Two Big Ten teams advance to NCAA regional semis

Two Big Ten teams advance to NCAA regional semis

The Michigan State and Penn State men’s soccer teams advanced to the NCAA regional semifinals with second-round victories Sunday. Both teams carded 1-0 wins, with the Spartans downing Louisville in double overtime and the Nittany Lions taking down UC Santa Barbara. Wisconsin lost 4-0 to Notre Dame.

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Michigan State 1, Louisville 0 (2 OT)
The 11th-seeded Michigan State men’s soccer team kept its season alive in dramatic fashion, scoring late into double overtime to advance past Louisville 1-0 in the NCAA Tournament Second Round on Sunday. Junior Tim Kreutz’s header 6:29 into the second OT advanced the Spartans (13-5-3), who will face sixth-seeded Georgetown on Sunday, Dec. 1. Read full release.

Penn State 1, UC Santa Barbara 0
A beautiful 78th-minute goal by freshman Connor Maloney helped No. 16 Penn State men’s soccer past 10th-seeded and 15th-ranked UC Santa Barbara, 1-0, on Sunday night at Harder Stadium in front of 4,420 fans. Read full release.

Notre Dame 4, Wisconsin 0
After defeating in-state rival Milwaukee 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday night, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team knew it would have its hands full when it met third-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday night in the round of 32 at Alumni Stadium in South Bend, Ind. Read full release.