Wildcats Fall To Hoosiers In Double-Overtime
Men's soccer finishes 1999 campaign at 13-7-1.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (Nov. 21, 1999) -- The University of Kentucky men's soccer team dropped a heartbreaking 1-0 double-overtime decision to second-ranked Indiana on Sunday in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
After over 100 minutes of scoreless soccer, Indiana's All-American forward Aleksey Korol pushed a slow-rolling two-yard shot over the UK goal line to give the defending champions the win in the 113th minute.
"I'm so proud of the effort our players gave today," UK Coach Ian Collins said. "Their work was unbelievable. Whoever was going to win today needed to get a couple of breaks, and we just didn't get them."
"I wish I could say this was a moral victory," UK senior Lee Baker said. "But it isn't. This loss is going to hurt for a very long time."
UK's offensive attack had been hampered in regulation, when striker Jason Bell was ejected after receiving his second yellow card of the match. The defense was then dealt a blow just minutes before the game-winner, when back Rob Frey was forced to leave the field with a leg injury.
Indiana is now 41-3 all-time in NCAA Tournament games in Bloomington and moves to 17-3 on the year, while UK finishes its 1999 campaign at 13-7-1.
NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament First Round Bloomington, Ind. 1 2 1OT 2OT F Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0 Indiana 0 0 0 1 1 Goals: IU - Aleksey Korol (Yuri Lavinenko) 112:15