Indiana turned up the pressure during the second half of Thursday’s third-round matchup with Marquette and came away rewarded with a trip to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.
Goals by Herbert Endeley and Maouloune Goumballe, combined with another strong performance from goalkeeper Roman Celentano lifted the third-seeded Hoosiers to a 2-1 victory over Marquette and secured the program’s fourth trip to the quarterfinals in the Todd Yeagley era.
Marquette struck first when A.J. Franklin scored off a counter, beating Celentano to the top corner just before halftime. But IU answered midway through the second half when Endeley finished off a pretty setup from Victor Bezerra. Then, with just over 10 minutes to play, Goumballe buried a centered ball to put the Hoosiers in front.
Nyk Sessock and Joe Schmidt also recorded shots on goal for the Hoosiers. Celentano finished with three saves.
Things got chippy as the match unfolded — particularly during the second half — as a total of 11 yellow cards were doled out.
IU will face the winner between Virginia Tech and Seton Hall on Monday.