Maouloune Goumballe's strike bounced off Portland goalkeeper George Tasouris' hands, tapped the post, and trickled over the goal line before landing safely in the hands of the scrambling keeper.
The referee initially ruled it a no-goal, but to make sure, the call was handed over to replay review — seconds didn't leave enough time to make an accurate decision.
Was No. 21 Indiana in dire need of this goal? Yes, and somewhat no.
The Hoosiers maintained a slight 3-2 lead, and another score would provide an even better cushion. But with Goumballe's shot coming ever so close — rapidly within a minute into the second half — seemingly Indiana's high-scoring engine would continue motoring. It had already pushed across three goals in 45 minutes.
No goal. The call on the field stood.
Okay, what about Samuel Sarver's two free kicks later in the match?
No goals. Both shots sailed just over the crossbar.
Ryan Wittenbrink's pass into the 18-yard box toward two teammates?
Again, no goal. The ball evaded defenders and attackers alike before clanking off the side post.
"We created a heck of a lot of chances," Indiana head coach Todd Yeagley said following Tuesday night's home-opener.
Yeagley was right. The Hoosiers out-shot Portland 15-2 in the second half. And yet, none of Indiana's 15 strikes found the back of the net. Meanwhile, one of Portland's mere two shots resulted in a goal — the equalizer that shifted the match into a 3-3 draw after 90 minutes.
"It's just really disappointing," Yeagley said. "The locker room is not in a good place because that's a game that we had. So that's the negative."