Dec. 2, 2008
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QUEENS, N.Y. -
After a win in the NCAA Round of 16, the third-seeded St. John's men's soccer team will host sixth-seeded Indiana in the NCAA Quarterfinals. The two teams will take to the field at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6. After defeating BU, 1-0, in the second round, St. John's (18-2-3) defeated UC Irvine, 3-2, in the Round of 16. Indiana defeated Michigan, 3-0, in the Round of 16 after defeating Saint Louis, 2-0, in the second round.
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Stat Of The Week
0.40, .901: The goals against average and save percentage of St. John's, both of which rank first in the country.
Inside The SeriesThis will be the fifth meeting between the two teams in a series that began in 2001. The all-time series is even at 2-2-0.
This will also be the third time that the teams have met in the NCAA Tournament, with both of those meetings coming in the College Cup.
Indiana defeated St. John's in double overtime, 2-1, in the 2001 NCAA Semifinals. The Hoosiers were also victorious, 2-1, in the 2003 NCAA Finals.
St. John's won the first-ever meeting, 2-1, at Indiana in 2001 and also won 3-0 at home in 2002.
Scouting The Indiana HoosiersIndiana (14-6-3) received an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament. The Hoosiers defeated Ohio State and Michigan to reach the Big Ten Championship game, but fell in the title game to Michigan State, 1-0.
After a first round bye in the NCAA Tournament, Indiana is coming off a 2-0 win against Saint Louis in the second round and a 3-0 win against Michigan in the Round of 16.
Andy Adlard leads the offense with seven goals and five assists.
Will Bruin (6g, 0a), Kevin Noschang (4g, 1a) and John Mellencamp (4g, 1a) help pace the offense.
Chay Cain is 14-6-3 with a 0.88 goals against average and 10 shutouts.
St. John's In The NCAA Tournament
St. John's is making its 16th NCAA Tournament appearance, all under head coach Dr. Dave Masur. The Red Storm has posted a 24-14-1 record in the tournament.
St. John's won the 1996 NCAA National Championship and has two other appearances in the College Cup (2001 and 2003).
From 1996-2005, the Red Storm was the only program in the country to reach 10-consecutive NCAA Rounds of 16.
The NCAA Tournament In QueensThis is the 22nd NCAA Tournament game that St. John's has hosted.
The Red Storm is 16-4-1 all-time at home in the tournament and is unbeaten (8-0-1) in its last 9 NCAA contests in Queens.
Wegge Gundhus Tallies Second-Straight NCAA Tournament Game-WinnerAfter becoming the tenth different St. John's player to notch a game-winner in the Red Storm's 1-0 second round win against BU, Sverre Wegge Gundhus tallied the game-winner in a 3-2 win against UC Irvine.
Wegge Gundhus has two goals and one assist for a team-best five points in the squad's two NCAA Tournament games.