ROSEMONT, Ill. – The top-ranked Maryland men’s soccer team clinched at least a share of the 2016 Big Ten Championship with a 3-2 win over Wisconsin on Friday night at Ludwig Field in College Park, Md. The Terrapins claimed their second Big Ten Championship and first since the 2014 campaign.
The Terrapins got on the board in the 12th minute with a set piece goal. Amar Sejdic sent a bending ball to a leaping Alex Crognale who headed the ball past the goalkeeper to make the score 1-0. Wisconsin answered with two straight goals in the 64th and 67th minutes, and claimed a 2-1 lead.
With two minutes remaining, Crognale answered the call once more on a set piece. Sejdic whipped in a corner kick and Crognale found the ball in the air, putting it past the goalkeeper to knot the score at 2-2 and force the match into overtime. Eryk Williamson sealed the deal in the 98th minute, scoring off of an assist from D.J. Reeves to claim the 3-2 overtime victory.
The 2016 Big Ten men’s soccer season concludes on Oct. 30. The Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament will be played at campus sites for the preliminary rounds on Nov. 5 and 6 and will conclude with the semifinal and final rounds on Nov. 11 and 13 at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.