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Indy Eleven Downed by Charleston Battery

April 13, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
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INDIANAPOLIS - Indy Eleven fell, 4-2, to USL Championship Eastern Conference leader Charleston Battery on Saturday evening at Carroll Stadium. Charleston improves to 4-0-3 on the season, while Indy moves to 1-4-1.

The first half saw a flurry of goals including back-to-back strikes from the Boys in Blue in the 27th and 28th minutes of action.

After going down early in the 19th minute off an Emilio Ycaza tally, Tega Ikoba found the back of the net for his first goal in an Indy Eleven uniform thanks to a through ball at the top of the 18-yard box. Just over a minute later, Sebastian Guenzatti moved himself up to a tie for sixth all-time in the USL Championship regular season rankings with his 72nd career goal. His second goal of the season was a diving header struck from the back post.

Max Schneider (Ikoba) and Aedan Stanley (Guenzatti) picked up assists on the goals, to bring their season totals to a team-high two apiece.

Despite Charleston holding 58% of the possession in the first frame, Indy out shot the visitors 10-3, with a 4-3 advantage in shots on target.

The second half went in favor of Charleston, after scoring got started with an own goal in the 75th minute and an insurance strike from MD Myers in the 86th.

Indy finished with the 18-14 shot advantage, including 7-5 on frame. Jack Blake registered a game-high four shots, with a pair on frame. Ikoba, Guenzatti and Augi Williams accounted for three apiece.

The Boys in Blue take a hiatus from USL Championship action to travel to Chicago Fire II Wednesday for Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup action. League play resumes Saturday, April 20 at Western Conference foe Colorado Spring Switchbacks SC.

USL Championship Regular Season

Indy Eleven 2:4 Charleston Battery

Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 7 p.m. ET 

Carroll Stadium - Indianapolis

2024 USL Championship Records

Indy Eleven: 1-4-1 (-5), 4 pts Eastern Conference

Charleston Battery: 4-0-3 (+8), 15 pts Eastern Conference

Scoring Summary

CHS - Emilio Ycaza (Nick Markanich) 19'

IND - Tega Ikoba (Max Schneider) 27'

IND - Sebastian Guenzatti (Aedan Stanley) 28'

CHS - Nick Markanich 45+2'

CHS - Own goal 75'

CHS - MD Myers (Emilio Ycaza) 86'

Discipline Summary

CHS - Chris Allan (caution) 31'

IND - Callum Chapman-Page (caution) 45+2'

IND - Jack Blake (caution) 52'

IND - Aedan Stanley (caution) 68'

CHS - Graham Smith (caution) 78'

IND - Macca King (caution) 90+1'

Indy Eleven line-up (4-3-3): Yannik Oettl, Aedan Stanley, Adrian Diz Pe, Callum Chapman-Page, Younes Boudadi (Macca King 45'), Jack Blake, Tyler Gibson (captain) (Ben Mines 79'), Max Schneider (Douglas Martinez 65'), Tega Ikoba, Sebastian Guenzatti, Augi Williams

Indy Subs: Hunter Sulte, Elliot Collier, Banjamin Ofeimu, Laurence Wooton

Charleston line-up: Adam Grinwis, Nathan Dossantos, Graham Smith, Leland Archer, Mark Segbers, Chris Allen (Robbie Crawford 65'), Aaron Molloy, Emilio Ycaza, Diego Gutierrez (Jake LaCava 59'), MD Myers (Matthew Dean 87'), Nick Markanich (Josh Drack 87')

Charleston Subs: Baedyn Cobb, Daniel Kuzemka, Sebastian Palma


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