— UConn Men's Soccer (@UConnMSOC) November 22, 2015
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Despite a furious second-half comeback attempt, the UConn men's soccer team fell, 1-0, to Indiana University in the second round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament on Sunday at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. The Huskies conclude their season at 10-6-6, while the Hoosiers advance to the NCAA Third Round to face the winner of the Wake Forest and Charlotte.
The loss snapped the team's nine-match unbeaten streak and marked the first time the program was held scoreless in its last 12 matches.
"I thought our team did a good job over the last six weeks of the season," said 19th-year head coach Ray Reid. "Obviously, we were a bit fatigued today and didn't have much left in the tank but we will build on this season heading into next year."
The Hoosiers went up 1-0 at the 38:08 mark when Andrew Gutman ran the endline before sending in a centering pass to Ben Maurey, who finished on the near post for his first score of 2015.
Redshirt-sophomore keeper Scott Levene made three saves in the setback, while Colin Webb grabbed his 13th win in net for the Hoosiers with a one-save effort.
The Husky defense was tested in the third minute with a flurry of headers in the box but Levene was able to rise up and punch the ball out to thwart the threat. The Husky keeper stopped another chance in the 10th minute, falling to his left to corral a shot from Hollinger-Janzen.
Six minutes into the second half, junior midfielder Sebastian Brems picked off a pass in the midfield and threaded a through-ball up to forward Abdou Mbacke Thiam but the freshman's right-footed attempt was too high.
Coly took the squad's first shot of the game at the 31-minute mark, firing from 30 yards out but his shot sailed over the crossbar. Awuah found space at the top of the box with four minutes remaining in the first period but fired a shot that slipped wide right of the net.
In the 71nd minute, senior midfielder Tyler Leeman found space on the right of the box and put a shot on target that was saved by Webb.
The Huskies had two late chances in the waning seconds as Levene pushed up and put a header toward frame that was just inches high of the bar.
Overall, Indiana out-shot the Huskies, 16-to-7, and held a 7-to-2 edge on corners.
The Hoosiers pull even in the all-time series, moving to 3-3-1 and also grabbed their first-ever win over the Huskies in NCAA Tournament play.
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