Daily Illini | Soccer wins Big Ten tournament.

It was fitting that the Illinois soccer team would need overtime to defeat No. 1-seeded Penn State on Sunday afternoon to become the 2011 Big Ten Tournament champions.

Nothing about the tournament was easy for the Illini, as they needed more than 90 minutes to win each of their three tournament games. On Sunday, the game-winner came from sophomore Vanessa DiBernardo, who fought through an injury sustained in the 33rd minute.