staff, staff, November 9, 2014

The third-seeded Northwestern field hockey team claimed its first Big Ten Tournament title Sunday afternoon with a 3-1 win over top-seeded Maryland at Phyllis Ocker Field. With the victory, Northwestern (16-6, 6-2 Big Ten) earned the Big Ten?s automatic berth to the NCAA tournament.

The Wildcats? Lisa McCarthy put Northwestern ahead, 1-0, with a goal in the 25th minute. The Terrapins? Sarah Sprink tallied the equalizer in the 27th minute, before Northwestern?s Isabel Flens provided the game-winning goal in the 41st minute. Dominique Masters completed the game?s scoring in the 63rd minute.

The NCAA Selection Show will be live on tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

2014 All-Tournament Team
Chandler Ackers, Iowa
Maxine Fluharty, Maryland
Sarah Sprink, Maryland
Leslie Smith, Michigan
Sam Swenson, Michigan
Sierra Patton, Michigan State
Maddy Carpenter, Northwestern
Dominique Masters, Northwestern
Kaitlyn Wagner, Ohio State
Laura Gebhart, Penn State
Katie Andrews, Penn State
Jenn Staab, Rutgers

Tournament MVP: Maddy Carpenter, Northwestern