Indiana Upsets Tar Heels To Reach College Cup.
Sophomore forward Eriq Zavaleta claimed the game winner in the 60th minute when he headed his own rebound past goalkeeper Scott Goodwin.
Indiana’s Patrick Doody sent a ball into the box where freshman defender Jonathan Campbell was battling Zavaleta for position. Goodwin charged toward the cross before putting on the brakes and retreating to the net.
Zavaleta connected on a header and Goodwin was in position to get a hand on the ball to keep it out of the net. The rebound went directly to Zavaleta who headed the ball past Goodwin and into the back of the net.
The goal would be all the Hoosiers would need on the night, despite the Tar Heels putting pressure on the IU backline most of the second half.
The Tar Heel defense held Indiana without a shot in the first half but the Hoosiers made up for it early in the second half with a flurry less than 10 minutes into the second session.
The setback is the first for the Tar Heels at Fetzer Field since Sept. 3, 2010, a string of 40 matches, snapping the second-longest streak in NCAA history.
Carolina finishes the season 16-4-3 on the year and fall short of the College Cup for the first time since the 2007 season.
The 2012 senior class finishes their careers with 69 wins in four years, three College Cup appearances and the 2011 national championship.