Wisconsin and Penn State each notched big wins in the opening round of the NCAA men’s soccer tournament. Northwestern and Indiana, the reigning NCAA and Big Ten champions, fell to Akron 3-2. Catch up on all of Thursday’s NCAA men’s soccer action in this post.
Wisconsin men’s soccer opened up the NCAA Tournament with a huge victory as Chris Prince scored a first-half goal in a 1-0 win over Milwaukee Thursday night. Max Jentsch recorded three saves for the Badgers. Wisconsin will advance to the NCAA Second Round and take on Notre Dame at 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 24.
No. 16 Penn State men’s soccer posted its second straight shutout as Eli Dennis (Easton, Md.) scored a first-half goal in a 1-0 win over St. Francis Brooklyn on Thursday night at Jeffrey Field. Penn State moves on to the NCAA Second Round to take on 10th-seeded UC Santa Barbara.
Northwestern saw its season come to an end Thursday in a tough 3-2 overtime loss to Bradley in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats (10-8-3) came back to tie the game twice to eventually force overtime before seeing the Braves (14-6-2) escape with a victory.
A valiant second-half comeback by the Indiana men’s soccer team fell just short as the Hoosiers dropped a 3-2 decision to Akron Thursday night at FirstEnergy Stadium-Cub Cadet Field in Akron, Ohio in round one of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Hoosiers finish the season at 8-12-2, while Akron improves to 17-3-1.