staff, November 18, 2012

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.

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Indiana 4, Xavier 1 BOX | RECAP
The first career hat trick for junior midfielder Nikita Kotlov came at an opportune time as the No. 16 seed Indiana men's soccer team posted a 4-1 win over Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday afternoon on Jerry Yeagley Field at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Indiana (12-5-3) will face No. 1 seed Notre Dame on Sunday, Nov. 25 in a third-round match in South Bend.

Northwestern 1, Marquette 0 BOX | RECAP
Northwestern freshman forward Joey Calistri tallied his team-leading ninth goal of the season in the 31st minute and that was all the Wildcats needed as they upset No. 7 seed Marquette in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament Sunday night at Valley Fields.

Notre Dame 3, Michigan State 0 BOX | RECAP
Michigan State's impressive second-half run came to its conclusion on Sunday afternoon, as the Spartans fell at No. 1 Notre Dame, 3-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. MSU concludes its season with a 12-10-1 record.

Akron 2, Michigan 1 BOX | RECAP