Nov. 6, 2011
Penn State Defeats Michigan, 3-2, to Claim Big Ten Tournament Championship
No. 3 Penn State earned a 3-2 win over No. 1 Michigan to claim its fifth Big Ten Tournament title on Sunday afternoon. Tied 2-2 after the first half, the Nittany Lions' Taylor Herold scored the game-winner in the 61st minute en route to a Penn State victory. Abby Furhman and Kelsey Amy scored first half goals for Penn State, while Kim Sheaffer and Mallory Albini scored for Michigan.
2011 ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Audra Heilman, Indiana
Jessica Barnett, Iowa
Karli Johansen, Iowa
Mallory Albini, Michigan
Aline Fobe, Michigan
Molly Cassidy, Michigan State
Chelsea Armstrong, Northwestern
Jenn Sciulli, Ohio State
Paula Pastor-Pitarque, Ohio State
Kelsey Amy, Penn State
Lauren Alloway, Penn State
MVP: Kelsey Amy, Penn State
No. 3 Penn State Edges No. 2 Ohio State, 1-0
Third-seeded Penn State moved on to the Big Ten Tournament championship with a 1-0 win over second-seeded Ohio State. Brittany Grzywacz scored the lone goal for the Nittany Lions, while teammate Ayla Halus recorded five saves in the victory. Penn State will take on Michigan at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday.
No. 1 Michigan Takes Down No. 4 Iowa, 4-1
Top-seeded Michigan advanced to the Big Ten Tournament championship game with a 4-1 win over fourth-seeded Iowa. Tied 1-1 after the first half, the Wolverines used three second half goals to defeat the Hawkeyes. Rachael Mack scored Michigan's lone tally of the first half before teammates Mallory Albini, Axelle Wouters and Bryn Bain added goals in the second half. The Wolverines will face the winner of Ohio State-Penn State in the championship game.
Big Ten Tournament Semifinals is Underway
The Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament semifinals has begun in State College, Pa. with No. 1 Michigan taking on No. 4 Iowa in the first match of the day. Game two, featuring No. 2 Ohio State against No. 3 Penn State, is scheduled for approximately Noon ET. Both matches will be broadcast live on the Big Ten Network.
No. 3 Penn State Defeats No. 6 Northwestern, 6-1
Third-seeded Penn State moved on to the next round with a 6-1 win over sixth-seeded Northwestern in the tournament's final match of the first round. The Nittany Lions surrendered the first score of the contest but notched six unanswered goals to defeat the Wildcats. Penn State's Taylor Herold, Ashtin Klinger and Kelsey Amy scored two goals a piece for the Nittany Lions. The Nittany Lions take on the Buckeyes at approximately Noon ET on Friday.
No. 2 Ohio State Takes Down No. 7 Michigan State, 2-1
Second-seeded Ohio State notched a 2-1 win over seventh-seeded Michigan State this afternoon at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex. Arielle Cowie and Jenn Sciulli scored goals for the Buckeyes in the first round victory. Abby Barker had the lone goal for the Spartans. Ohio State will face the winner of Penn State-Northwestern on Friday at Noon ET.
No. 4 Iowa Defeats No. 5 Indiana, 3-2
Fourth-seeded Iowa advanced to the semifinal round with a 3-2 win over fifth-seeded Indiana in the opening round game of the Big Ten Tournament. The Hawkeyes' Jessica Barnett notched four points on two goals, while teammate Kelsey Mitchell added one goal in the contest. Indiana's Audra Heilman and Morgan Fleetwood scored goals for the Hoosiers. Iowa will face Michigan in the first semifinal match on Friday at 10 a.m. ET.
Big Ten Tournament Underway
The Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament begins at 9:00 a.m. CT at the Penn State Field Hockey Complex in State College, Pa., with No. 4 seed Iowa taking on No. 5 seed Indiana.