Spartans move on to NCAA quarterfinals

Spartans move on to NCAA quarterfinals

For the first time since 1968, the Michigan State men’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA quarterfinals. The Spartans shut out reigning national runner-up Georgetown, 1-0, Sunday to move two wins away from battling for the national crown. Penn State, the other remaining Big Ten team, lost 2-0 at New Mexico. Catch up on Sunday’s action in this post.

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MICHIGAN STATE 1, GEORGETOWN 0
Earning its program record-tying 13th shutout of the season, the 11th-seeded Michigan State men’s soccer team (14-5-3) outlasted sixth-seeded Georgetown (14-5-2) 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in Washington, D.C. It is the first time the Spartans have advanced the NCAA Tournament Round of Eight since 1968, when they earned a share of the NCAA Championship title. Read full MSUSpartans.com recap.

NEW MEXICO 2, PENN STATE 0
The No. 16 Penn State men’s soccer team had its season cut short in the NCAA Third Round by seventh-seeded New Mexico, 2-0, at the UNM Soccer Complex Sunday night in front of 3,347 fans. Andrew Wolverton (Atlanta, Ga.) did all he could to give Penn State a chance to win, making seven saves in the contest. Read full GoPSUSports.com recap.

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