Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament Central

Nov. 4, 2012

Tournament Central

Penn State Earns Second Consecutive Big Ten Tournament Championship

The No. 1 seeded Penn State field hockey team claimed its second consecutive Big Ten Tournament Championship Sunday afternoon with the 2-0 defeat of No. 3 seed Michigan. It is the sixth Championship Title for the Nittany Lions (17-3, 5-1 Big Ten), more than any other school in the history of the Big Ten. The Lions earn the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship Tournament. RECAP

2012 All-Tournament Team
Viki Green, Indiana
Mariella Grote, Indiana
Jessica Barnett, Iowa
Karli Johansen, Iowa
Haley Jones, Michigan
Rachael Mack, Michigan
Abby Barker, Michigan State
Charlotte Martin, Northwestern
Arielle Cowie, Ohio State
Kelsey Amy, Penn State
Laura Gebhart, Penn State
Ayla Halus, Penn State

MVP: Kelsey Amy

Michigan Shuts Out Indiana, Will Play Penn State in Big Ten Final Sunday

The No. 3 seed Michigan field hockey team used strong defensive play and a second-half surge to claim a 3-0 decision against Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament seimfinal round on Friday evening (Nov. 2) at Iowa's Grant Field. RECAP

Penn State Heads to Big Ten Championship Game with 3-2 Win over Iowa

After a 3-2 victory over No. 4 seeded Iowa on Friday afternoon, the No. 1 seeded Penn State field hockey team will advance to the Big Ten Tournament Championship for the second consecutive year. The Nittany Lions, 16-3 overall, will take on the winner of the No. 13 Michigan-Indiana semifinal contest. The Championship game will take place on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. ET and will be aired by the Big Ten Network. RECAP

The semifinals of the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. CT today, with No. 1 seed Penn State taking on No. 4 Iowa. At approximately 4 p.m., No. 3 Michigan faces No. 7 Indiana.

Michigan Advances Past Ohio State, Will Face Indiana on Friday

The No. 13-ranked University of Michigan field hockey team took advantage of a redirection goal deep early in the second half to earn a 1-0 victory against Ohio State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday afternoon (Nov. 1) at Iowa's Grant Field. The victory extended U-M's win streak to seven straight games. RECAP

over Northwestern

The Indiana field hockey team continued its winning ways against Northwestern in postseason play, as the No. 7 seeded Hoosiers upset the No. 2 seeded Wildcats, 4-0, in the quarterfinal game of the 2012 Big Ten Tournament in Iowa City, Iowa this afternoon. The win improves the Hoosiers' record to 3-0 against NU in Big Ten Tournament play and is the first postseason win for IU since 2009, where Indiana defeated Penn State, 3-1, in the semifinal round and went on to play in the championship game. RECAP

Freshman Natalie Cafone's game-winning goal in the 80th minute lifted the 11th-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team to a 2-1 overtime victory over No. 22 Michigan State on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the 2012 Big Ten Tournament at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes will next face top-seeded Penn State in a Friday semifinal. RECAP

The Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament is underway at Grant Field in Iowa City, Iowa., with No. 4 seed Iowa taking on No. 5 Michigan State. For a full schedule of events, please select the Tournament Central link above.