Freshman keeper Trey Muse stopped Giuseppe
Barone's shot in the fifth round to send the unbeaten Hoosiers (17-0-6) to their 19th College Cup, the most of any Division I men's school in NCAA history. It will be IU's first College Cup
berth since 2012, when it won its eighth NCAA championship.
In the Big Ten final against Wisconsin, Muse, who spent time with the Seattle Sounders FC 2 team in the USL, had been replaced in goal by Sean Caulfield for the PK shootout.
Michigan State scored less than two minutes into the game when DeJuan Jones set up Ryan Sierakowski and the Spartans' Jimmy Hague held off a furious IU attack, making seven saves in the first half.
Trevor Swartz finally equalized in the 60th minute when he scored directly off a corner kick.
Dec. 1 in Bloomington, Ind.
Indiana 1 Michigan State 1 (Indiana wins 3-2 on penalties). Goals: Sierakowski (Krolicki, Jones) 2; Swartz 60.
Indiana -- Muse, Lillard, Gutman, Buckmaster, Mehl, Swartz, Thomas, Panchot, Moore, Dorsey, Toye. Subs: Hyacenth, Rennicks, Glass.
Michigan State -- Hague, Fiscus, Pimlott, Centala, Freitag, Corrigan, Wetungu, Krolicki, Barone, Jones, Sierakowski. Subs: Barone, Marcantognini, Miller.
December 2, 2017