BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - After earning a pair of NCAA tournament wins to make it to the round of 16, the journey for the 20th-ranked Air Force Falcons came to an end at the feet of second-seed and top-ranked Indiana, 2-0, on Sunday at Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington, Ind.
The Hoosiers showed why they are the top-ranked team in the nation early on as Austin Panchot scored the first goal of the match in just the sixth minute on the assist from Trevor Swartz and Timmy Mehl. IU made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute as Mehl got a head on the ball on the far post following the cross from Swartz.
In the second half, the stout Indiana defense took over, holding Air Force to just four shots. The Falcons defense held as well, allowing just one shot on goal in the final 45 minutes.
Indiana outshot Air Force, 13-9, on the afternoon. Air Force held the advantage in corner kicks, 10-5, but managed just one shot on goal in the match. Air Force's Andrea Seazzu made a pair of saves in the match.
Air Force ends its season with a record of 17-5-0. The 17 wins is the post in program history and the class of 2019 finished their careers with a record 52 wins. Indiana advances to host either Notre Dame or Virginia next weekend for the chance to advance to the 2018 College Cup in Santa Barbara, Calif.