2012 NCAA Field Hockey Championship Central
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
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
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.