2003 Men's Soccer Championship Bracket Set As Indiana Claims Regular Season Crown
Nov. 9, 2004
Park Ridge, IL - The Indiana men's soccer team captured their eighth consecutive regular season title on Saturday while also clinching the top seed in the Conference Championship by defeating Penn State, 3-2. The Hoosiers finished the Big Ten regular season with a 5-0-1 mark, while tallying an 11-3-4 record overall. Saturday's match also established the seedings for Big Ten post-season action.
As the No. 1 seed, Indiana receives a first-round bye and will face the winner of No. 4 seeded Ohio State and the No. 5 seed Wisconsin in the semifinals. The Buckeyes finished the season with a 4-11-4 overall mark and a 2-3-1 record in Conference play, giving them seven points. The Badgers tallied four points as they posted a 1-4-1 League record and a 10-9-1 overall mark.
Michigan, the No. 2 seed, will square-off against No. 7 seeded Northwestern. The Wolverines wrapped-up regular season action with a record of 5-1-0 in Conference and a 13-5-0 overall mark, good for 15 points. The Wildcats notched a 0-3-3 Big Ten mark and a 6-6-6 overall record, earning them three points.
Michigan State and Penn State round out the field of eight as the No. 3 and No. 6 seeds, respectively. The Spartans were 3-1-2 in League play and 11-4-2 overall, earning them 11 points. The Nittany Lions finished with three points, posting a 1-5-0 Conference record and a 7-10-0 overall mark.
The Big Ten Men's Soccer Championship will be held Thurs.-Sun., Nov. 13-16 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. All games will be played at Bill Armstrong Stadium, with the title game being broadcast live at 2 p.m. EST by College Sports Television. The Conference's website, www.bigten.org, will provide complete, first round to championship game coverage, including live scoring updates and game recaps.