Louisville (11-7, 2-3) edged No. 21 Ohio State 4-3 in overtime at Trager Stadium in Louisville, Ky. The Cardinals got off to an early start when sophomore Alyssa Voelmle converted on a penalty corner in the third minute to make the score 1-0. The Buckeyes surged back to go up 2-1 going into the second half. Freshman Victoria Stratton tied the game at two on a penalty corner. Junior Erin Schneidtmiller scored to make it 3-3 at the end of regulation, and senior Amber Thomas scored the gamewinner five minutes into overtime.
PROVIDENCE MAKES THE 2012 BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD
For the first time since 2009, Providence advanced to the postseason last week with a 2-1 win over Rutgers. Providence is the third of four teams to clinch an appearance in the 2012 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship. Providence is joined by No. 4 Connecticut and No. 3 Syracuse.
LOUISVILLE, RUTGERS, VILLANOVA FIGHTING FOR THE FINAL SPOT
Louisville, Rutgers and Villanova are in contention to take the fourth and final spot in the 2012 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship. Louisville will play Providence and Villanova will host Georgetown to wrap up conference play. Rutgers will await its postseason fate with a 2-4 conference record.
BIG EAST FIELD HOCKEY SHOWDOWN
No. 4 Connecticut and No. 3 Syracuse will battle it out this week for the regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the 2012 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship. The game will be played on Saturday, Oct. 27 at J.S. Coyne Field in Syracuse, N.Y.
2012 BIG EAST FIELD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2012 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship is a four-team single elimination championship. The winner earns the league’s automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Championship in Norfolk, Va. Louisville will host the championship at Trager Stadium in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 2 & 4. The first semifinal will begin at 5:00 p.m., on Nov. 2, with the second semifinal to follow at 7 p.m. The winners will meet in the final on Nov. 4 at 1:00 p.m.
For ticket information and more details on the 2012 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship, visit Championship Central.