BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Rutgers men’s soccer (5-7-3, 3-4-1 B1G) fell to Indiana (8-4-4, 4-2-2 B1G) to finish up the 2023 regular season. Curt Calov found the back of the net for the Scarlet Knights at the end of the first half to score the lone goal of the day for the team.
The Hoosiers came out hot, scoring two goals in the first 23 minutes of play.
The Scarlet Knights continued to battle for the remainder of the first half, defending multiple IU offensive chances and creating opportunities of their own on offense. With just second left in the first 45 minutes, Calov broke through with a goal off a pass from Jason Bouregy to get RU on the board and cut the lead, 2-1.
45′ | What a strike 👌
Calov breaks through just before halftime to get RU on the board!
— Rutgers Men’s Soccer (@RUMensSoccer) October 29, 2023
The two teams were evenly matches to start the second half, in soggy conditions at Bill Armstrong Stadium. However, Indiana continued to attack and scored two goals in the final seven minutes of play to seal the 4-1 victory.
5′ | (IU) Hugo Bacharach – Joey Maher
23′ | (IU) Collins Oduro – Maouloune Goumballe
45′ | (RU) Curt Calov – Jason Bouregy
83′ | (IU) Patrick McDonald – unassisted
90′ | (IU) Samuel Sarver – Hugo Bacharach
- Calov’s goal marks his third since arriving “On The Banks” and the 11th of his career. He registered eight goals in his first two seasons at the collegiate level with Syracuse.
- The junior led the Scarlet Knights with two shots in addition to two attempts on goal.
- Ciaran Dalton made eight saves against Indiana, his second highest total of the season. He leads the goalkeeper unit with 50 saves and made 3+ stops in 10 outings this fall.
- The freshmen continued to show out as Nick Collins and Erick Ruiz both earned starts against the Hoosiers on the back line. Francsco Di Ponzio and Luciano Sanchez also came in off the bench for the Scarlet Knights. The group of five rookies have collectively played 2,930 minutes on the pitch and combined for 31 starts.
- Matthew Acosta, Curt Calov and Ciaran Dalton played all 90 minutes on Sunday afternoon.