In a closely contested match on Friday night, the No. 3-ranked Indiana men’s soccer team (1-1-1) 1-0 loss against the No. 9-ranked Washington Huskies (2-1-0). The match took place at Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium in front of a crowd of 3,408 fans, marking the largest soccer game attendance at Armstrong Stadium since 2018.
Despite dominating the shot battle with a 14-7 advantage, the Hoosiers couldn’t find the back of the net. Washington’s senior goalkeeper, Sam Fowler, was a formidable force, making six crucial saves to deny Indiana’s offensive efforts. The Hoosiers turned up the pressure in the second half with 10 shots, five of which were on target.
The key moment of the match came in the 77th minute when Washington broke the deadlock. Sophomore midfielder Richie Aman initiated the play, passing ahead to junior midfielder Cooper Brunell, who set up freshman forward Charlie Kosakoff for the decisive goal. Kosakoff’s finish slipped past IU senior keeper JT Harms as the Huskies took the lead.
the first half, freshman forward Collins Oduro and senior forward Karsen Henderlong came close to scoring for Indiana with shots from 20 yards out. In the 45th minute, junior forward Samuel Sarver was brought down at the edge of the box, appealing for a penalty that wasn’t given. In the 48th minute, junior Tommy Mihalic nearly scored with a shot from the top of the box, but Fowler’s save denied him. In the 60th minute, Mihalic had another opportunity in the six-yard box, but Fowler once again thwarted the Hoosiers’ efforts.
The Hoosiers will look to bounce back in the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic as they host Seton Hall on Monday. Seton Hall comes into the match with a 1-0 victory over Ohio State. The game is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. ET.
76:59 – Washington – Charlie Kosakoff (Assists: Cooper Brunell, Richie Aman)
Huskies: Sam Fowler (6 saves)
Hoosiers: JT Harms (5 saves)
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