FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2022
Indiana Men’s Soccer
Hoosiers Host Saint Louis in NCAA Tournament
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — No. 13 national seed Indiana men’s soccer (10-4-6, 3-1-4 B1G) will open NCAA Tournament play on Sunday (Nov. 20) when it welcomes Saint Louis (12-4-3, 6-1-1 A-10) to Bill Armstrong Stadium at noon ET.
Tickets are available to purchase here. IU students that show their Crimson Card may attend the match for free.
Fans can also stream the match via the ESPN+ digital platform.
SETTING THE SCENE
• Indiana earned a first-round bye thanks to its NCAA-record ninth consecutive national seed. Saint Louis had to dispatch Memphis on Thursday to advance to Sunday’s second round matchup.
• IU has advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament in each of the previous seven seasons, the longest active streak.
• The Hoosiers own a 8-1-3 home record this season and a 352-70-52 (.798) mark all-time at Bill Armstrong Stadium.
• Indiana and Saint Louis are two of the most historic programs in NCAA men’s soccer, combining for 97 NCAA Tournament appearances and 18 NCAA Championships. The Billikens won their NCAA record 10th and most recent title in 1973. In the 49 seasons since, no one has won more than Indiana’s eight.
• IU has six players from the St. Louis, Missouri, area on its 2022 roster including two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Daniel Munie and Big Ten All-Freshman Team midfielder Jack Wagoner.
• First-team All-Big Ten honoree and redshirt senior Ryan Wittenbrink leads IU in goals (8), assists (8) and points (24) and has provided a goal contribution in each of his last five matches played (two goals, three assists).
ABOUT THE BILLIKENS
• Saint Louis comes into the match with a 12-4-3 record and a 6-1-1 mark in Atlantic-10 Conference play. Its last result was a 4-2 win over Memphis in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
• The Billikens are led by fifth-year head coach Kevin Kalish, who has compiled a 53-21-14 record at Saint Louis and a 102-67-28 career record over 11 seasons as a head coach.
• Four Billikens have tallied double-digit points this season, led by senior midfielder John Klein’s 19. Klein leads Saint Louis in goals (7) to go with five assists. Senior Lane Warrington leads the Billikens in the latter, with six assists this season.
• Indiana has had the significant better of the matchup, winning 23 of the 36 meetings all-time including each of the last six going back to 2008.
• The last meeting in 2016 was a rout, as IU recorded a 5-0 win over the Billikens. IU’s current coaching staff all made an impact in the match, as Tanner Thompson scored a hat trick, Christian Lomeli earned the clean sheet and Todd Yeagley and Kevin Robson served their current positions.
• The two programs have met four times in the NCAA Tournament. All four matchups were played in Bloomington and ended in Indiana’s favor. The last time was in 2008, a second-round, 2-0 victory for the cream and crimson.
• The Billikens own 10 National Championships, the most in NCAA DI men’s soccer. Saint Louis won its most recent title in 1973, the year IU men’s soccer became a varsity sport. In their 50 seasons, the Hoosiers have shined as the standard, winning eight titles – the most in that span.