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Liberty Earns No. 2 Seed in 2016 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship

October 28, 2016  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Earns No. 2 Seed in 2016 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship

2016 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship Bracket

BIG EAST Championship Release

In its first year as an affiliate member of the BIG EAST, the Liberty field hockey team has earned the No. 2 seed for the 2016 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship.

With their 7-0 win over Temple on Friday, the Lady Flames finished the BIG EAST regular season slate with a 5-2 record and clinched the second seed for the BIG EAST Tournament.

The four-team championship will be held on Friday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 6 in Philadelphia, Pa. Temple will host the tournament at Howarth Field at the Temple Sports Complex.

Connecticut (17-1, 7-0 BIG EAST), who is ranked No. 3 in the nation, drew the tournament's top seed after finishing 7-0 in league play in 2016. Liberty (7-8, 5-2 BIG EAST) and Providence (13-5, 5-2 BIG EAST) both finished 5-2 in the conference, but Liberty was seeded second due to its win over Providence, 2-1, last Friday night in Providence, R.I. Providence (13-5) is the No. 3 seed, followed by No. 4 Temple (6-11, 3-4 BIG EAST).

The No. 1 Huskies will square off with the No. 4 Owls at 1 p.m. on Friday, followed by No. 2 Liberty against No. 3 Providence at 4 p.m. The winners of the semifinals will advance to the championship on Sunday at 1 p.m.

All three games will be streamed live on the BIG EAST Digital Network.

Here are the current regular season standings for the BIG EAST Conference:

Team Overall Conference
No. 3 Connecticut 17-1 7-0
Liberty 7-8 5-2
Providence 13-5 5-2
Temple 6-11 3-4
Old Dominion 7-9 3-4
Quinnipiac 4-13 3-4
Villanova 4-13 1-5
Georgetown 5-11 0-6

Providence defeated Old Dominion, 1-0, in overtime on Friday night, knocking the Monarchs out of the tournament field and putting Temple in. UConn bested Quinnipiac, 5-1, on Friday. Villanova and Georgetown play on Saturday at noon to wrap up BIG EAST regular season action, but it has no bearing on postseason play.

Ticket prices per day for the BIG EAST Championship are $7 for adults (age 13 and over) and $5 for those 12 and under. All session tickets are also available at $12, while groups of 10 or more can purchase single-game tickets at $5 apiece. To buy tickets ahead of time, call the Temple Athletic Ticket office at 215-205-2981 or visit online at: