The St. Francis Brooklyn College men saw their season come to an end Sunday as Indiana University prevailed in a penalty-kick tie-breaker.
IU won the shootout, 3-1, after the teams played to a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes.
“I’m so proud of the boys,” St. Francis head coach Tom Giovatto said. “Their effort all year was incredible, and their fight was just unbelievable. They never give up and play till the last second. We knew how good Indiana was and how good they are. We came in with a game plan. Our guys followed it to a tee.”
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Victor Bezerra gave Indiana the lead in the 35th minute.
The Terriers equalized in the 78th minute on El-Mahdi Youssoufi’s goal. Youssoufi also struck for the tying score in the 2-1 comeback win over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Thursday night.
“I thought we frustrated Indiana,” Giovatto said. “I think we had the better of the opportunities in the game. A little unfortunate. They have the best keeper in the country, and he proved it today.”