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No. 2 seed Liberty is set to host the 2018 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship at the Liberty Field Hockey Field for the first time ever, this weekend. The Lady Flames (12-5, 6-1 BIG EAST) will begin their quest for a BIG EAST title on Friday at 4 p.m. against the No. 3 seed Providence Friars (11-7, 4-3 BIG EAST).
The winner of Friday's semifinal match between the Lady Flames and Friars will square off with either No. 1 seed UConn (16-3, 7-0 BIG EAST) or No. 4 seed Villanova (9-9, 4-3 BIG EAST) in Sunday's championship at 1 p.m. The Huskies and Wildcats will meet in the other semifinal, Friday afternoon at 1 p.m.
The tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the 2018 Division I Field Hockey Championship.
Liberty finished the regular season with a program-best six BIG EAST wins against just one loss to earn the No. 2 seed for the tournament. The Lady Flames are ranked No. 15 in the latest national poll and listed No. 16 in the NCAA Field Hockey RPI entering the weekend.
Liberty and Providence met last Friday night in each team's regular-season finale in Providence, R.I. The Lady Flames defeated the Friars 4-0 in that game to clinch the No. 2 seed for the championship.
How to Follow the Lady Flames All BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship games will be streamed live on the BIG EAST Digital Network via Fox Sports Go. Download the Fox Sports Go app on your mobile device or tablet to watch the action. The matches may also be viewed on desktop or laptop computer at www.FOXSportsGo.com. Additionally, Liberty Athletics Communications will provide live stats (StatBroadcast) for each of the three tournament matches.
Also, be sure to follow Liberty Field Hockey on Twitter (@LibertyFH) and Instagram (libertyfieldhockey) for updates throughout the weekend.
BIG EAST Championship History Liberty holds a 2-2 all-time record in two BIG EAST Championship appearances (2016, 2017). The Lady Flames have defeated Providence (1-0 score on Nov. 4, 2016) and Old Dominion (3-1 score on Nov. 3, 2017) while losing UConn in the final in both 2016 and 2017.
Liberty is the No. 2 seed in the tournament for a third consecutive year.
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