Nov. 11, 2012
No. 4 Seed Penn State Falls To Syracuse in NCAA Quarterfinals
The No. 4 seeded Penn State field hockey team ended its run in the 2012 NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon, falling to Syracuse (19-2) 5-2 in the quarterfinals. The Nittany Lions, ranked No. 3 in the NFHCA Poll, ended their season with a 18-4 record.
Penn State hosts Syracuse today at 2 p.m. ET in quarterfinal action of the 2012 NCAA Field Hockey Tournament. The Nittany Lions took down Albany in the first round, 2-1, while Syracuse defeated UMass 4-2. The winner will take on No. 1 North Carolina or Old Dominion in the semifinals.
Iowa Falls to Virginia, 3-2
Iowa fell to Virginia, 3-2, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament today. The Cavaliers struck first, scoring five minutes into the contest to take an early 1-0 lead. Iowa bounced back with two unanswered goals by Dani Hemeon and Jessica Barnett to pull ahead 2-1. Virginia knotted the score, 2-2, with just 11 seconds remaining in the opening period. The Cavaliers carried that momentum into the second half, outshooting the Hawkeyes, 6-2, and ultimately finding the back of the net 25 minutes into the half.
Michigan Bested by Old Dominion, 6-1
The ninth-ranked Michigan field hockey team could not keep pace with No. 8 Old Dominion, sacrificing an early and sizable lead in a 6-1 loss in the NCAA Tournament first round on Saturday afternoon. Junior Rachael Mack scored the lone goal for the Wolverines, as they wrap the season with a 15-7 record and their third straight NCAA tournament appearance.
Penn State Downs Albany, 2-1
Big Ten Tournament Champion Penn State defeated Albany, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon in University Park. Sophomore Taylor Herold notched both goals for the Nittany Lions, scoring the game-winner with less than 10 minutes to play in the contest. A No. 4 seed, Penn State will host Syracuse in the tournament quarterfinals on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. ET.
Penn State Release
2012 NCAA Field Hockey Championship Begins on Saturday
Iowa, Michigan and Penn State take to the field today in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Field Hockey Championship. Big Ten Tournament Champion Penn State earned the No. 4 seed and will host Albany at 11:30 a.m. ET. At 2 p.m., Iowa will travel to Charlottesville, Va., to take on Virginia, and Michigan will face Old Dominion in Chapel Hill, N.C.