IU men’s soccer defeated Penn State 1-0 Sunday afternoon in Bloomington to claim the program’s 16th Big Ten Tournament title.
Sam Sarver scored the game’s lone goal just moments before halftime.
The match was played in front of a season high 4,045 fans at Bill Armstrong Stadium.
Indiana strikes first in the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament Championship Game. 😤@samsarver_ right before the half.
📺: Big Ten Network pic.twitter.com/mZTtmDreAC
— Big Ten Soccer (@B1GSoccer) November 12, 2023
Sarver was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Tournament after scoring the winning goal in the final and assisting in both the quarterfinal and semifinal matches.
Indiana also claimed a share of the Big Ten regular season crown. This season marks the 12th Big Ten Championship Double and its fourth double in the last six years, meaning the Hoosiers have won eight of the last 12 available Big Ten titles.
The Hoosiers have earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. They’ll make their 37th straight appearance. Indiana will learn their starting point in the national competition during the NCAA Tournament Selection Show on Monday (Nov. 13) at 1 p.m. ET on NCAA.com.
IU enters the national tournament on a role. Indiana has won nine of its last 10 matches, scoring 21 goals in a stretch that was kicked off by a 2-1 win at Penn State on October 7.
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