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.