Penn State Advances to Semifinal Round of NCAA Tournament
Nov. 10, 2007
Penn State 1, Maryland 0: Britney Long scored a first half goal in the 22nd minute and the Penn State defense played its best game of the year as Penn State stunned two-time defending national champion Maryland 1-0 on its home field in Sunday's NCAA Tournament second round game to advance to next weekend's NCAA final four. The Nittany Lions will return to College Park for its seventh NCAA final four in school history and its 10th all-time trip to the final four, counting the former AIAW national semifinals as well.
Wake Forest 3, Michigan 2: Despite owning advantages in shots and penalty corners, the No. 6-ranked University of Michigan field hockey team suffered a narrow 3-2 loss against No. 2 Wake Forest in the NCAA quarterfinal round Sunday (Nov. 11) on Phyllis Ocker Field. The teams exchanged goals several times throughout the match, but Aileen Davis scored the go-ahead tally at the 45:49 mark to move the Demon Deacons into the Final Four.
Michigan 1, Ohio 0: The No. 6-ranked University of Michigan field hockey team advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament after it claimed a 1-0 overtime victory against No. 15 Ohio on Saturday (Nov. 10) on Phyllis Ocker Field. Senior captain Lucia Belassi registered the game-winning goal at the 83:10 mark of the contest on a rebound in front of the Bobcat cage.
Penn State 3, Virginia 2: In the first game this year between Penn State and Virginia way back on August 26 in the first weekend of the season, Virginia scored a first half goal and led 1-0 at halftime before Penn State rallied with three unanswered second-half goals for a 3-1 victory. On Saturday, in another matchup with the Cavaliers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the game was very similar to the first meeting as Penn State overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit with three second half goals before Virginia scored a late goal but the Nittany Lions held on for a narrow 3-2 victory at the Maryland Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.
Boston University 1, Iowa 0 (2OT): The fifth-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team (17-4) lost a defensive war in double overtime to No. 11 Boston University, in Storrs, CT., Saturday. The Terriers scored the winning goal during the 88th minute.
Wake Forest 3, Michigan State 2: The No. 8 Michigan State field hockey team fell to No. 2 Wake Forest, 3-2, in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday in Ann Arbor, Mich. MSU ended its season with a 16-6 record, losing in the first round for the first time in five trips to the NCAA Tournament. Wake Forest has earned nine-straight opening round victories since 1999, and will play Michigan tomorrow at 1 p.m.