Three days after clinching a spot in the NCAA tournament with its second consecutive America East Conference Championship victory, No. 18 Stanford field hockey (13-7, 4-2) will return home to take on Miami (Ohio) University (11-8, 8-0 Mid-American) in the opening round of the NCAA playoffs.
On Sunday, the Cardinal beat University of New Hampshire in a decisive 4-1 final match to win the conference title and advance to the NCAA tournament for their fourth straight season. The Redhawks won the MAC Conference championship on Saturday by beating Kent State 2-1 in overtime, making the NCAA playoffs for the first time since 2013. Stanford and Miami last matched up in 2015, when the then-No. 6 Cardinal claimed a 1-0 victory in overtime.
The Cardinal and the Redhawks will play on Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Varsity Field Hockey Turf. The victor will advance to the semifinals and play No. 2 Duke on Saturday in Durham.
Contact Laura Anderson at lauraand ‘at’ stanford.edu.