Success is expected when it comes to Indiana men’s soccer, and the Hoosiers have not disappointed in 2021.
IU has gone nine straight matches without a loss. If they can keep that run going on Monday evening, Indiana will punch their ticket to an NCAA record 21st College Cup.
The third-seeded Hoosiers advanced to the Elite 8 of the NCAA Tournament by way of a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against No. 19 Marquette in the third round on Thursday night in Cary, N.C.
Next up is another Big East foe in No. 6 Seton Hall. The Pirates won the Big East tournament title and are led by junior forward CJ Tibbling. The All-Big East First Team player scored seven goals to go along with three assists and a team-high 17 points. Sophomore midfielder James Boote led the program with nine assists.
Seton Hall senior keeper Andreas Nota, an All-Big East Second Team performer, allowed 11 goals in 13 starts (9-1-3) this season. He has 41 saves to his credit (0.788 save percentage) to go along with six shutouts. He allowed at least one goal in seven of the team’s last eight matches.
Seton Hall will be playing in the NCAA Quarterfinal Round for the first time since 1988 after taking down Virginia Tech (7-6) in PKs on Thursday night. The Pirates beat Air Force, 2-1, in their second-round matchup.
The Hoosiers and Pirates will meet for the third time and the first time since Nov. 27, 1988 when Indiana defeated Seton Hall by a score of 3-1 in that NCAA Quarterfinals appearance to advance to the ‘88 College Cup.
- No. 2 Indiana Hoosiers (10-1-2) vs. No. 6 Seton Hall Pirates (10-1-4)
- 2020-21 NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
- Monday, 5 p.m. ET
- WakeMed Field in Cary, N.C.
- A stream of the match will be available at NCAA.com.
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