The Big Ten Conference announced its 2014 women’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and players to watch list on Wednesday, with Penn State earning top honors among the 14 conference teams. The Nittany Lions enter the season as the conference favorites after making their 19th straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013.
Nebraska got an early penalty kick goal from Jaycie Johnson, and it was all it needed to tally a 1-0 victory over Iowa on Sunday in the 2013 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament finals. With the shutout, the Huskers earned the Big Ten’s automatic berth into the NCAA tournament.
Nebraska and Iowa both advanced to Sunday’s championship game of the Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament after winning their semifinal games on Friday afternoon at host site Illinois. No. 7 seed Iowa shut out No. 3 seed Penn State 1-0 before top-seed Nebraska dropped No. 4 seed Indiana 3-1. Sunday’s championship airs live on BTN/BTN2Go at 2 p.m. ET.
The Big Ten announced its 2013 women’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and players to watch list on Wednesday, with defending champion Penn State earning top honors. The Nittany Lions enter the season as the favorites after winning their 15th straight Big Ten title, the most consecutive titles by a Big Ten women’s program in any sport.
The No. 14-ranked Michigan field hockey team extended its winning streak to five straight games with a 2-1 upset victory at No. 12 Iowa on Friday afternoon. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for women’s soccer and volleyball action from around the conference.
For the first time, BTN will provide full coverage of the Big Ten fall championships and tournaments, including live broadcasts during the 2012 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament, Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments and delayed coverage of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships.