PHILADELPHIA - In its final BIG EAST game of the regular season, the Temple field hockey team defeated Villanova 3-2 Sunday afternoon to keep its tournament hopes alive. The top three seeds in the BIG EAST tournament have been set (No. 1 UConn, No. 2 Liberty, and No. 3 Old Dominion), while the fourth seed remains in play with Providence and Temple in the running.
With their win over Villanova, the Owls improve to 7-9 (4-8 BIG EAST) while the Wildcats fall to 4-10 (3-9 BIG EAST). The victory doubles the number of conference wins from last season, with the Cherry and White going 2-5 in BIG EAST play.