Dec. 1, 2013
The final two BIG EAST men's soccer teams remaining in the NCAA Tournament were eliminated on Sunday, as No. 6 seed Georgetown fell to No. 11 Michigan State, 1-0, and No. 9 Marquette's upset bid of No. 8 Virginia came up short, 3-1.
The Hoyas finish the season with a 14-5-2 mark after advancing past the second round of the NCAA Championship for just the second time in program history. GU was the 2012 national runner-up, falling to Indiana, 1-0, in the title game. The Hoyas were led by 2013 BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year Steven Neumann, who totaled 10 goals and six assists. Neumann finished Sunday's contest with four shots, including one on goal.
Marquette earned the BIG EAST's automatic bid into the NCAA Championship by winning the conference tournament. The Golden Eagles were making their second consecutive trip to the big dance and third overall. MU finishes the 2013 season with a 13-6-2 mark. C. Nortey ripped a game-high four shots on Sunday afternoon in Charlottesville, Va.
Five BIG EAST squads earned bids into the 2013 NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament, with St. John's and Providence bowing out in the second round and Creighton eliminated in the first.