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No. 3 seed Liberty will travel to Quinnipiac for the 2019 BIG EAST Field Hockey Championship, which begins on Friday.
The 19th-ranked Lady Flames (10-7, 5-2 BIG EAST) will begin their journey for a BIG EAST crown on Friday at 2 p.m. against the No. 2 seed and 18th-ranked Old Dominion Monarchs (10-6, 6-1 BIG EAST).
The four-team BIG EAST Tournament will be held at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey Stadium in Hamden, Conn. The winner of Friday's semifinal match between Liberty and ODU will take on either the No. 1 seed and third-ranked Connecticut (16-3, 7-0 BIG EAST) or the No. 4 seed Providence Friars (12-6, 4-3 BIG EAST). The Huskies and Friars will meet in the first semifinal, Friday at 11 a.m.
The tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the 2019 Division I Field Hockey Championship.
Liberty is in search of its first BIG EAST title. The Lady Flames captured NorPac Championship crowns in 2013 and 2014 to earn berths into the NCAA Tournament.
The Lady Flames won five BIG EAST regular season games to earn the No. 2 seed. Liberty has captured five or more conference regular season contests in each of its four years in the league and holds a 21-7 mark since joining as an affiliate member prior to the 2016 season.
The Lady Flames are ranked No. 19 in the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll and have been inside the top 20 in all nine national polls, this season. Liberty is No. 20 in the NCAA Field Hockey RPI.
Liberty and Old Dominion met on Oct. 11 at the Liberty Field Hockey Field, with the Monarchs prevailing 3-2. ODU scored all three goals in the second half.
All BIG EAST Championship games will be streamed live on the BIG EAST Digital Network presented by SoFi. The contests will be carried on Caffeine, Twitter and YouTube.
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