The Minutewomen clinched a spot in next weekend’s Atlantic 10 tournament after Friday’s win.
UMass routed the competition in its opening weekend.
The Minutewomen are 5-0 all-time against Lock Haven and have high expectations entering postseason play.
After starting the season 0-4, Richmond brought its record to .500, while Lock Haven continues to pile on wins.
The UMass field hockey overcame Temple, 4-1, and handled Lock Haven, 4-0, at Garber Field on Senior Day to end the regular season with seven straight wins.
Two wins during the weekend pushed the Minutewomen to an undefeated conference record.
The Massachusetts field hockey team played two games over the weekend and came away with one victory and one loss.
It was a competitive weekend in Atlantic 10 field hockey as Lock Haven and Richmond split its weekend series while Temple continues to struggle.
This weekend, the Minutewomen captured their third A-10 title in the last four years, with a 2-0 win over Lock Haven Saturday. UMass will prepare for an upcoming NCAA tournament play-in game.
It came down to the final weekend but all four spots in the Atlantic 10 field hockey tournament are set. Richmond managed to win two must-win games to get into the tournament as a No. 3 seed, led by Dani Pycroft who scored two goals over the weekend.
A photo slideshow of last week’s field hockey matchup against Lock Haven.
After a frustrating first half, defender Thando Zono, who missed the first five games of the season with a head injury, came through to score two goals in the second half against Richmond.
The Massachusetts field hockey team faces off against Lock Haven for the first time on Friday. A rejuvenated UMass offense will go toe-to-toe with an already strong Lady Owl offense.
Of all things that could effect the Minutewomen, the weather could be on its way to doom the Maroon and White. According to UMass coach Justine Sowry, when it rains on the turf, the play can get interesting.
The road to the A-10 Field Hockey Championship, which will take place one month from today, begins this Friday and features a full slate of games on the schedule. Conference-leading Lock Haven (9-4) will play in its first A-10 game in its history, hosting defending conference champion Richmond (4-7).
The Massachusetts field hockey team is projected to be crowned Atlantic 10 conference champions in 2010, according to this year’s preseason poll. Nine starters will return from last year’s squad.