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.
|Scoring Offense||12||2.09||Scoring Offense||2||2.52|
|Team Goals Against Average||1||0.242||Team Goals Against Average||26||0.841|
|Won-Lost-Tied Percentage||1||0.87||Won-Lost-Tied Percentage||4||0.833|
|Assists Per Game||14||2.04||Assists Per Game||5||2.38|
|Points Per Game||11||6.22||Points Per Game||3||7.43|
|Saves Per Game||182||2.61||Saves Per Game||T-199||2.1|
|Save Pct||1||0.909||Save Pct||T-144||0.71|
|Shutout Percentage||1||0.739||Shutout Percentage||T-70||0.333|
|Fouls Per Game||31||10.26||Fouls Per Game||1||7.29|
|Shots Per Game||2||17.74||Shots Per Game||T-51||13.43|
|Shots on Goal Per Game||1||7.91||Shots on Goal Per Game||27||6.29|
|Corner Kicks Per Game||2||7.52||Corner Kicks Per Game||15||6.43|
Photo credit – John Sims/IU Athletics