MSU tops Iowa, claims B1G field hockey tourney title

Third-seeded Michigan State topped fifth-seeded Iowa, 3-2, to claim the 2013 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament Championship on Sunday afternoon. The Spartans rallied from a 2-0 deficit, and Adelle Lever scored the go-ahead and eventual game-winning goal on a highlight play in the 62nd minute. Abby Barker accounted for Michigan State’s first two goals.

This marks Michigan State’s fourth Big Ten tourney title and first since 2009. With the win, the Spartans (12-9, 4-2 Big Ten) earn the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

Relive the 2013 tournament:

Thursday, Nov. 7 – First Round
Time Matchup Coverage
10:00 AM No. 5 Iowa – 1, No. 4 Michigan – 0 Archive | Game Wrap-Up | Gametracker | Recap | Box Score
12:15 PM No. 7 Ohio State – 3, No. 2 Northwestern – 2 Archive | Game Wrap-Up | Gametracker | Recap | Box Score
2:30 PM No. 3 Michigan State – 6, No. 6 Indiana – 0 Archive | Game Wrap-Up | Gametracker | Recap | Box Score
Friday, Nov. 8 – Semifinals
Time Matchup Coverage
10:00 AM No. 5 Iowa – 4, No. 1 Penn State – 3 (OT) TV: BTN (Live) | Gametracker | Recap | Box Score
12:30 PM No. 3 Michigan State – 2, No. 7 Ohio State – 1 (2OT) TV: BTN (Taped) | Gametracker | Recap | Box Score
Sunday, Nov. 10 – Championship
Time Matchup Coverage
Noon No. 3 Michigan State – 3, No. 5 Iowa – 2 TV: BTN (Live) | Gametracker | Recap | Box Score

Watch our Abby Barker interview:

Watch our Helen Knull  interview:

2013 All-Tournament Team
Danielle McNally, Indiana
Natalie Cafone, Iowa
Dani Hemeon, Iowa
Haley Jones, Michigan
Abby Barker, Michigan State
Molly Cassidy, Michigan State
Charlotte Martin, Northwestern
Nina Laudahn, Ohio State
Emma Royce, Ohio State
Laura Gebhart, Penn State
Ashtin Klinger, Penn State

Tournament MVP
Abby Barker, Michigan State

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