Soccer Meets Indiana This Wednesday Night
Oct. 2, 2007
Wednesday, October 3 * 7:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Central
Bloomington, Ind.- A huge college soccer showdown will take place on the Indiana campus this Wednesday night, as one of the nation's rising teams takes on one of the country's premier programs when UIC and Indiana tangle at Armstrong Stadium.
Kickoff takes place at 7:00 p.m. Eastern.
This will be the first meeting between the two teams as Division I opponents. Indiana is 3-0 against UIC, but the last meeting occurred on Oct. 21, 1977 when UIC was a Division II athletic program.
UIC has made national noise with four Top 25 victories on the road in the last two years, beating the likes of ranked foes Loyola Marymount, Creighton, Saint Louis and UC Santa Barbara since 2005. UIC has gone 4-2-0 in road games versus Top 25 teams under UIC head coach John Trask.
Indiana, a consensus No. 17 in this week's four national polls, was ranked as high as No. 2 earlier this season. The Hoosiers, who own a win over then-No. 1 UCLA this year, are 2-1-1 at home.
Armstrong Stadium is familiar territory for UIC's coaching staff. Trask and assistant coaches Sean Phillips and Aleksey Korol all played for Indiana, while Trask and Phillips cut their coaching teeth on the Hoosier staff.
The Flames will bring an aggressive and balanced offense into Hoosier country. Seven different players have accounted for UIC's 15 goals, while UIC has a whopping 121-57 shot advantage through eight matches. UIC launched 43 attempts in the last two matches alone.
For more information on UIC's huge non-conference road contest against the seven-time national champion Hoosiers, check out the updated match notes above.