IU Men’s Soccer Faces Creighton In Semifinals

IU is scheduled to square off against No 12 seed Creighton at 7:30 p.m. Friday for a spot in the finals.

Indiana's midfielder Nikita Kotlov dribbles in the midfield.

Photo: Alyssa Extin/WFIU-WTIU News

IU’s offense will be led by strikers Nikita Kotlov and Eriq Zavaleta on a quest to add an eighth NCAA title banner.

The Indiana University men’s soccer team left Bloomington Wednesday night, traveling to Hoover, Ala. for the College Cup semifinals.

IU is scheduled to square off against No 12 seed Creighton at 7:30 p.m. Friday for a spot in the finals.

The Hoosiers will meet the Blue Jays for the second time in the NCAA tournament. The lone goal in the 1994 semifinal matchup between the two teams was scored by now head coach Todd Yeagley to advance Indiana to the finals.

The last time the Hoosiers made it to the College Cup was in 2004, and that year they won the national championship for the seventh time in school history.

IU’s offense will be led by strikers Nikita Kotlov and Eriq Zavaleta on a quest to add an eighth NCAA title banner. Kotlov has scored six goals in his last six matches, and Zavaleta scored his second straight game-winning goal against UNC last week.

Indiana leads the country with 81 tournament wins and goes to the match with a 14-5-3 record compared to Creighton’s 17-3-3.

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