Indiana tops Howard for soccer title

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The Free Lance-Star

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP)—Sean Shapert's penalty-kick goal with 10:06 to play in the first half gave Indiana a 1-0 victory over Howard University Sunday for the NCAA Division I soccer championship.

Shapert beat Bison goalkeeper Shaka Hislop with a hard shot to the right corner. The Hoosiers were awarded a controversial penalty shot after Howard's Michael Williams was called for tripping Han Roest just inside the penalty box.

Shapert's ninth goal of the season gave the No. 9 Hoosiers their third national title.

Indiana, playing the final on its home field, had an 11-9 edge in shots on goal and finished the season 19-3-3. Howard, which had a 24-game unbeaten streak snapped with the loss, wound up 19-1-1.