On Tuesday evening the IU men’s soccer team entered its home match with the Evansville Purple Aces looking to rebound after suffering its first Big Ten loss in a few seasons to Maryland back on Friday. The Hoosiers did just that and in a big way, dominating the Purple Aces 5-1.
The first goal of the night came pretty quickly. Just 53 seconds into the match Spencer Glass raced into the box, received a pass from Herbert Endeley and fired it into the back of the net to put the Hoosiers ahead.
The IU attack didn’t stop there. Victor Bezerra and A.J. Palazzolo each bagged goals of their own to make the lead 3-0 at the halftime break.
Evansville opened the second-half scoring as it was awarded a penalty kick in the 63rd minute and made the most of tyhe opportunity. That would also close the scoring for the Purple Aces. The Hoosiers, however, weren’t quite done yet.
Just a few minutes later Thomas Warr finally opened his account for the season. It’s been an odd year for the junior to this point as he was one of IU’s leading goalscorers in the preseason though he hadn’t managed to score in a game for the Hoosiers until Tuesday.
In garbage time IU managed to get a fifth goal. In the 89th minute redshirt freshman Trey Kapsalis knocked in the first goal of his career to make the final score 5-1. It was the first time that the Cathedral HS alumnus had made an appearance as a Hoosier.
Up next for the Hoosiers is a home match against rutger on Friday. The Scarlet Knights aren’t actually inept on the pitch as they hold a record of 7-4-3 on the season though they’re just 1-4-1 in the conference. Their lone Big Ten win came over Wisconsin.