The 2017 Big Ten Women's Lacrosse Tournament will be held at the Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex in College Park, Md. on Friday, May 5 and Sunday, May 7.
Tournament Central (UMTerps.com)
Big Ten Tournament Release
No. 1 Maryland Tournament Notes
No. 2 Penn State Tournament Notes
No. 3 Northwestern Tournament Notes
No. 4 Johns Hopkins Tournament Notes
NORTHWESTERN OUTLASTS PENN STATE IN A THRILLER, ADVANCES TO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Northwestern freshman Megan Kinna scored the game-winning goal with 59.3 seconds remaining to secure a 12-11 win against second-seeded Penn State in a game delayed by almost 90 minutes due to severe weather. The win vaults the Wildcats into their second straight Big Ten Tournament Championship Game and a rematch with top-seeded Maryland.
Northwestern had four team members score at least two goals on the evening, led by Christina Esposito with three. Mallory Weisse recorded 11 saves between the pipes, while Shelby Fredericks controlled 13 draws for the third-seeded ‘Cats.
The victory sets up a rematch of the 2016 Big Ten Championship Game, which was won by Maryland, 12-9. Sunday’s game will be played at Maryland’s Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex, and coverage will be provided live by BTN at 12 p.m. ET.
MARYLAND DEFEATS JOHNS HOPKINS TO ADVANCE TO SECOND STRAIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
Top-seeded Maryland jumped out to a 12-8 halftime lead thanks to four individual hat tricks, and held on for a 19-16 win in the first semifinal of the Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament on Friday evening. The Terrapins advance to Sunday’s championship game, where the hosts will face the winner of the Penn State-Northwestern game at 12 p.m. ET.
Maryland was led offensively by a trio of six-point performances, as junior Megan Whittle (5G, 1A), sophomore Caroline Steele (5G, 1A), and freshman Kali Hartshorn (4G, 2A) led a strong attack that recorded 37 shots. Caroline Wannen recorded five points, including four assists, while Zoe Stukenberg recorded a hat trick and dished out an assist.
Johns Hopkins was paced offensively by Shannon Fitzgerald, Haley Schweizer, Emily Kenul and CeCe Finney, who each recorded at least three goals.
The Terrapins advanced to the Big Ten Tournament championship game for the second straight season, and extended their current win streak to 18 games.