College Soccer: Indiana, Providence and Virginia among teams booking spots in conference finals

Ryan Zinkhan

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Indiana Hoosiers moved a step closer to an improbable run to the NCAA Tournament after defeating Penn State in penalty kicks in Friday’s Big Ten semifinals.

The Hoosiers have a losing record, but the defending champions can secure a place in the NCAA Tournament with a win against Michigan State in Sunday’s Big Ten Final.

Providence pulled off one of the upsets of Friday’s conference tournament semifinal schedule, beating Georgetown to secure a place in the Big East Final. The Friars defeated the Hoyas in penalty kicks to earn a meeting with Marquette in Sunday’s final at PPL Park.

Virginia pulled off the comeback of the night, scoring two goals to tie Notre Dame before knocking off the SBI No. 1 Fighting Irish in penalty kicks. Cavalier goalkeeper Calle Brown made two saves in the penalty shootout to help Virginia complete the upset.

Here is a rundown of all of Friday’s conference tournament semifinal action from around the country:

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

Virginia 3, Notre Dame 3 (Virginia wins, 4-3, in PKs) (RECAP)

Maryland 1, Clemson 0 (OT) (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

2:30pm – Maryland vs. Virginia (at Maryland SoccerPlex, Germantown, Md.)

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BIG EAST CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

Providence 0, Georgetown 0 (Providence wins, 5-4, in PKs) (RECAP)

Marquette 1, Butler 0 (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

12:30pm- Marquette vs. Providence (at PPL Park, Chester, Pa.)

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BIG TEN CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

Penn State 0, Indiana 0 (RECAP)

Michigan State 1, Northwestern 0 (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

2pm- Michigan State vs. Indiana (in Columbus, Ohio)

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AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

South Florida 2, Rutgers 1 (OT) (RECAP)

UConn 2, Central Florida 0 (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

2pm- UConn vs. South Florida (at FC Dallas Stadium, Frisco, Texas)

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ATLANTIC 10

Semifinals (Friday)

Saint Louis 2, LaSalle 1 (RECAP)

George Mason 3, VCU 2 (OT) (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

1pm- George Mason vs. Saint Louis (in Dayton, Ohio)

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AMERICA EAST CONFERENCE

Final (Saturday)

7:30pm- UMBC vs. Hartford

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ATLANTIC SUN CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

East Tennessee State 1, Lipscomb 0 (RECAP)

North Florida 2, Florida Gulf Coast 1 (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

1pm- East Tennessee State vs. North Florida (in Fort Myers, Fla.)

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BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

Coastal Carolina 3, Radford 2 (RECAP)

Liberty 2, Longwood 0 (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

2pm- Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty (Bryan Park, Greensboro, N.C.)

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BIG WEST CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

UC-Irvine 2, UC-Davis 0 (RECAP)

Cal-State Northridge 3, UC-Santa Barbara 2 (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

5pm- UC-Irvine vs. Cal-State Northridge

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COLONIAL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Final (Today)

4pm- Drexel vs. William & Mary (in Philadelphia)

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CONFERENCE USA

Semifinals (Friday)

Tulsa 3, New Mexico 0 (RECAP)

Charlotte 1, Kentucky (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

1:30pm- Tulsa vs. Charlotte ( in Charlotte, N.C.)

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HORIZON LEAGUE

Semifinals (Saturday)

1pm- Illinois-Chicago vs. Wright State

4pm- Milwaukee vs. Oakland

Final (Sunday)

3pm- Milwaukee at University of Illinois-Chicago

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METRO-ATLANTIC CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

Monmouth 0, Manhattan 0 (Monmouth wins, 3-0, in PKs) (RECAP)

Quinnipiac 1, Iona 1 (Quinnipiac wins, 7-6, in PKs) (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

1pm- Monmouth vs. Quinnipiac (in Fairfield, Conn.)

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MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

Western Michigan 1, Hartwick 0 (RECAP)

Akron 3, West Virginia 0 (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

1pm- Akron vs. Western Michigan (at Akron, Ohio)

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MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

3pm- Missouri State 1, SIU Edwardsville 0 (RECAP)

6pm- Bradley 3, Drake 0 (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

1pm- Bradley vs. Missouri State ( at Shea Stadium, Peoria, Ill.)

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NORTHEAST CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

St. Francis (Brooklyn) 2, Central Connecticut State 0 (RECAP)

Bryant 2, Saint Francis 2 (Bryant wins, 3-0, in PKs) (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

1pm- St. Francis (Brooklyn) vs. Bryant

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PATRIOT LEAGUE

Semifinals (Friday)

Navy 1, Bucknell 0 (RECAP)

Holy Cross 1, Army 1 (Holy Cross wins, 4-3, in PKs) (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

1pm- Navy vs. Holy Cross (in Annapolis, Md.)

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SOUTHERN CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

Elon 5, Georgia Southern 1 (RECAP)

Wofford 2,  Furman 1 (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

1pm- Elon vs. Wofford (in Greenville, S.C.)

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SUMMIT LEAGUE

Semifinals (Friday)

11am- Denver 5,  IUPUI 0

2pm- Western Illinois 3, Oral Roberts 1 (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

Denver vs. Western Illinois

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WESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Semifinals (Friday)

3pm- Seattle U 2, Air Force 0 (RECAP)

3pm- San Jose State 1, CSU-Bakersfield 0 (RECAP)

Final (Sunday)

Noon- Seattle University vs. San Jose State

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6 Responses to College Soccer: Indiana, Providence and Virginia among teams booking spots in conference finals

  1. BSU SC says:

    Not since Manchester United defeated Bayern Munich in the 1999 UEFA Champions League final have is seen a team completely collapse the way Notre Dame did against Virginia.

  2. Kingsley Alexander says:

    When are you going to talk about prospects? rankings? Details and such