Oct. 18, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Bucknell, American, Boston University and Colgate all earned spots in the 2014 Patriot League Field Hockey Tournament on Saturday as the four teams are set with two weeks remaining in the regular season.
The key outcome was Bucknell’s 2-1 win over Lafayette, which put the Bison into the tournament and also clinched berths for the other three squads. Bucknell leads the Patriot League with a 4-0 record, while the other three tournament squads are all 3-1 in League play. American dealt Colgate its first League loss with a 4-1 final on Saturday, while Boston University defeated Holy Cross 4-0 on Friday.
The top seed in the field will host the Patriot League Tournament, and Bucknell can lock that spot up with a win at Colgate on Saturday. If the Raiders beat the Bison, the host school will depend on other results in the final two weeks.
American makes the Patriot League Tournament field for the 14th time in as many seasons since joining the League in 2001, extending the longest consecutive run in League history. Bucknell qualifies for the League tourney for the 17th time, tying Lafayette for the most overall appearances, and the sixth season in a row. Boston University is in the postseason tourney for the second time in as many seasons in the Patriot League, while Colgate makes it for the 10th time overall and fifth in the past eight seasons.
The top seed will serve as the host institution for the event, and will face the No. 4 seed in one semifinal on Nov. 7 with the No. 3 facing the No. 2 in the other contest. The semifinal winners meet the next day for the Patriot League Championship and the League’s automatic berth to the NCAA postseason.
For more information, visit Patriot League Field Hockey Tournament Central