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.
Five Big Ten men’s soccer teams made the NCAA tournament, it was announced Monday. Reigning NCAA champ Indiana (Big Ten tourney champ), Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State (Big Ten regular-season champ) and Wisconsin all made the field. Read more about each team in this post.
The fifth-seeded Indiana men’s soccer team won its 12th Big Ten Tournament Championship in school history after defeating Michigan State, 1-0, in Sunday’s title game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the championship game of the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, has been moved to 11 a.m. ET on Sunday. BTN will stream the game live on BTN2Go, and will air the match via tape delay at approximately 2 p.m. ET.
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.
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