Additional Reporting by Luke Harman
The men’s soccer team fell 1-0 to Indiana University-Purdue University- Indianapolis (IUPUI) in its second Summit League Conference game of the season on Saturday, Oct. 8 in Indianapolis.
The Roos, 4-5-1 overall and 1-1 in Summit League play, were defeated by a single goal late in the game as the Jaguars took a 1-0 victory and improved to 3-7-2 overall and 1-0-1 in Summit League play. The Jaguars entered the game with only two goals against them in their last five games, and the Roos had not conceded their previous two games against Gonzaga and Oakland.
Unsurprisingly, defensive dominance was the story of this hard-fought tie as both teams kept each other scoreless right up until the 83rd minute of the contest.
Roo goalkeeper Kyle Martin recorded two saves in the game.
The game-winning Jaguar goal came in controversial fashion in the 83rd minute.
A corner kick by Kyle Hyland was collected by Martin, who seemed to be fouled by the oncoming Jaguar attackers before he lost the ball.
The rebound was knocked in by Jaguar defender Galen Cassady for the only goal of the game. Despite the goal, both teams were very evenly matched throughout as the game came to a close with both sides tied for total shots on goal at 13-13.
Junior forward David Sarabia had the game-high five shot attempts, three of which hit the IUPUI target.
Sarabia’s best attempt came through a quality header that just missed as Jags goalkeeper Tyler Keever got a hand on the strike to tip the ball just over the crossbar.
Next up for the Roos is a road game to Peoria, Ill., where the Roos will play Bradley in a non-conference game 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10.