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Boys In Blue Move To Seven Unbeaten Across All Competitions

May 18, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Indy Eleven News Release


INDIANAPOLIS - Indy Eleven scored early and scored often on its way to a 4-1 victory over Hartford Athletic Saturday night at Carroll Stadium. With the win, Indy improves to 5-4-2 in 2024, while Hartford falls to 3-6-0.

The opening goal came in the third minute by way of a Jack Blake penalty kick to give him a team-leading five tallies this season. He has now converted on seven career penalties in USLC regular season action. Benjamin Ofeimu went on to double the lead with what proved to be the match winner for the home side, scoring off one of Indy's season-high 12 corners in the match for his first goal in the Circle City.

The Boys in Blue have 12 first-half goals this season, the second highest total in league play (Charleston, 16).

Scoring continued in the second half with who other than league assist leader Aedan Stanley connecting with Douglas Martinez for an insurance goal in the 54th minute. The helper was the sixth for Stanley and the goal was the third for Martinez. The final goal came from Augi Williams off a Younes Boudadi assist to put him atop the Boys in Blue's scoring column alongside Blake.

Hartford was able to get one back as Michee Ngalina scored in the 80th minute.

Williams and Blake led the Boys in Blue with four shots apiece, while Hunter Sulte registered three saves in goal.

Indy is now riding a seven-game unbeaten streak across all competitions, and five games in USL Championship action.

The Boys in Blue have scored in 11 straight USLC matches to open the 2024 season, bringing their total to 21. It is the longest run overall within the same USLC season for the club since a 12-game streak in 2022. In total, Indy has scored in 14 straight regular USLC season matches dating back to Sept. 30, 2023, the longest streak since joining the league for the 2018 season.

The Boys in Blue step out of USL Championship action to host Detroit City FC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Tickets are available here. The match will stream on USSoccer.com.

USL Championship Regular Season

Indy Eleven 4:1 Hartford Athletic

Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 7 p.m. ET 

Michael A. Carroll Stadium | Indianapolis, Indiana

2024 USL Championship Records

Indy Eleven: 5-4-2, 17 pts (+2)

Hartford Athletic: 3-6-0, 9 pts (-12)

Scoring Summary

IND - Jack Blake (penalty) 3'

IND - Ben Ofeimu 45+3'

IND - Douglas Martinez (Aedan Stanley) 54'

IND - Augi Williams (Younes Boudadi) 58'

HFD - Michee Ngalina 78'

Discipline Summary

IND - Augi Williams (caution) 11'

IND - Adrian Diz Pe (caution) 15'

HFD - Bench (caution) 23′

HFD - Thomas Vancaeyezeele (caution) 82'

HFD - Bench (ejection) 90′

Indy Eleven line-up (4-3-3): Hunter Sulte, Adrian Diz Pe, Josh O'Brien, Benjamin Ofeimu, Younes Boudadi (Ben Mines 84'), Aedan Stanley, Jack Blake (Max Schneider 77'), Cam Lindley (captain), Sebastian Guenzatti (Laurence Wootton 64'), Augi Williams (Elliot Collier 64'), Douglas Martinez (Tega Ikoba 64')

Indy Subs: Yannik Oettl, Tyler Gibson, Logan Neidlinger, Jai Dindiyal

Hartford Athletic line-up: Renan Ribeiro, Jordan Scarlett, Triston Hodge (Emmanuel Samadia 45'), Thomas Vancaeyezeele, Rece Buckmaster, Marlon Hairston (Marcus Epps 57'), Anderson Asiedu (Beverly Makangila 57'), Jay Chapman (Daniel Berrera 74'), Deshane Beckford, Michee Ngalina, Romario Williams (Kyle Edwards 69')

Hartford subs: Greg Monroe, Joe Akpunonu


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