Hoosiers, Snow nip Huskies 2-1

By Bob Regan

Huskie soccer coach Willy Roy and his players dropped a tough match last night to Indiana down in Bloomington, Ind., by a narrow 2-1 margin.

The Hoosiers were rated No. 2 nationally going into the contest and were taken by surprise.

IU’s star forward Ken Snow continued to dominate the field once again by scoring both Hoosier goals, making it look as though IU is a one-man team.

Snow started all scoring at 11:31 with a 16-yard unassisted goal resulting from a free kick.

NIU’s Preben Halle followed suit about three minutes later after intercepting the ball from an IU player and firing a shot from 18 yards for the Huskies first and last goal in the game.

Coach Roy said the game was played pretty much evenly in the first half, but IU took control in the second half and tamed the Huskies.

Snow continued to cover the field in the second half and scored the Hoosiers second goal with 15 minutes to go in the match. The assist came from Herb Haller which led to the eight-yard header by Snow.

Snow’s statistics are even more impressive as a result of his two goals. The IU forward now has 15 points on seven goals and one assist in only five games.

Coach Roy was impressed by the IU team but admitted the Hoosiers had a much deeper bench than NIU, and it showed late in the game.

“We hung in there,” Roy said. “And we had our opportunities to score.”

Huskie goalkeeper Markus Roy had six direct shots on goal, only letting the two shots by Snow pass by.

IU opted to use two goalies. Both goalies had three direct shots at them to tie NIU with six shots on goal.

NIU’s soccer team received nothing but compliments from both Indiana sportswriters and IU fans who witnessed the scare NIU was giving the Hoosiers.

With last night’s loss, the Huskie record dropped to 2-3-0 overall and remains 0-2-0 in the Big Central Soccer Conference.

IU boosted its record to 4-0-1 after the win but might see its national rating drop as a result of the close contest.

The NIU-IU game can be seen tonight on SportsVision by tape delay cablecast at 8:00 p.m.

Mike Liederman will handle the play-by-play while former Huskie goalie Pete Mannos (1972-75) does the color commentary.