Nov. 12, 2010
Ohio State Conclude 2010 Season at NCAA Final Four
The Ohio State Buckeyes saw their season come to an end Friday afternoon following a 3-1 loss to No. 1 Maryland in the first NCAA semifinal appearance in program history. Senior forward Jena Cacciatore scored the lone Buckeye goal in the first five minutes of the game.
Ohio State finish the season 18-5 overall and were Co-Big Ten Champions.
Ohio State advances to NCAA semifinal
Ohio State, the last Big Ten team remaining, advanced to the semifinal of the NCAA Tournament after defeating Syracuse, 3-2 in their second overtime win of the tournament. The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, Aisling Coyle contributed the tying and game-winning goal to advance the Buckeyes into next Friday's (Nov. 19) semifinal matchup against top-seeded Maryland. The win markes Ohio State's first trip to the NCAA semifinals in program history.
Buckeyes advance to second round, Wolverines eliminated
Ohio State advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship with a 2-1 thrilling OT victory over Albany. The Big Ten Freshman of the Year Paula Pastor-Pitarque contributed the tying and game-winning goal as the Buckeyes (17-4) advance to play Syracuse, Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
The Michigan Wolverines saw their season come to an end Sunday afternoon following a competitive 1-0 loss to Old Dominion in the Chapel Hill Regional. Michigan finished the season 15-7 overall and were the Big Ten Co-Champions and Big Ten Tournament Champion.
Michigan State and Penn State eliminated in NCAA Championship opener
In Saturday's opening round of the NCAA Championship, the Michigan State Spartans dropped a 3-2 OT contest to third-seeded Virginia in the Charlotesville Regional. Michigan State's Sabine van den Assem and Angie Lucik contributed to the Spartans two goals.
Michigan State finishes the season 15-6 overall. Virginia advances to face the winner of the day's next match against Princeton-Wake Forest at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday.
Penn State's season came to a close, as the Nittany Lions fell to fourth-seeded Syracuse 2-1 OT in Saturday's opening round of the NCAA Championship. Penn State's goal came off the stick of Daneen Zug in the 43rd minute with goalkeeper Ayla Halus recording 18 saves. Penn State finishes the season at 14-6.
At 2 p.m. ET, Michigan (15-6) and Ohio State (16-4) open play in the Chapel Hill and University Park Regionals, respectively. The winner of the Michigan-Old Dominion matchup will face North Carolina on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. The winner of the Ohio State-Albany will meet Syracuse on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
Four Big Ten teams join in the quest to become the new NCAA Champion of the season when Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State open play in the 2010 NCAA Field Hockey Championship, which begins Saturday.
Big Ten Co-Champion and Big Ten Tournament Champion Michigan (15-6) opens play in the Chapel Hill Regional, where the Wolverines will face Old Dominion at 2 p.m. ET Saturday. The winner between the Wolverines and Monarchs will face the winner of Stanford-North Carolina on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
Earning the Big Ten's first at-large bid to the tournament is Michigan State, who begins play in the Charlottesville Regional. The Spartans will face Virginia at 11:30 a.m. ET Saturday. The winner will advance to face the winner of the Princeton-Wake Forest matchup on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
Ohio State, which earned an at-large bid to the tournament after finishing as the 2010 Big Ten Tournament runners-up last weekend. The Buckeyes will face Albany in the University Park Regional at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday. With a win, the Buckeyes (16-4) would move on to face Penn State or Syracuse in the second round on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
The Nittany Lions (14-5) also earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship after advancing to the 2010 Big Ten Tournament semifinals last weekend. The Nittany Lions will host Syracuse at 11:30 p.m. ET on Saturday. The winner of that game will move on to face the winner of the Ohio State-North Albany matchup.