.
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard James Blackmon Jr. (1)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_zeisloft1.jpg]3980Nick Zeisloft
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nick Zeisloft (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hoetzel1.jpg]3600Max Hoetzel
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Max Hoetzel (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_johnson1.jpg]3150Robert Johnson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Robert Johnson (4)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_williams1.jpg]2910Troy Williams
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Troy Williams (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_burton1.jpg]2870Ryan Burton
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Ryan Burton (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_yogi1.jpg]2600Yogi Ferrell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Yogi Ferrell (11)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_perea1.jpg]2810Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_robinson1.jpg]2340Stanford Robinson
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Stanford Robinson (22)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_ritchie1.jpg]2320Nate Ritchie
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Nate Ritchie (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_holt1.jpg]2760Emmitt Holt
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Emmitt Holt (25)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hartman1.jpg]2930Collin Hartman
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Collin Hartman (30)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_priller1.jpg]3200Tim Priller
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Tim Priller (35)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/mens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_april1.jpg]3250Jeremiah April
Chris Howell | Herald-Times Indiana University Men's Basketball head shots in Bloomington, Ind., Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jeremiah April (44)

Women's Basketball Player Pages

[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_walter1.jpg]3710Jess Walter
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Jess Walter (2)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_buss1.jpg]8870Tyra Buss
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Tyra Buss (3)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_brooks1.jpg]4960Larryn Brooks
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Larryn Brooks (5)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_agler1.jpg]4120Taylor Agler
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Taylor Agler (10)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_bell2.jpg]3190Nicole Bell
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Nicole Bell (12)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_stratman1.jpg]3090Liz Stratman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_hulls1.jpg]3190Kaila Hulls
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard/forward Kaila Hulls (15)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mcbride1.jpg]2690Karlee McBride
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Karlee McBride (21)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_gassion1.jpg]2550Alexis Gassion
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Alexis Gassion (23)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_muensterman1.jpg]2720Maura Meunsterman
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Maura Muensterman (31)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_mize1.jpg]2680Andrea Mize
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers guard Andrea Mize (32)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_cahill1.jpg]2820Amanda Cahill
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Amanda Cahill (33)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_jakubicek1.jpg]2950Claire Jakubicek
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Claire Jakubicek (34)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_leikem1.jpg]2810Lyndsay Leikem
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers forward Lyndsay Leikem (40)
[img src=http://scoop.hoosiershq.com/wp-content/flagallery/womens-basketball-player-pages/thumbs/thumbs_anderson1.jpg]2600Jenn Anderson
Chris Howell | Herald-TimesIndiana University women's basketball portraits at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, October 23, 2014.Indiana Hoosiers center Jenn Anderson (43)
  • Jeremy Price:

    OK, I think the point about not putting the IU women in the top promo [...]

  • MikeC:

    Ginny C, I feel your pain. Although I don't live in Bloomington and h [...]

  • Geoff:

    as I said in 34 Harvard, I (for one) do not want to change the style o [...]

  • I U SOUTH:

    Texas Southern had two players, Gibbs and Carter that played against M [...]

  • Harvard for Hillbillies:

    Just a few thoughts...and then you experts at the details and 3-on-3 g [...]

  • Geoff:

    wow... anyone see the UVA/Harvard score??? Harvard is a decent team.. [...]

  • Chaz:

    Talk about rose colored glasses. IU has not been an "elite" program fo [...]


Find Notre Dame football coverage on NDInsider.com. © Hoosier Times Inc., all rights reserved.