Hildreth

Southern New Hampshire University's Alison Hildreth, left, defends in front of the net during the Saint Anselm game earlier this season. The Penmen host Bentley Tuesday at 4 p.m. in a Northeast-10 conference quarterfinal.

The field hockey teams at Keene State, Plymouth State, Southern New Hampshire University, Saint Anselm and Franklin Pierce start postseason play this week.

KSC and PSU play each other tonight (6:30) in Keene in the opening round of the Little East Conference Tournament. The Panthers are seeded seventh while the Owls, the tournament champs the last six seasons, are the No. 2 seeds.

Saint Anselm and SNHU are competing in Northeast-10 Conference quarterfinals today. The Hawks, top seeded in the tourney, will host No. 8 Franklin Pierce at 6 p.m. The Penmen, seeded third, will host sixth-seeded Bentley at 4 p.m.