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.
Two Big Ten men’s soccer teams advanced to Sunday’s championship match with semifinal wins at host site Ohio State on Friday. In the first semifinal, Indiana beat Penn State 1-0 in an overtime shootout. The Hoosiers shot a perfect 5-of-5 in the shootout. In the second semifinal, Michigan State junior Fatai Alashe scored the game’s lone goal as the Spartans defeated Northwestern, 1-0.
After winning its second consecutive title, Penn State earned the No. 1 seed and first-round bye of the 2013 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament. The tournament will be hosted by Ohio State University, with the opening-round matchups beginning Wednesday, Nov. 13.
BTN’s Kevin Egan and former Northwestern soccer standout Matt Eliason look at Penn State’s path to clinching a second straight Big Ten regular-season title. They also preview the last few regular season games and talk about how things will shape up for the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament that kicks off Nov. 13.
BTN’s Dan Kelly, Kevin Egan and special guest Matt Eliason recap the latest Big Ten soccer action, including Michigan’s 1-0 upset win over No. 12 Creighton. Additionally, the panel talks about Penn State’s path to an undefeated conference record so far and what’s ahead for the Nittany Lions.
In the latest “BTN Soccer Report,” host Kevin Egan recaps the third week of Big Ten soccer action, including Sunday’s double-overtime decision between Ohio State and Michigan State. Also, Wisconsin defender A.J. Cochran talks with Kevin about his season so far and former Northwestern star Matt Eliason stops by the show to talk about his time as a Wildcat.