Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament Central

Nov. 6, 2013

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Nebraska Wins Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament Title

The top-seeded Nebraska women’s soccer team won its first Big Ten Tournament Championship in school history after defeating No. 7 Iowa, 1-0, in Sunday’s championship match at Illinois Soccer Stadium in Champaign, Ill. With the victory, the Cornhuskers earned the Big Ten’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

Jaycie Johnson scored the game’s lone goal in the 29th minute, converting a penalty kick after being fouled inside the 18-yard box. Nebraska goalkeeper Emma Stevens made three saves throughout the match to preserve the shutout.

Nebraska also captured the Big Ten Championship on Nov. 1, becoming the first No. 1 seed to win both the conference championship and tournament title since Penn State in 2008. 

The NCAA Selection Show will air live on on Monday, Nov. 11 beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET.

2013 Big Ten Women’s Soccer All-Tournament Team
Jannelle Flaws, Illinois
Kayleigh Steigerwalt, Indiana
Hannah Clark, Iowa
Melanie Pickert, Iowa
Tori McCombs, Michigan
Simone Kolander, Minnesota
Ari Romero, Nebraska
Jordan Jackson, Nebraska
Jaycie Johnson, Nebraska
Britt Eckerstrom, Penn State
Rose Lavelle, Wisconsin

Individual Awards
Defensive Player of the Tournament: Ari Romero, Nebraska
Offensive Player of the Tournament: Jaycie Johnson, Nebraska

The championship game of the Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament is underway, with No. 1 Nebraska facing No. 7 Iowa. Watch the game live on both BTN and BTN2Go.

Championship Game - Friday, Nov. 10
No. 1 Nebraska vs. No. 7 Iowa - 1 p.m. CT

The game will be available live on both BTN and BTN2Go.

No. 1 Nebraska Will Compete in Championship Game After Defeating No. 4 Indiana, 3-1

No. 4 Indiana had the early lead, but Nebraska’s Jaycie Johnson scored two goals and Kylie Greischar notched one goal, giving the Cornhuskers a 3-1 edge over the Hoosiers. Top-seeded Nebraska will go head-to-head with No. 7 Iowa in the championship game on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT. The game will air live on BTN.

Nebraska Release

No. 7 Iowa Heads to Championship Game with 1-0 Win Over No. 3 Penn State

After a 1-0 win over No. 3 Penn State, the seventh-seeded Iowa advanced to the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament for the first time in school history. Hawkeye defender Melanie Pickert scored the lone goal in the game's 19th minute. Iowa will take on the winner of the Nebraska-Indiana match in Sunday’s championship game at 1 p.m. CT.

Iowa Release

The Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament semifinals are underway, with No. 3 Penn State facing No. 7 Iowa. In the following match at 1:30 p.m. CT, No. 1 Nebraska will take on No. 4 Indiana. The semifinal games will be available live on both BTN and BTN2Go.

Semifinals - Friday, Nov. 8

No. 3 Penn State vs. No. 7 Iowa - 11 a.m. CT
No. 1 Nebraska vs. No. 4 Indiana - 1:30 p.m. CT

Both games will be available live on BTN and BTN2Go.

No. 4 Indiana Edges No. 5 Illinois, 5-3

No. 4 Indiana advanced to the Big Ten Tournament semifinal round after defeating No. 5 Illinois, 5-3, on Wednesday. Five different Hoosiers collected a goal in the match, including the game-winner by Monica Melink. Indiana will collide with No. 1 Nebraska at 1:30 p.m. CT on Friday.

Indiana Release

No. 1 Nebraska Tops No. 8 Minnesota, 4-1

After a Minnesota goal in the first minute, No. 1 Nebraska followed with four goals, giving the Cornhuskers a 4-1 win over the Golden Gophers. Nebraska’s Mayme Conroy notched two goals in the game, while Jordan Jackson and Stacy Bartels both collected a goal. The top-seeded Cornhuskers advanced to Friday’s semifinal round and will face No. 4 Indiana for a 1:30 p.m. CT kickoff.

Nebraska Release

No. 7 Iowa Defeats No. 2 Michigan, 1-0

After a scoreless first half, Iowa’s Bri Toelle scored the game-winning goal in the 62nd minute, giving the Hawkeyes a 1-0 edge over Michigan. No. 7 Iowa will face No. 3 Penn State in Friday’s opening match of the semifinal round, with kickoff set for 11 a.m. CT.

Iowa Release

No. 3 Penn State Edges No. 6 Wisconsin, 2-0

No. 3 Penn State advanced to Friday’s semifinals after defeating No. 6 Wisconsin, 2-0, in Wednesday’s opening day of the Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament. The Nittany Lions were led by Taylor Schram and Tani Costa who both scored first-half goals. Penn State’s Emily Hurd collected two assists in the game, while goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom made six saves. The Nitttany Lions will face No. 7 Iowa in Friday’s semifinal match at 11 a.m. CT.

Penn State Release

The Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament will begin at 1:30 p.m. CT at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill. Due to inclement weather, Wednesday's four quarterfinal games will be held at Campus Recreation.

1:30 p.m. CT - Campus Recreation
No. 3 Penn State vs. No. 6 Wisconsin
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 7 Iowa

4:30 p.m. CT - Campus Recreation
No. 1 Nebraska vs. No. 8 Minnesota
No. 4 Indiana vs. No. 5 Illinois