INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Missouri S&T had its share of opportunities Friday night – including two shots that drew iron – but was unable to get a shot between the pipes as its season ended in the Great Lakes Valley Conference semifinals in a 1-0 loss to Indianapolis.
The Miners, who bumped off top-seeded Rockhurst to reach the semifinals, saw their season come to an end with a record of 8-7-3 to the same team that eliminated them from the tournament a year ago in the first round.
The Greyhounds (12-5-1) scored the only goal of the contest in the middle of the first half, getting a goal from Javier Steinwascher in the 25th minute, as he got a pass from Benjamin Sierra and hit it past S&T goalkeeper Aaron Hohenstein (St. Louis, MO/Lutheran South).
S&T had plenty of opportunities in the first half, with the best chance coming in the 39th minute when Felipe Andrade (Belo Horizonte, Brazil/) had a shot ring off the goal post. Then in the 65th minute, Unnar Ulfarsson (Gardabaer, Iceland/Fjolnir Reykjavik) hit a direct free kick off the crossbar.
Moments after the shot of the crossbar, Bryce Johnson (O'Fallon, MO/Fort Zumwalt South) had a shot saved by UIndy keeper Miles Palmer as he came across the net to make the stop. The Miners also had two corner kick chances in the final three minutes as they continued to put pressure on the Greyhounds in an effort to get the tying goal.
Missouri S&T had an 18-14 advantage in shots in the game – four of them by Johnson -- and had eight corner kick chances. Hohenstein, one of four seniors on the Miner roster, was credited with four saves.