It is time. On Sunday evening, the Quest For Nine commences.
After what has been an unbelievably long and draining calendar year for Indiana men’s soccer and its fans, the wait is over. Sure, IU claimed its third-straight Big Ten Double — a feat that deserves significant praise — after defeating Penn State two weeks ago via penalty kicks in the Big Ten Tournament finals.
But anyone who follows the Hoosiers knows what the ultimate goal is each season: a ninth NCAA title.
With that, let’s dive into another installment of The Q49 Journal.
Up first: St. Francis Brooklyn
History took place Thursday night when St. Francis Brooklyn defeated Milwaukee, 2-1, in overtime to claim the Terriers’ first NCAA Tournament victory since 1978. El Mahdi Youssoufi scored an improbable equalizer in the 89th to force overtime. Then, in the 105th minute, Ivan Tapuskovic buried the golden goal to lift…