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Indiana wins NCAA men's soccer title

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HOOVER, Ala. -

Nikita Kotlov scored off a header pass from Eriq Zavaleta midway through the second half to give Indiana a 1-0 victory over Georgetown on Sunday to win the NCAA men's soccer championship.

It is the eighth championship for the Hoosiers (16-5-3), their first since 2004.

Indiana midfielder Patrick Doody lofted a crossing pass to the right of the goal that brought Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Gomez out from the net.

Zavaleta got to the ball before the Hoyas' Jimmy Nealis, sending a header to Kotlov that he easily kicked into the open net.

The best scoring opportunity for Georgetown (19-4-3) came in the first half when Tyler Rudy sent a straight-on shot that diving Indiana goalkeeper Luis Soffner barely stopped with his fingertips.

It was the third consecutive 1-0 victory for the Hoosiers. Indiana allowed a total of two goals in its five NCAA tournament games.

UPDATE: The Hoosiers were scheduled for a welcome celebration in Assembly Hall Sunday night.  Due a flight delay in Nashville, TN, that reception has been postponed, according to the university's official Twitter page.

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