2010 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship Central
Dec. 4, 2010
No. 10 Michigan Falls to No. 3 Akron, 2-1, in College Cup
No. 10 Michigan dropped a 2-1 decision to No. 3 Akron on Friday night in the NCAA College Cup. The Wolverines opened the scoring with a goal in the second minute of the match, but the Zips tallied two unanswered markers to earn the win. Justin Meram scored his fifth goal of the NCAA Championship just over a minute into the game, giving Michigan a 1-0 lead. Akron tied the match in the 33rd minute and took the lead in the 74th minute. The Wolverines close the 2010 season with a 17-5-3 overall record.
No. 10 Michigan Downs No. 2 Maryland in Double-Overtime Thriller
No. 10 Michigan defeated No. 2 Maryland, 3-2, in double overtime to advance to its first NCAA College Cup. Fabio Pereira put away the game-winning goal in the 104th minute, giving the Wolverines the win and a trip to the national semifinals. Maryland scored the first goal of the game, tallying in the 17th minute to take a 1-0 lead. Michigan then reeled off two unanswered goals to take the lead in the second half, with Jeff Quijano scoring in the 50th minute and Justin Meram notching his tournament-leading fourth goal in the 60th minute. The Terrapins knotted the score at 2-2 in the 79th minute, sending the match to overtime. After a scoreless first overtime period, Pereira came through with the game-winner for the Wolverines early on in the second. Michigan will take on either No. 3 Akron or No. 6 California on Dec. 10 at 8:30 or 11 p.m. ET in the College Cup in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Michigan Set to Square Off With Maryland at 1 p.m. ET
No. 10 Michigan travels to No. 2 Maryland for the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship quarterfinals today. The Wolverines (16-4-3) make their second national quarterfinal appearance and first since 2008 looking to advance to their first College Cup. The Terrapins (19-2-1) enter the match on a 15-game winning streak. The teams are set for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff, with the winner advancing to the College Cup to take on either No. 3 Akron or No. 6 California.
No. 16 Ohio State Drops 2-1 Decision to No. 1 Louisville
No. 16 Ohio State fell to top-seeded Louisville, 2-1, on Sunday night in the third round of the NCAA Championship. The Cardinals opened the scoring in the 24th minute, taking a 1-0 lead into halftime. The Buckeyes' Austin McAnena tied the match at 1-1 early on in the second half, scoring Ohio State's lone goal in the 52nd minute. Louisville responded with the game-winning goal in the 63rd minute. The loss closes the season for Ohio State, which compiled a 11-6-3 overall record in 2010.
No. 15 Penn State Falls to No. 2 Maryland, 1-0
No. 2 Maryland scored a goal with just over two minutes remaining in the second half to defeat No. 15 Penn State, 1-0, on Sunday evening. Maryland's Taylor Kemp fired a shot from 18 yards out, tallying the game-winning goal for the hosts in the 88th minute. The loss eliminates Penn State from contention. The Nittany Lions close out their season with a 14-8-1 overall record.
No. 14 Indiana Topped by No. 3 Akron, 2-1
No. 14 Indiana dropped a 2-1 decision to No. 3 Akron on Sunday afternoon, bowing out of the NCAA Championship. The Hoosiers and Zips played a scoreless first half before Akron took the lead on two goals within two minutes early on in the second. Andy Adlard notched the lone Indiana goal of the contest, scoring in the 83rd minute to cut Akron's lead in half. The Hoosiers wrap up the season with a 10-8-2 overall record.
Michigan State, No. 4 North Carolina Play to 1-1 Tie; Spartans Fall to Tar Heels in Penalty Kicks
After playing to a 1-1 draw with No. 4 North Carolina, Michigan State fell to the Tar Heels in penalty kicks, eliminating them from the NCAA Championship. The Spartans opened the scoring on a Cyrus Saydee goal, taking a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute. North Carolina scored with nine seconds remaining in regulation to tie the match and force overtime. Michigan State goalkeeper Avery Steinlage made nine saves in the match. The Spartans close the 2010 season with a 13-7-2 overall record.
Meram, No. 10 Michigan Defeat No. 7 South Carolina, 3-1
Justin Meram scored two goals to lead No. 10 Michigan past No. 7 South Carolina, 3-1, in the third round of the NCAA Championship on Sunday. Meram notched his first of the afternoon in the 64th minute to give Michigan a 1-0 lead before teammate Soony Saad extended the lead to 2-0 in the 71st minute. Meram struck again in the 81st minute, giving the Wolverines a 3-0 lead. South Carolina would mark its lone tally of the match in the 84th minute, but Michigan held on to earn the win and move on to the national quarterfinals. The Wolverines will take on No. 2 Maryland in the next round.
