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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 11/3/2023, Last updated: 3/15/2024
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Field Hockey Tournament: Semifinals Recap

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The Big Ten Tournament Championship Game is set as third-seed Maryland will take on top-seeded Northwestern Sunday at Ocker Field with an automatic NCAA berth on the line.

Game #1: Northwestern 3, Ohio State 0

Northwestern players gave Head Coach Tracey Fuchs a birthday present with a 3-0 shutout of 11th-ranked Ohio State (14-6) in the day's first semifinal.

Top-ranked Northwestern (17-1) broke a 0-0 tie with three goals in a span of three minutes in the third quarter to extend their winning streak to 17-straight matches.

Game #2: Maryland 2, Rutgers 1

Eighth-ranked Maryland scored twice in the fourth quarter to post a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Rutgers (16-3).

Margot Lawn and Maci Bradford netted goals with under 10 minutes remaining to propel Maryland (16-4) into the tournament final for the first time since 2018.