Men's Soccer Falls to Indiana

Sept. 8, 2001

Portland, Ore. - The second-ranked Washington men's soccer team met an old nemesis and suffered an upset as eighth-ranked Indiana handed the Huskies a 1-0 setback in the first round of action at the adidas Portland Invitational at Merlo Field Saturday afternoon.

The Hoosiers, NCAA final four participants last year, improve to 2-1-0 on the season. The Huskies, defending champions of the tournament hosted by University of Portland, suffer their first loss of the season, dropping to 2-1-0. Washington and Indiana have met in the second round of the NCAA Tournament the last two years and both times the Hoosiers ended the Huskies' season. Washington is now 0-4 all-time in its series with Indiana.

IU's Pat Noonan, who tallied a game-high six shots, came up with the winner in the 64th minute, when he fired a bullet to the upper right corner of the goal from 10 yards out. Bobby de St. Aubin was credited with the assist.

Freshman C.J. Klaas led the Huskies with four shots as Washington tallied 15 attempts in the game and Indiana took 13. The Huskies had nine corner kicks to the Hoosiers' three and fouls were nearly even with Huskies being flagged for 22 and the IU 20. Klaas though, received a yellow card in the 59th minute, followed by a red card at 85:34 and the Huskies played a man down for the final minutes of the contest.

The contest could easily have been 3-0 in favor of Indiana, but the Hoosiers missed a pair of penalty kicks. For the third game in a row, junior Chad Olsen went the distance in goal for Washington, tallying five saves in the game while Indiana's keeper, Colin Rogers, preserved the shutout with six, several of them with this fingertips as he pushed Husky shots over the crossbar.

'We took a definite step backward in terms of toughness,' said Husky coach Dean Wurzberger. 'We got done in today. We got out-hustled. Indiana showed a lot of grit and pride and we couldn't cope with those challenges. They won all the challenges. We were second to the ball all day long. It's a hard lesson we have to learn. Indiana keeps teaching it to us and we have to keep learning it. We have to regroup and get ready for a tough William and Mary team. It was a step backward, however, we feel if we can step up our toughness, it might make us a better team in the long run.'

Washington plays its second game of the tournament Sunday at 12 noon against No. 16 William and Mary. The Tribe (2-1-0) lost, 4-1, to host Portland in its first game of the tournament.

Collegiate Men's Soccer
adidas Portland Invitational
Merlo Field, University of Portland

No. 8 Indiana 1, No. 2 Washington 0
Scoring: 1, Indiana, Pat Noonan (Bobby de St. Aubin), 64:56.

Shots: UW 15, IU 13.
Corners: UW 9, IU 3.
Saves: UW 5 (Chad Olsen), IU 6 (Colin Rogers).
Fouls: UW 22, IU 20.
Yellow cards: UW 3 (Olsen, Klaas, Sleeth), IU 2.
Red cards: UW 1 (Klaas, 85:34).

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