Indiana is off to its first NCAA Men’s Soccer Quarterfinals since 2008, this following a thrilling 2-1 double overtime victory at No. 1 Notre Dame on Sunday afternoon.
Northwestern battled No. 10 seed Louisville in a very tight match Sunday night in the third round of the NCAA Tournament, but a Cardinal goal in the final minutes of the game was the difference as Louisville captured the 2-1 victory.
Four Big Ten men’s soccer teams were battling for Sweet 16 berths Sunday, and two emerged victorious. Indiana topped Xavier, 4-1, and Northwestern shut out Marquette, 1-0, to advance to the third round. Michigan State and Michigan lost to Notre Dame and Akron, respectively. Get box scores and recaps from all four games in this post.
This year’s Big Ten soccer season will certainly be remembered for its parity. You know you have a well-rounded, well contested league when a No. 5 seed plays a No. 3 seed for the title.
Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Northwestern have earned berths to the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship, the selection committee announced on Monday. This season marks the fifth time in the last six years the Big Ten has had at least four teams earn bids to the tournament, which beings on Thursday.
No. 5 Michigan State defeated No. 3 Michigan, 2-1, in overtime Sunday afternoon in Evanston, Ill, to claim the 2012 Men’s Soccer Big Ten Tournament Championship. Seven minutes into the extra frame, Sean Conerty found the back of the net to give the Spartans the win and their third Big Ten Tournament title.
The Big Ten men’s soccer tournament continues today in Evanston, Ill., with two semifinal matchups set for this afternoon. Penn State fell to Michigan State 3-1 in the first semifinal. The second semifinal, Michigan dropped Northwestern 3-0.