NOTRE DAME, Ind., SEPT. 6, 2015 – The USF men’s soccer team fell to No. 18 Indiana, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon at the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament in Notre Dame, Ind.
Sunday’s contest finished off a tough stretch of games for the Bulls that consisted of three consecutive ranked opponents in the span of a week. No. 24 USF defeated No. 3 Georgetown in a weather-postponed game on Monday morning before traveling to take on No. 5 Notre Dame on Friday.
The Bulls struggled to generate offense against a stingy Hoosiers’ back line as Indiana goalkeeper Colin Webb only had to make one save in the game.
Junior forward Nazeem Bartman led USF in shots for the third straight game, posting three on the afternoon.
The Bulls and Hoosiers played a pretty even first half, with both sides generating a couple of chances. USF posted five of its eight total shots and three corner kicks in the opening 45 minutes, but was unable to put a ball on frame.
Indiana scored the only goal of the first half in the 14thminute when Femi Hollinger-Janzen tapped in a low cross from Billy McConnell for his first goal of the season.
The Hoosiers added to their lead in the second half on a goal by Grant Lillard in the 63rd minute. Lillard put home a loose ball from just outside the six-yard box to give Indiana a two-goal cushion that they would keep for the remainder of the match.
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