So you cannot have that quality of broadcast in an important game to go to a Final 4/ College Cup in the year 2021. Without replay we could not see if The Hall shot actually went in that hit crossbar the 2nd time. Water on the lens for like 15 minutes. Playing in a park atmosphere? They said no replay because of a Satellite truck?? Gal’s Lacrosse, Field Hockey and Beach Volleyball get more respect than that.
Indiana is good, they are class, pirates out shot them by a lot but Indiana was composed especially after the pause. Learning experience for SHU, Indiana has been here before and they knew what to expect and knew what they had to do. As disappointing as it is, shu is still building the program, they took a huge step in the right direction.
Great effort guys! One helluva run! A shame that the game was played/delayed in those conditions. Part of me thinks things could have gone differently. Proud of the team and looking forward to continued success next season.
Fantastic season and very encouraging to see that we clearly belonged on the field with some of the best teams in the country. These weren't smash and grab wins that saw us pinned back for 80+ minutes. We had possession, we created shots, we created chances. We dictated the play for large portions of every game and that shows me this year's success is sustainable. As long as we keep coach Lindberg at the Hall, there's good reason to believe this is only the beginning.
To compare our success this season to the professional ranks, there are very few clubs in the world who would be disappointed in a season that ended with a league title and a trip to the last 8 of the Champions League.
Seton Hall was blanked by Indiana, 2-0. but the Pirates enjoyed an incredible season that resulted in a BIG EAST Tournament championship and their longest NCAA run in over 30 years.
No. 6 Pirates See Magical Season End in NCAA Quarterfinals
Cary, N.C. - The magical Seton Hall men's soccer season came to an end in the NCAA Championship quarterfinals as the No. 6 seed Pirates fell to No. 3 seed Indiana, 2-0, Monday night at WakeMed Soccer Park Field 4.
Seton Hall had more opportunities throughout the match with 14 shots and six on goal, but the Hoosiers were able to convert on two of their three total shots in the match.
The Pirates conclude their great season with a 10-2-4 record, a BIG EAST Tournament championship and their first NCAA quarterfinals appearance since 1988.
With 3:12 remaining in the first half, lightning was seen in the area, and a torrential downpour forced a match delay. After nearly an hour, the two teams came back out, and Ryan Wittenbrink had enough space to get into the box and strike a shot that seemingly went off a defender and found the right post for a goal.
After an abbreviated halftime, Indiana scored its second goal in the 58th minute. The Pirates had opportunities to strike and get back into the match, but Indiana's keeper Roman Celentano was up to the task with six saves.
44' - Wittenbrink (5) - Drove into the box, shook defender free, got right-footed kick off, bounced off defender, tucked into right post.
58' - Warr (2) from Goumballe - Ground cross from inside the box near side, finished on the far side with the right foot.
Inside the Numbers
Seton Hall had the 13-3 shot advantage, including 6-3 on shots on goal, but the Hoosiers converted two of their shots on goal.
Freshman Raz Amir led the Pirates with three shots, one of which was on goal.
The Pirates also had the corners advantage, 5-1.
News & Notes
This was Seton Hall's first NCAA Championship quarterfinal appearance since 1988, which also was against Indiana. Back then, the Hoosiers also won, 3-1.
The loss snapped Seton Hall's 10-match unbeaten streak. The Pirates had not lost since a 2-1 overtime defeat at No. 5 Georgetown on March 3.
This was just the second time this season that the Pirates were shut out. They also failed to score on March 6 at Connecticut, which was a 0-0 draw.
The Pirates also saw their four-match unbeaten streak against nationally ranked opponents come to an end. They finish the season 3-2-1 against nationally ranked teams.
This is why it's so important for us as fans and alums to financially help the school whenever possible.
These young men and women represent both Seton Hall and the fanbase and when they succeed they give us so much joy and excitement. A small price for us to pay to support them to the best of our ability.