INDIANA RELEASE

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The No. 1-ranked Indiana University men’s soccer team will face the No. 15 Maryland Terrapins in the College Cup national semifinals on Friday, Dec. 7 at Harder Stadium in Santa Barbara, Calif.

The match is scheduled for a 10:30 p.m. ET start and will be televised live nationally on ESPNU. A live stream of the match can be found on WatchESPN.com, while live stats are available at IUHoosiers.com.

SETTING THE SCENE

  • Indiana beat in-state rival and No. 13-ranked Notre Dame, 1-0, last Friday in Bloomington to advance to the program’s second-straight College Cup and 20th overall.
  • The Hoosiers are unbeaten in the team’s last 38 matches against Big Ten opponents, posting a record of 24-0-14.
  • The Hoosiers won both the Big Ten regular season championship (15th time) and Big Ten Tournament championship (13th time) in the same season for the first time since 2006.
  • Indiana is seeded No. 2 overall for the 2018 NCAA Tournament, marking the 14th time in the

last 16 years since the current seeding format began in 2003 that IU has earned a top-16 seed.

  • The berth for the Hoosiers is the team’s 32nd-straight bid to the NCAA Tournament and the

43rd overall in the program’s history.

SCOUTING THE TERRAPINS

  • The Maryland Terrapins enter Friday’s match with the Hoosiers with an overall record of 11-6-4 on the season.
  • After a 2-2-2 start to the season, Maryland turned it around, finishing the year with a 9-4-2 mark to earn an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament and the No. 11 seed.
  • Maryland beat NC State at home, 2-0, before beating two ranked teams on the road the last two rounds – 2-0 at No. 10 Duke and 1-0 at No. 3 Kentucky – to earn the program’s 14th College Cup.
  • Amar Sejdic leads the team with seven goals on the season, while Chase Gasper has a team-best five assists.
  • Maryland is ranked 17th in the NCAA in goals-against average (0.715) and 116th in scoring offense (1.29).
  • On the year, the Terrapins have out-scored their opponents, 27-16.

SERIES HISTORY

  • In the overall series between the Hoosiers and the Terrapins, Indiana leads 4-2-7.
  • Friday’s match will be the third meeting between Indiana and Maryland this season.
  • During the regular season on Oct. 12 in Bloomington, IU beat Maryland, 2-1, thanks to a brace from Andrew Gutman, which included the match-winner with just 18 second left.
  • In the Big Ten Tournament semifinals, the Hoosiers advanced past the Terrapins, in penalty kicks, 4-3, after playing to a 1-1 draw.
  • Indiana is 1-0-5 in the last six matches against Maryland.
  • IU has played Maryland once in the NCAA Tournament prior to Friday, beating the Terrapins, 3-2, in the 2004 College Cup semifinals in double overtime.
  • John Michael Hayden scored the match-winner with just 48 seconds left in double overtime.

NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY

  • The berth for the Hoosiers is the team’s 32nd-straight bid to the NCAA

Tournament and the 43rd overall in the program’s history.

  • Indiana has an NCAA-best .730 (91-32-5) winning percentage in the

tournament, while the 91 victories are also tops in the NCAA.

  • IU has appeared in 20 College Cups, which leads all Division I teams, and won its eighth national title in 2012.
  • The back-to-back College Cup appearances for IU is the first since 2003-04.

HOOSIERS IN THE COLLEGE CUP SEMIFINALS

  • The College Cup appearance for the Hoosiers is the second-straight for the program and a NCAA-record 20th overall.
  • Indiana has reached the College Cup three time under head coach Todd Yeagley – 2012, 2017, 2018 – winning the program’s eighth NCAA title in 2012.
  • The Hoosiers are 15-4 (.789) all-time in College Cup national semifinal matches.

BIG TEN STREAK

  • The Hoosiers are unbeaten in the team’s last 38 matches against Big Ten opponents, posting a record of 24-0-14.
  • Indiana’s last loss to a league foe was at Ohio State on Oct. 10, 2015.

MUSE MOVING UP

  • With his 12 solo shutouts this season, Trey Muse ranks in a tie for fifth in Indiana history with 30 career blank sheets.
  • Muse’s 30 shutouts are even more impressive considering he has played in only 48 career matches.
  • Muse is tied with Chay Cain and Jay Nolly with 30. Luis Soffner is fourth overall with 32.

SWARTZ DISHING OUT THE ASSISTS

  • Trevor Swartz leads the country in assists with 16.
  • Swartz’s 16 assists are the most for any Hoosier in a season since Sean Shapert had 17 in 1989.
  • Swartz’s six assists in the NCAA Tournament this year are a program record.
  • Swartz’s three assists against UConn in the NCAA Tournament matched the school’s single-match record by a senior and were the most by a senior since Lavrynenko had three against Kentucky in 1999.
  • His three assists also matched Lavrynenko’s NCAA Tournament school record that he set against Evansville in 1996.

FIVE HOOSIERS EARN FIRST-TEAM ALL-NORTH REGION HONORS

  • Five Hoosiers – D Andrew Gutman, GK Trey Muse, MF Francesco Moore, F Griffin Dorsey and F Justin Rennicks – were all named First-Team All-North Region by United Soccer Coaches.
  • Indiana’s five first-team honorees are the most of any team in the nation.

GUTMAN, MUSE NAMED MAC HERMANN TROPHY SEMIFINALISTS

  • Senior D Andrew Gutman and sophomore GK Trey Muse were named two of 15 semifinalists for the 2018 MAC Hermann Trophy. Gutman was just one of four defenders named to the list, while Muse was the only goalkeeper named a semifinalist.
  • The MAC Hermann Trophy, presented by World Wide Technology, is the most prestigious individual award in college soccer and is presented annually to the most outstanding male and female players of the year.
  • In the storied history of Indiana men’s soccer, an IU player has been named the national player of the year 11 times, including IU head coach Todd Yeagley. Last season, Grant Lillard was a runner-up for the award, while in 2016 Tanner Thompson was a semifinalist.

 

HOOSIERS BLANK NOTRE DAME IN NCAA QUARTERFINALS

  • Austin Panchot netted the match-winner for the Hoosiers in the 64th minute to lead the Hoosiers past No. 13 Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.
  • GK Trey Muse made one save en route to posting his 12th solo shutout of the season.