Championship Matches Set for Women's Soccer and Field Hockey

Updated 11/5/1999
CLEVELAND (November 5) -- It was exciting for women's soccer and field hockey with all four semi-final matches decided by one goal in the Mid-American Conference Tournament.

In women's soccer, number one seed Eastern Michigan defeated the five-seeded Ohio Bobcats 1-0, giving Eastern Michigan's Sarah Willis her twelth shutout of the year. In the second semi-final match, the three seed Miami defeated the two seed Central Michigan 2-1. Miami's match-winner was scored by the MAC Freshman of the Year Danielle Berkmeier with two minutes left in regulation. Eastern Michigan and Miami will square off at 12 p.m. on Sunday in the championship match. Eastern Michigan defeated Miami 2-0 on September 26 to take the regular-season matchup.

Ball State and Kent will square off tomorrow for the second year in a row to decide the MAC tournament champion in field hockey. Number four seed Central Michigan took the number one seed Ball State into overtime before a Sally Northcroft game-winner with less than a minute remaining in the first overtime to give Ball State a 3-2 victory. In the second game, Kent's Inge Corten scored the game winner with 1:43 remaining in regulation to lift the Golden Flashes over Ohio. Ball State and Kent have split their regular-season games with both teams winning at home. The championship match will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 6.

Field Hockey
#1 Ball State 3, #4 Central Michigan 2 (OT)
#2 Kent 4, #3 Ohio 3

Championship Game
#1 Ball State 3 vs. #2 Kent
Saturday, November 6
1:00 p.m.

Women's Soccer
#1 Eastern Michigan 1, Ohio 0
#3 Miami 2, #2 Central Michigan 1

Championship Game
#1 Eastern Michigan vs. #3 Miami
Sunday, November 7