On Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Iowa Hawkeyes and Wisconsin Badgers will square off in the Big Ten Tournament Championship, with an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament on the line.
What it is: Women’s College Soccer
Matchup: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Wisconsin Badgers
Game Type: Big Ten Tournament Championship
Time: Sunday Nov 05, 2023, 2:00 p.m. ET
TV: Ten Network
The Hawkeyes are the lowest seed in the tournament at eight, but they have already upset two top-four seeds to reach the championship game. In the quarterfinals, Iowa defeated top-seeded Michigan State 2-1, and in the semifinals, they knocked off fourth-seeded Penn State 1-0 in overtime.
The Badgers also reached the championship game in surprising fashion. In the quarterfinals, they played to a scoreless draw against Rutgers, but they advanced on penalties. In the semifinals, Wisconsin defeated second-seeded Nebraska 3-1.
When Iowa and Wisconsin met earlier this season, the Badgers earned a narrow 1-0 victory. However, the Hawkeyes are a different team now. They have won five of their last six games, and they are playing with a lot of confidence.
The Badgers are also playing well, but they will need to be at their best to defeat Iowa. The Hawkeyes have a strong defense, and they are very dangerous on the counterattack.
The Big Ten Tournament Championship is sure to be an exciting match between two evenly matched teams. Both teams have a lot to play for, and they will be leaving it all on the field.
Here are some key players to watch in the championship game:
- Iowa: Kelli McGroarty (forward), Macy Enneking (goalkeeper)
- Wisconsin: Aryssa Mahrt (forward), Emma Jaskaniec (forward), Maia Richters (midfielder)
The winner of the championship game will earn an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The NCAA tournament bracket will be announced on Monday, November 7.