Four Big Ten men’s soccer teams earned berths to the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament, as announced Monday. Indiana, Maryland, Ohio State and Rutgers all secured bids to the national tournament, which begins Thursday.
No. 3 seed Maryland topped No. 1 seed Ohio State 2-0 to win the Terrapins’ second-straight Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament title on Sunday. With the win, the Terrapins earned the Big Ten’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
Ohio State shut out Rutgers 4-0 and Maryland advanced after beating Indiana 3-2 on penalty kicks after two overtimes in the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament semifinals held Friday at Ohio State. Both winners advance to Sunday’s championship, which airs live at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.
BTN will air both Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament semifinal matches live on Friday from Ohio State, and both game are also available on BTN2Go. At 1 p.m. ET, top-seed Ohio State faces Rutgers before No. 2 seed Indiana faces Maryland at 3:30 p.m..
The Big Ten announced the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament bracket on Wednesday, with Ohio State earning the No. 1 seed after clinching the outright Big Ten Championship with a 3-1 win over Michigan on Wednesday. The title marks the fourth for the Buckeyes, and their first since 2009. The tournament champion will earn the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Last season, Maryland won the Big Ten Tournament title.
Courtesy of Penn State Women's Soccer
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