Nov. 11, 2005
Indiana's Jacob Peterson scored two first half goals against Ohio State to send the Hoosiers to Sunday's Championship Final. Peterson's goals came in the 14th and 27th minute, and Josh Tuleda added an insurance goal late in the game for the final 3-0 score.
Indiana's first goal came when Tuleda drove a ball across the box on the ground and Peterson ran onto it and hit a hard low shot into the far side netting of the goal to put the Hoosiers ahead 1-0.
Just a few minutes later, a miscue by the Ohio State back line led to a dangerous opportunity for the Hoosiers as Lee Nguyen found himself in alone on goal, but couldn't put the ball on frame behind Buckeye goalkeeper Ray Burse, Jr.
Peterson struck again when a through ball put him in behind the defense and alone on Burse. Peterson's shot hit the back of the net and gave the Hoosiers a 2-0 lead heading into halftime.
In the second half, the Buckeyes came within inches of cutting the lead in half. Reid Traeger beat a defender on the left corner of the box and fired a curving shot that seemed goal-bound, but hit the corner of the crossbar.
The final goal came in the 87th minute, as Ohio State was concentrating their efforts on offense. Indiana took advantage of a counterattack and freshman Kevin Noschang carried the ball down the left side of the field and slotted it to Tuleda, who was making a late run. Noschang drew Burse out of the net and Tuleda finished his pass for the final score of 3-0.