Men's Soccer Central

As the Big Ten men’s soccer championship race continues to take shape, teams are competing for both conference and national recognition. Tuesday opens up this week in men’s soccer with Michigan traveling to Akron, No. 19 Northwestern visiting No. 11 Notre Dame and Rutgers hosting Penn. Wednesday features No. 16 Michigan State hosting Western Michigan, Maryland hosting Lehigh and Wisconsin hosting Loyola-Chicago.
 
The weekend is highlighted by four top 25 teams taking on conference opponents on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, No. 16 Michigan State will challenge No. 12 Penn State and No. 19 Northwestern will visit Rutgers. Sunday features No. 5 Indiana hosting Maryland for a match that will be aired on BTN.
 
See below for this week’s results.
 
Tuesday, Oct. 14
Akron def. Michigan, 3-0
No. 11 Notre Dame def. No. 19 Northwestern, 1-0
Rutgers def. Penn, 4-1
 
Wednesday, Oct. 15
No. 16 Michigan State def. Western Michigan, 4-0
Maryland def. Lehigh, 2-0
Loyola-Chicago ties Wisconsin, 1-1 (2 OT)
 
Saturday, Oct. 18
No. 16 Michigan State def. No. 12 Penn State, 2-0
No. 19 Northwestern def. Rutgers, 2-0
Ohio State def. Wisconsin, 2-0
 
Sunday, Oct. 19
Maryland def. No. 5 Indiana, 2-1