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The Big Ten Conference announced the final field hockey weekly award winners of the 2010 season. Penn State's Kelsey Amy was named Offensive Player of the Week, Ohio State's Jenn Sciulli won Defensive Player of the Week and Michigan State's Molly Cassidy earned Freshman of the Week honors.

 

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FH: Weekend Recap

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The last regular season weekend in Big Ten field hockey closed as the conference co-champions were named upon the completion of Saturday's action. With its 3-0 win over Iowa, No. 5 Ohio State clinched a share of its third Big Ten Championship and its first since 2006. The Michigan Wolverines defeated Iowa, 5-2 on their way to clinch a share of their seventh Big Ten Championship in program history.

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OCTOBER 29

#9 Penn State def. Northwestern (rv), 4-2

OCTOBER 30

#5 Ohio State def. Iowa, 3-0
#12 Michigan def. Indiana (rv), 5-2

OCTOBER 31

#11 Michigan State def. Northwestern, 3-2

FH: Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament Bracket Announced

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After clinching a share of the Big Ten Championship on Saturday, Ohio State earned the No. 1 seed and an automatic spot in the semifinals of the 2010 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament. The tournament will be held on the Northwestern campus in Evanston, Ill., with opening-round matchups played on Thursday, semifinals on Friday and the championship game on Sunday. The tournament winner will earn the Big Ten's automatic berth into the NCAA Championship. Ohio State tied Michigan at 5-1 in conference play; however Ohio State recorded a 2-1 victory over the Wolverines on Oct. 22 to earn the No. 1 spot.

 

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With Ohio State's 3-0 victory over the Iowa Hawkeyes Saturday afternoon, the No. 5 Buckeyes clinched a share of the regular-season Big Ten Championship, making it the third in program history. Ohio State went 5-1 in Big Ten play and 15-3 overall to earn the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament next weekend in Evanston, Ill.

The Michigan Wolverines clinched a share of their seventh Big Ten regular-season title after defeating Indiana, 5-2 in Bloomington, Ind. The No. 12 Wolverines finished with a 5-1 conference slate and a 12-6 overall record, earning the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament hosted by Northwestern University.

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FH: Final Weekend

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The final weekend of Big Ten field hockey action begins today as the seedings for next week's Big Ten Tournament will unfold.

No. 9 Penn State will end the season in conference action when the Nittany Lions travel to Northwestern at 3 p.m. on Friday. On Sunday, the Wildcats will wrap their regular season when they host defending Big Ten Champions, No. 11 Michigan State at Noon ET. This matchup will be aired live on the Big Ten Network.

Also on Saturday, two conference matchups will help determine the final top seeds of next week's Big Ten Tournament. At 1 p.m. ET, No. 5 Ohio State travels to face Iowa and No. 12 Michigan finishes their regular season when they travel to Indiana. The Buckeye game will be aired on the Big Ten Network at 6 p.m. ET.

 

The Big Ten Network will once again provide coverage of all three Big Ten fall championships, including live broadcasts during the 2010 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament and Big Ten Men's Soccer Tournament and delayed coverage of the Big Ten Cross Country Championships.

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FH: In the Polls

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Six Big Ten teams received votes in the newest Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll released Tuesday, with four schools ranking among the top 20.

Ohio State leads all Big Ten schools in the rankings, checking in at No. 5. Penn State remained steady at No. 9 in this week's poll, while Michigan State checks in at No. 11 and Michigan earns the No. 12 spot. Also receiving votes this week were Indiana and Northwestern.

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FH: Three Schools Earn Weekly Field Hockey Honors

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The Big Ten Conference announced the winners of the weekly field hockey awards on Monday. Northwestern's Chelsea Armstrong won Offensive Player of the Week, Penn State's Ayla Halus won Defensive Player of the Week honors and Ohio State's Paula Pastor-Pitarque won Freshman of the Week.

 

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FH: Weekend Recap

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In a battle for first place finish, No. 6 Ohio State defeated No. 12 Michigan, 2-1 on Friday to share the top of the Big Ten field hockey standings after last weekend's action. Both the Buckeyes and Wolverines sit at 4-0 in conference play with one weekend remaining in the regular season. Northwestern narrowed the gap between second and third with a 3-1 win over Indiana. Michigan State also earned another conference win as they defeated Indiana 2-0 over the weekend.

 

The complete Big Ten field hockey weekend roundup can be found below.

October 22

#6 OHIO STATE def. #12 MICHIGAN, 2-1

October 23

#11 PENN STATE def. #17 Duke, 2-1

#9 MICHIGAN STATE def. INDIANA (rv), 2-0

#6 OHIO STATE def. UC Davis, 4-0

October 24

NORTHWESTERN (rv) def. IOWA, 4-2

#12 MICHIGAN def. UC Davis, 2-0

Ball State def. INDIANA (rv), 2-1 (2OT)

#11 PENN STATE def. #5 Princeton, 1-0

FH: Weekend Schedule

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Heading into the second-to-last weekend of regular season action, the race for the Big Ten regular season championship nears its climax as the top two teams in the conference face off to highlight a trio of Big Ten matchups Friday afternoon.

In a 3 p.m. ET contest, No. 6 Ohio State (11-3, 3-1 Big Ten) visits No. 12 Michigan (10-5, 4-0) with the winner having the inside track to the No. 1 seed in next month's Big Ten Tournament. 

Two non-conference and one conference game highlight Saturday's action, featuring No. 17 Duke traveling to No. 11 Penn State while Ohio State faces UC Davis at a neutral site of Ann Arbor, Michigan starting at 1 p.m. ET. No. 9 Michigan State hosts Indiana at 1 p.m. ET to round out Saturday's matchups.

Four matches decorate Sunday's schedule, including three non-conference matchups. The Noon matches start with UC Davis traveling to Michigan, while Northwestern visits Iowa with the matchup being aired on www.bigtennetwork.com on Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. ET. Sunday concludes with Indiana facing Ball State at 1 p.m. ET and Penn State hosting No. 5 Princeton starting at 3 p.m. ET.