NCAA Men's Soccer Championship Resumes Today
Five Big Ten men's soccer teams take to the pitch today for the third round of the NCAA Championship. No. 10 Michigan kicks off the action, taking on No. 7 South Carolina at 2 p.m. ET. Michigan State faces off with No. 4 North Carolina at 3 p.m. ET, while No. 14 Indiana meets No. 3 Akron at 4 p.m. ET. No. 15 Penn State squares off with No. 2 Maryland at 5 p.m. ET, while No. 16 Ohio State rounds out the day's matches against No. 1 Louisville at 7 p.m. ET.
No. 14 Indiana Downs Tulsa, 5-1
No. 14 Indiana defeated Tulsa, 5-1, on Sunday to advance to the third round of the NCAA Championship. The teams played 40 minutes of scoreless soccer before goals from Andy Adlard and Nikita Kotlov gave the Hoosiers a 2-0 lead heading into halftime. Harrison Petts extended Indiana's lead to 3-0 in the 52nd minute, but Tulsa answered a minute later to make the score 3-1. Will Bruin added two insurance goals in the 73rd and 79th minutes to secure the Hoosier victory. Indiana will take on No. 3 Akron in the round of 16.
No. 10 Michigan Earns 2-1 Overtime Win Over Central Florida
Michigan's Latif Alashe scored in the 95th minute to give the 10th-seeded Wolverines a 2-1 win over Central Florida on Sunday. The Knights took a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute before Justin Meram tied the match in the 50th minute. The teams remained deadlocked through regulation, with Alashe's goal just over four minutes into the overtime period giving Michigan the win. The Wolverines will take on No. 7 South Carolina in the third round.
Hertzog Hat Trick Propels No. 15 Penn State Past Old Dominion
Corey Hertzog netted three goals to lift No. 15 Penn State over Old Dominion, 4-1, in the NCAA Championship second round on Sunday. Hertzog's first tied the match at 1-1 in the 27th minute before the Nittany Lions scored three goals within eight minutes in the second half. Hertzog tallied his second in the 74th minute, followed by a Tyler Jordan goal in the 78th and Hertzog's third in the 82nd. Penn State will take on the winner of No. 2 Maryland and Pennsylvania in the round of 16.
No. 16 Ohio State Tops Providence, 2-1
No. 16 Ohio State used two second-half goals to defeat Providence, 2-1, in the NCAA Championship second round on Sunday. Konrad Warzycha opened the scoring in the 58th minute to put the Buckeyes up 1-0. Omar Vallejo extended the hosts' lead to 2-0 in the 72nd minute. The Friars scored their lone goal of the contest in the 85th minute, but the Buckeyes held onto the lead to advance to the third round. Ohio State will take on the winner of top-seeded Louisville and College of Charleston in the round of 16.
Michigan State Takes Down No. 13 Butler, 1-0
Michigan State defeated No. 13 Butler, 1-0, in the second round of the NCAA Championship on Sunday in Indianapolis. Jeff Ricondo scored the lone goal of the match with just over five minutes remaining in regulation to push the Spartans into the round of 16. Goalkeeper Avery Steinlage notched four saves in the shutout win. Michigan State will square off with the winner of tonight's No. 4 North Carolina-Georgetown match in the third round.
NCAA Championship Second Round Underway
The second round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship is now underway, with five Big Ten teams competing among the field of 32. After taking a 2-0 win over Oakland in the first round, Michigan State travels to face No. 13 Butler. No. 16 Ohio State also welcomes Providence in second round action. Both contests are set for 1 p.m. ET. No. 10 Michigan hosts Central Florida and No. 15 Penn State welcomes Old Dominion at 2 p.m. ET. No. 14 Indiana rounds out the day's matches, hosting Tulsa at 6 p.m. ET.
Barone, Michigan State Push Past Oakland, 2-0
Michigan State forward Domenic Barone netted two goals to lead Michigan State past Oakland, 2-0, in the first round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship on Thursday afternoon. Barone scored his first goal in the 49th minute before tallying again in the 63rd minute to extend the Spartans' lead. Michigan State goalkeeper Avery Steinlage made four saves in the shutout win. The Spartans advance to the second round to take on No. 13 Butler in Indianapolis on Sunday. The match is set for 1 p.m. ET.
Michigan State Hosts Oakland in NCAA Opening Round
Michigan State kicks off the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship this afternoon, taking on Oakland in the first round in East Lansing, Mich. The intrastate foes will square off at 1 p.m. ET. The Spartans enter the tournament with an 11-7-1 record, while Oakland holds a 7-10-3 mark entering Thursday's contest. The winner of today's match will travel to Indianapolis to take on No. 13 Butler on Sunday.