Big Ten Men's Soccer NCAA Championship Third Round Preview

Nov. 26, 2008


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Round 2 of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship has concluded with three Big Ten squads advancing on.  Indiana, Michigan and Northwestern all claimed victory on Tuesday and will compete in the third round this weekend.  Big Ten men’s soccer has received numerous accolades this season including four National Player of the Week honors, tied for most among all conferences with the Big East.               

In a rematch of this year’s semifinal game of the Big Ten Championship, No. 6 Indiana will square off against No. 11 Michigan in the third round of the NCAA Championship.  The Hoosiers prevailed in conference event, 1-0, however the Wolverines claimed victory in their regular season meeting, 1-0.  Indiana is coming off a 2-0 rout over Saint Louis in the second round while Michigan took down UC Davis with a final score of 2-1.  This contest will be played at Bill Armstrong Field in Bloomington, Ind. on Saturday, November 29 at 7 p.m. ET.                   

Northwestern will meet up with No. 5 Akron on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET in Evanston, Ill.  The Wildcats defeated No. 12 Notre Dame in the second round after sneaking past Loyola (Ill.) in Round 1, outscoring the Ramblers, 4-1,  in penalty kicks.