Post by Millennium on Oct 16, 2016 17:35:07 GMT -5
#5 PSU women's field hockey lost to #6 Maryland today by a score of 4-5. Not a bad loss. I prefer they take a loss now (which they can learn from) rather than an early loss in the tourney. PSU's conference record is now 4-2 and their overall record is 12-2.
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Post by Millennium on Oct 29, 2016 19:33:09 GMT -5
PSU Field Hockey defeated Indiana by a score of 3-2 yesterday, in their final match of the regular season.
The standings are now set for the B1G Conference Tournament, which begins on November 3rd. Per the B1G Conference website:
The tournament will be held at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., beginning Thursday, Nov. 3. This year's Big Ten Tournament champion will earn the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.
BTN will provide live television coverage of the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship game of the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament. Follow all the action at www.bigten.org and on Twitter @bigtenchamps.
#2 Penn State plays #7 Indiana at 12:30 pm EST on Nov. 3rd.
BTN will cover the matches live.
From the GoPSU website:
As the No. 2 seed, Penn State will face seventh-seeded Indiana once again with a game time slated for 12:30 p.m. ET on Thursday in the second game of the day. The first semifinal is slated for 1 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 4, while the second semifinal will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday's championship game will start at Noon. The tournament champion will earn the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament
Final conference standings: 1) Maryland 2) Penn State 3) Michigan 4) Northwestern 5) Iowa 6) Michigan State 7) Indiana 8) Rutgers
Last Edit: Oct 29, 2016 19:38:24 GMT -5 by Millennium
The 2016 Big Ten Tournament Championship game will be played on Sunday afternoon at 12 p.m. EST at the Univ. of MD in College Park, MD. Penn State field hockey is on social media. Follow the program on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PennStateFieldHockey) and Twitter/Instagram @pennstatefh.
Last Edit: Nov 4, 2016 17:02:19 GMT -5 by Millennium
It's always good to beat Maryland. Thanks for the post!
Yes, it is. Also, should give us a good seed in the NCAA tournament bracket. Division I Field Hockey -->The NCAA Selection Show will air live on NCAA.com Sunday Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. ET. Here is the link: www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/fieldhockey/d1
My 2 cents Penn State got the easier half of the bracket, for sure.
Our most difficult opponent in our half of the bracket would be the #1 overall seeded team. However, before we get there, we could potentially face one of two other good teams. That is, Virginia, who we beat earlier in the season, and Michigan, who we beat twice this year. Should we be good/lucky enough to get to the semis, we'd play #1 Duke. However, they have displayed vulnerabilities this year. They have 2 losses on the season. The latest was in the ACC semis to N. Carolina on 11/04. N. Carolina then lost on 11/06 in the ACC final to Virginia (who we beat). Funny how things work out that way.
The other half of the bracket will have some tough matches. They have #3 Syracuse (last year's champs) and #2 Maryland (I'm surprised they got the #2 seed after losing to PSU in the B1G final). Also, they have UConn and N. Carolina (last year's runner-up), who have been ranked in the top 5 all year.
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NITTANY NOTES: Penn State is the No. 4 seed in the 16-team tournament. With a win, the Nittany Lions will face the winner between Virginia and Michigan in the Quarterfinals on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. Penn State’s 31 NCAA berths tie them with Old Dominion at No. 2 for number of NCAA tournament berths. North Carolina leads the NCAA in field hockey postseason appearances qualifying for the tournament 33 times over the programs history. The Nittany Lions hold a 24-34 all-time record at the NCAA Tournament including two second-place finishes, one third-place finish and four fourth-place finishes.
PRINCETON NOTES: The Tigers received an at large big and enter the tournament with a 10-7 record. Princeton is 28-20 all-time in the tournament including making four trips to the national semifinals and winning it all in 2012. Goalie Grace Bayis has a .654 save percentage and has recorded four shutouts. Offensively, Caro Cat leads the team in goals scored (15) and points (35) Princeton Has shutout four teams this season: Dartmouth (4-0), Yale (3-0) Columbia (6-0) and Townson (8-0).
MY NOTES: I don't see PSU losing this match. We beat them during a regular season match by a score of 4-2.
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Post by Millennium on Nov 14, 2016 16:00:01 GMT -5
This is going to be my last post on this thread.
I was so upset that the team lost in the 1st round, that I couldn't bring myself to post the result. However, after a few days to forget about it, I checked the bracket for the other teams' results. Boy am I happy I did and surprised at the results and multiple upsets.
Round 1 upsets --> Princeton defeats PSU 2-1
Round 2 upsets --> Delaware defeats #1 Duke 3-2; N. Carolina defeats #2 Maryland 3-0; Connecticut defeats #3 Syracuse 3-2, and Princeton defeats Virginia 3-2.
So, there are NO seeded teams in the Final Four. What??!!! Unbelievable.
The Final Four consists of Delaware vs Princeton and N. Carolina vs Connecticut.
Last Edit: Nov 14, 2016 16:01:20 GMT -5 by Millennium