Oct. 29, 2005
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The 2005 Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament bracket is set and was released today by the conference office. League teams closed out their Big Ten schedules Thursday and Friday and will wrap up non-conference play tomorrow. This year's tournament, hosted by the University of Michigan, kicks off on Thursday, Nov. 3 and runs through Sunday, Nov. 6.
Penn State closed out its Big Ten schedule with a double overtime, 1-0 win against Minnesota on Friday, marking the fourth time and second-consecutive year since joining the league that the team has finished with an unblemished Big Ten record. As the top seed, Penn State will match up against No. 8 Michigan at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4, in the last quarterfinal of the day, as the Wolverines posted a 3-6-1 conference record.
Purdue earned the No. 2 seed in the tournament with a record of 7-2-1 and will match up against seventh-seeded Wisconsin, with a league mark of 3-6-1, at 1:30 p.m.
Michigan State finished the conference regular season with a 6-2-2 record to earn the No. 3 seed. The Spartans will take the field at 10:30 a.m. against a sixth-seeded Indiana team that posted a 3-6-1 record in conference play.
This year's No. 4 versus No. 5 game will feature Illinois as the fourth seed with a record of 6-3-1 and Minnesota in the fifth spot with a record of 6-4.
The 2005 Big Ten season ended with a three-way tie for sixth place with Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin all finishing with 3-6-1 league records. Indiana received the No. 6 spot after beating both the Wolverines and Badgers in head-to-head competition while Wisconsin defeated Michigan to earn the seventh seed.
The 2005 tournament title game will be broadcast live by College Sports Television (CSTV) on Sunday, Nov. 6 at Noon (EST). For complete tournament coverage, including live scoring updates and game recaps, visit the conference website at www.bigten.org.