The Big Ten released its 2014 Big Ten field hockey TV schedule on Tuesday. View the full BTN/BTN2Go field hockey schedule in this post.
Michigan State upset No. 2 Syracuse, 2-1, and Penn State fell to Princeton, 5-4, Saturday in the opening round of the NCAA field hockey tournament. The Spartans’ win over the Orange snapped Syracuse’s 45-game home winning streak. Michigan State will take on Connecticut at 2 p.m. ET Sunday. The winner of the game advances to the national semifinals.
Two Big Ten teams will compete in the NCAA Field Hockey Championship, it was announced on Sunday night. Michigan State and Penn State earned berths to the 16-team tournament, with the Spartans opening play on Wednesday and the Nittany Lions participating on Saturday.
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.