Indiana defeats Indy Eleven in 9-v-9 scrimmage
Redshirt sophomore center back Derek Creviston has yet to register a point in 22 official games for the Indiana Hoosiers, but his goal in a 9-v-9 scrimmage at John Mellancamp Pavilion Friday night held up as the winner to beat NASL club Indy Eleven.
Creviston’s flicked header came off a corner kick from Tanner Thompson, who opened the scoring in the 38th minute on a curling free kick from outside the box.
Indy Eleven midfielder Dylan Mares, who played at Louisville and Indiana in his college career, found an equalizer in the 45th minute in his return to Bloomington but it wasn’t enough to beat the home side on the indoor gridiron field in a match played in three 30-minute periods.
Part of IU’s annual Coaching Symposium, the game was moved indoors and closed to the public because of field conditions.
The Hoosiers match against USL club Louisville FC earlier in the week was also moved inside. Indiana lost that game 3-2 with Cory Thomas and Richard Ballard chipping in goals.
Indiana doesn’t play again until April when they have a busy month of games scheduled against Wright State, Notre Dame, Butler and the Mexico U-20 team.