Quarterfinals: On the opening day of the 2016 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament, No. 3 Michigan defeated No. 6 Michigan State, No. 2 Penn State beat No. 7 Indiana, No. 1 Maryland defeated No. 8 Rutgers, and No. 4 Northwestern beat No. 5 Iowa. The remaining four tournament teams will be in action again on Friday, with semifinal games slated for 1 p.m. ET and 4 p.m.
Semifinals: No. 2 Penn State defeated No. 3 Michigan and No. 1 Maryland defeated No. 4 Northwestern in semifinal action. No. 1 Maryland and No. 2 Penn State will meet in the Big Ten Tournament Championship match on Sunday at noon ET.
Championship: Two second half goals lifted second-seeded Penn State over top-seeded Maryland, 2-1, in the championship game of the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex on Sunday. With the victory, Penn State (16-2, 6-2 Big Ten) earned the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament, and secured its conference-leading seventh Big Ten Tournament title.
The Terrapins got on the board first in the 26th minute after Emma Rissinger was able to finish an assist from Big Ten Player of the Year Welma Luus. Penn State's Aurelia Meijer scored the equalizer just two minutes into the second half off a penalty corner, before Gini Bramley provided the game-winning goal in the 44th minute.
The win marks Big Ten Coach of the Year Charlene Morett-Curtiss' 500th career victory at Penn State. The Nittany Lions earned their first tournament title since 2012.
The NCAA Selection Show will air live on NCAA.com Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET.
2016 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament All-Tournament Team
Kate Barber, Indiana
Sophie Plasteras, Iowa
Layne Holesboer, Maryland
Welma Luus, Maryland
Esther de Leijer, Michigan
Katie Trombetta, Michigan
Kristin Matula, Michigan State
Isabel Flens, Northwestern
Lily Gandhi, Northwestern
Gini Bramley, Penn State
Sklyer Fretz, Penn State
Devon Freshnock, Rutgers
Gini Bramley, Penn State
|Thursday, November 3 (Quarterfinals - LIVE on BTN)|
|Quarterfinal #1: #3 Michigan def. #6 Michigan State, 2-1 (2OT)||Box Score | Michigan Recap | Michigan State Recap|
|Quarterfinal #2: #2 Penn State def. #7 Indiana, 3-1||Box Score | Penn State Recap | Indiana Recap|
|Quarterfinal #3: #1 Maryland def. #8 Rutgers, 3-1||Box Score | Maryland Recap | Rutgers Recap|
|Quarterfinal #4: #4 Northwestern def. #5 Iowa, 3-1||Box Score | Northwestern Recap | Iowa Recap|
|Friday, November 4 (Semifinals - Live linear and streamed coverage)|
|Semifinal #1:#2 Penn State def. #3 Michigan, 1-0||Box Score | Penn State Recap | Michigan Recap|
|Semifinal #2: #1 Maryland def. #4 Northwestern, 3-2 (OT)||Box Score | Maryland Recap | Northwestern Recap|
|Sunday, November 6 (Championship - LIVE on BTN)|
|Championship Game: #2 Penn State def. #1 Maryland, 2-1||Box Score | Big Ten Recap | Penn State Recap | Maryland Recap|