BTN.com staff, November 6, 2014
The 2014 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament started Thursday in Ann Arbor.
The tournament picks up again Friday. In Game 5, Maryland plays the Game 2 winner at 1 p.m. ET. In Game 6, it's the game 3 winner against the Game 4 winner at 3:45 p.m.. Winners advance to play Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. All three of those games air live on BTN & BTN2Go.
Game 1 — No. 1 seed Maryland 5, No. 8 seed Ohio State 0
The second-ranked Maryland field hockey team (17-2, 7-1 B1G) rolled past eighth-seeded Ohio State, 5-0, Thursday in the Terps? first-ever Big Ten Tournament game. Junior Sarah Sprink led the Terrapins with two goals and an assist in the quarterfinal matchup at Michigan.
Game 2 — No. 4 seed Penn State 1, No. 5 seed Michigan State 0
In the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament, the fourth-seeded Penn State field hockey team held off fifth-seeded Michigan State, 1-0, at Phyllis Ocker Field on Thursday afternoon. Senior Laura Gebhart (Mount Joy, Pa.) scored the goal for the Nittany Lions.
Game 3 — No. 2 seed Michigan 3, No. 7 seed Rutgers 0
Shaking off a sluggish start, the No. 12 University of Michigan field hockey team dominated the second half and cruised to a 3-0 shutout victory over Rutgers in the Big Ten Conference Tournament quarterfinals Thursday afternoon (Nov. 6) at Phyllis Ocker Field.
Game 4 — No. 3 seed Northwestern 2, No. 6 seed Iowa 1
First-team All-Big Ten selection Maddy Carpenter made a season-high 10 saves and Caroline Troncelliti's goal late in the first half was the difference as third-seeded Northwestern advanced in the Big Ten field hockey tournament with a hard-fought 2-1 win over sixth-seeded Iowa at Ocker Field on Thursday evening.