Field Hockey’s Challenging Schedule Released for Upcoming Season

Temple’s 2015 season schedule will be headlined by six nationally-ranked teams, pitting them against some of the top talent the nation has to offer.

Trying to improve on a 14-7 season that saw them lose to eventual national champion the University of Connecticut in the Big East title game, the Owls will start the season on Aug. 28 in the annual Conference Cup tournament against the University of Maryland, the No. 2 team in last season’s final National Field Hockey Coaches Association poll.

Temple’s September schedule will see the team travel to Penn State University to play the Nittany Lions, who were No. 6 in last season’s final NFHCA poll, and on Sept. 20, the Owls will host Northwestern — No. 7 in last season’s final NFHCA poll.

The Owls will also face nationally-ranked Old Dominion University on Oct. 2 to kick off conference play and a rematch of last season’s Big East title game with UConn will take place seven days later on Oct. 9.

Temple’s regular season will end with a conference game at Villanova University on Halloween, one week before the four-team Big East tournament on Friday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 8 at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Virginia.