ROSEMONT, Ill. – The third-seeded Maryland men’s soccer team won its second-consecutive Big Ten Tournament Championship after defeating Ohio State, 2-0, in Sunday’s championship game at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
With the win, the Terrapins earned the Big Ten’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. Maryland is making its 15th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, and its 33rd overall.
Eryk Williamson scored a goal in the 10th minute off of an assist from Ivan Magalhaes, and Tsubasa Endoh secured the win with a goal in the 88th minute with an assist from Williamson.
The NCAA Selection Show will air live on NCAA.com on Monday, Nov. 16, beginning at 1 p.m. ET.
Grant Lillard, Indiana
Tsubasa Endoh, Maryland
Cody Niedermeier, Maryland
Eryk Williamson, Maryland
Rylee Woods, Michigan
Layth Masri, Northwestern
Yaw Amankwa, Ohio State
Zach Mason, Ohio State
Evan Finney, Penn State
Mitch Taintor, Rutgers
Andrew Conner, Wisconsin
Offensive Player of the Tournament: Tsubasa Endoh, Maryland
Defensive Player of the Tournament: Cody Niedermeier, Maryland
The 2015 Big Ten Men's Soccer Tournament Semifinals and Championship Match take place Nov. 13-15. See below for this weekend's schedule and results. (All Times ET).
Friday, Nov. 13 (semifinals)
No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 4 Rutgers, 4-0 [RECAP]
No. 2 Indiana tied No. 3 Maryland, 1-1 (Maryland advances 3-2 in penalty kicks) [RECAP]
Sunday, Nov. 15 (Championship Match)
No. 3 Maryland def. No. 1 Ohio State, 2-0
Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament Semifinal Field Set
Ohio State will host next weekend’s semifinals and championship game
ROSEMONT, Ill. – The 2015 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament semifinal field has been set following the result of Sunday’s quarterfinal matches. As the highest remaining seed, No. 1 Ohio State will serve as the host for next weekend’s semifinals and championship game. The Buckeyes will entertain No. 4 Rutgers, while No. 2 Indiana will take on third-seeded Maryland in the semifinals on Friday, Nov. 13.
Ohio State posted a 1-0 overtime-win over No. 9 Penn State on Sunday. The golden goal came from Kyle Culbertson in the 93rd minute.
Indiana defeated No. 7 Wisconsin, 1-0, in Sunday’s quarterfinals, behind Femi Hollinger-Janzen’s game-winning goal in the 22nd minute. The Hoosiers will challenge No. 3 Maryland in the semifinals on Friday. The teams last met on Oct. 16, resulting in a 0-0 draw.
Maryland recorded a 5-2 win over No. 6 Michigan on Sunday afternoon. Goals were recorded by Alex Crognale, Sebastian Elney, Chris Odoi-Atsem, Amar Sejdic and Eryk Williamson.
Rutgers posted a 2-0 win over No. 5 Northwestern on Sunday to advance to next weekend’s semifinal round. Mitchell Taintor scored both goals for the Scarlet Knights, with assists from Mitch Lurie and Brandon Tetro. Rutgers will play No. 1 Ohio State on Friday. The teams met on Oct. 25, with the Scarlet Knights defeating the Buckeyes, 1-0.
The semifinals will be broadcast live on BTN at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 13. The championship game will be carried live at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 15.
Follow all the Big Ten Tournament action at bigten.org and on Twitter @bigtenchamps.
The 2015 Big Ten Men's Soccer Tournament takes place Nov. 7-8 and Nov. 13-15. See below for this weekend's schedule and results. (All Times ET).
Saturday, Nov. 7 (first round)
No. 9 Penn State def. No. 8 Michigan State, 2-1 (OT) [RECAP]
Sunday, Nov. 8 (quarterfinals)
No. 2 Indiana def. No. 7 Wisconsin, 1-0 [RECAP]
No. 3 Maryland def.. No. 6 Michigan, 5-2 [RECAP]
No. 4 Rutgers def. No. 5 Northwestern, 2-0 [RECAP]
No. 1 Ohio State def. No. 9. Penn State, 1-0 (OT) [RECAP]