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IU Soccer Defeats Kentucky 3-0 in NCAA Opener | Bezerra Nets Hat Trick

When Indiana and Kentucky met in October, the Wildcat defense seemed impenetrable as the squads played to a 0-0 double overtime draw in Bloomington six weeks ago.

Meeting again on Sunday in the NCAA Tournament, freshman Victor Bezerra found all of the holes.

Bezerra didn’t get off a shot in the first meeting, but when it counted the most the Chicago native found the back of the net three times.

Bezerra scored at the 20:44, 29:34 and 62:27 marks as Indiana had 12 shots (7 on goal) to 7 for Kentucky (4 on goal).

The three goals from Bezerra were the only scores for the match as Indiana won its NCAA Tournament opener 3-0 at Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington.

Indiana (15-2-4) will face UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 1 in the round of sixteen at Armstrong Stadium.

You can find the live NCAA Tournament bracket on our Men’s Soccer drop down menu.


Video credit – Jim Coyle – Indiana Sports Beat

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