SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Two-time defending champion Indiana took a 2-0 lead and went on to a 4-0 victory over San Jose State in a first round NCAA Men's College Cup game at Buck Shaw Stadium.
The Hoosiers, 14-6 overall, will meet Washington in the second round.
Indiana grabbed a 1-0 lead just 4:39 into the game when Pat Noonan took a long pass from Justin Tauber, worked past one defender and scored on a 15 yard shot into the upper left corner of the net.
The Hoosiers made it 2-0 at 19:15 when Matt Fundenberger headed in a free kick from Ryan Mack.
"This whole game revolved around one simple fact," commented SJSU head coach Gary St. Clair, "they got up 2-0 early. All we needed to do was score one goal and it would've changed the complexion of the game."
In the second half, John Swann scored following Marcus Chorvat's corner kick at the 65:51 mark, and Indiana ended the scoring at 85:40 when Mack scored after taking a pass from Noonan.
San Jose State (21-1-1) outshot Indiana, 21-11. T.J. Hanning had six saves for Indiana.
Spartan midfielder Jorge Martinez said the opportunities were there but San Jose State wasn't able to capitalize. "We've been creating chances all season and taking advantage of them. I had the chances I've had in other games but couldn't put them in."
Indiana 2 2 -- 4 San Jose State 0 0 -- 0
IU -- Pat Noonan (Justin Tauber), 4:39. IU -- Matt Fundenberger (Ryan Mack), 19:15. IU -- John Swann (Marcus Chorvat), 65:51. IU -- Ryan Mack (Pat Noonan), 85:40.
Shots -- SJSU 21, IU 11. Saves -- IU 6 (T.J. Hannig 6), SJSU 2 (Chris Humphreys 2). Corner kicks -- IU 4, SJSU 5. Fouls -- IU 23, SJSU
17. Attendance -- 1,383. Records -- Indiana 14-6, San Jose State 21-1-1.