Iowa Wins 2007 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament Championship
Nov. 2, 2007
Iowa 4, Michigan 1: Third-seeded Iowa earned its second consecutive Big Ten Tournament championship by defeating top-seeded Michigan, 4-1 Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.
Iowa, which is ranked sixth nationally, earns the Big Ten's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. improve its record to 17-3, while the fifth-ranked Wolverines fall to 15-6.
Michigan 3, Penn State 2 (OT): A sea-saw affair ended with the top-seeded Michigan field hockey team avoiding upset Friday.
Michigan battled back from a one-goal deficit to force overtime and drop fourth-seeded Penn State, 3-2, in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Michigan advances to Sunday's championship game against Iowa, which beat Michigan State in the other semifinal game.
Iowa 3, Michigan State 2 (OT): The third-seeded Iowa field hockey team advanced to its second Big Ten Tournament championship game in as many years with a 3-2 overtime victory over second-seeded Michigan State on Friday.
Caroline Blaum scored two goals, including the game winner in the 72nd minute on a fastbreak in overtime, to help Iowa avenge one of its three losses this season. Michigan State beat Iowa, 1-0, on Oct. 27 in Iowa City.
Opening Round Games
Michigan State 4, Northwestern 1: No. 7 Michigan State beat Northwestern 4-1 in the opening game of the 2007 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament held at Ohio State in Columbus.
"At the beginning of the season, we started out strong and have grown so much over the year," Michigan State coach Rolf van de Kerkhof said.
Penn State 3, Ohio State 0: Penn State didn't hold Ohio State without a shot this time. The result, however, was even more dominant.
The Nittany Lions topped the Buckeyes, 3-0, Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament in Columbus. No. 9 Penn State (13-6), which held Ohio State without a shot in Friday's 1-0 victory in the regular season finale, allowed just three shots.
Iowa 8, Indiana 2: It was a good day for the Iowa field hockey team Thursday afternoon.
Six players tallied a goal for the sixth-ranked Hawkeyes as they downed Indiana, 8-2, in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament in Columbus, Ohio.