It’s College Cup Time — Indiana vs. North Carolina

The Indiana Hoosiers men’s soccer team continues its quest for a ninth national championship at the 2017 College Cup.  2nd seeded Indiana (17-0-6) and 3rd seeded North Carolina (17-3-1) meet in Friday night’s semifinal match in Philadelphia.  The winner will play in Sunday’s national championship game against either Stanford (17-2-2) or Akron (18-3-2).  Collectively, the final four remaining programs have won 5 of the last 7 national titles and 13 in total.

Kickoff for the IU/UNC match is set for approximately 8:45 p.m. ET.  It will air live on ESPNU.  North Carolina has a 4-3 lead in the overall series.

Indiana will enter the match with two newly minted All-Americans. On Thursday, Grant Lillard (pictured) and Andrew Gutman earned All-America honors from the United Soccer Coaches.  Lillard was named First-Team All-America, while Gutman earned Second-Team All-America honors.

STATISTICAL PROFILE 

IndianaRankingValueNorth CarolinaRankingValue
Scoring Offense122.09Scoring Offense22.52
Team Goals Against Average10.242Team Goals Against Average260.841
Won-Lost-Tied Percentage10.87Won-Lost-Tied Percentage40.833
Assists Per Game142.04Assists Per Game52.38
Points Per Game116.22Points Per Game37.43
Saves Per Game1822.61Saves Per GameT-1992.1
Save Pct10.909Save PctT-1440.71
Shutout Percentage10.739Shutout PercentageT-700.333
Fouls Per Game3110.26Fouls Per Game17.29
Shots Per Game217.74Shots Per GameT-5113.43
Shots on Goal Per Game17.91Shots on Goal Per Game276.29
Corner Kicks Per Game27.52Corner Kicks Per Game156.43

Photo credit – John Sims/IU Athletics

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