Indiana soccer loses 1-0 on road against South Florida

FILE: BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA – SEPTEMBER 1: Indiana University’s Tommy Mihalic (10 reacts after missing a shot against University of Washington at Armstrong Stadium on September 1, 2023 in Bloomington, Indiana. IU lost to UW 1-0. (Photo by Jeremy Hogan/The Bloomingtonian)

The following was sent to the Bloomingtonian Friday night:

Indiana Falls at South Florida

TAMPA, Fla. — No. 7-ranked Indiana men’s soccer (2-2-1) fell at South Florida on Friday (Sept. 8), a 1-0 road result.

Despite 10 shots, Indiana just couldn’t find the back of the net. The Hoosiers held firm defensively after USF’s 27th-minute score with the help of a career-high seven-save effort from JT Harms, as IU has yet to allow multiple goals in any of its five matches this season.


• 27’ – Senior midfielder Ajmeer Spengler played graduate student strike Jalen Anderson through, and the fifth-year player finished around Harms. Indiana appealed for offside, but the flag stayed down.

• 48’ – Junior forward Tommy Mihalic had IU’s first great chances moments out of the break after a great bit of play on the left wing. Mihalic’s right-footed shot from 19 yards out teased but trickled just outside of the near post.

• 78’ – Indiana’s best chance came in the 78th minute as sophomore forward Luka Bezerra used his skill to twist in on goal, but he couldn’t curl his shot past the keeper.


• Indiana fell to 4-2-1 against USF all-time.

• Freshman Joel Demian made his Indiana debut, playing 50 minutes after coming on late in the first half.

• Senior goalkeeper JT Harms made a career-high seven saves.


Indiana has a week to prepare for the start of Big Ten play as it welcomes Wisconsin to Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium next Friday (Sept. 15). Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.

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