Sunday's MAC Field Hockey Results

Updated 9/9/2012

Stories courtesy of MAC Home Sport Information Departments 

Sunday's MAC Field Hockey Scoreboard - 9/9
Longwood 6, Ball State 1
Miami (Ohio) 2, Ohio State 1 
Ohio 2, Indiana 1 
Lock Haven 4,  Kent State 2

Longwood 6, Ball State 1
OXFORD, Ohio - The Ball State field hockey team dropped a 6-1 decision to Longwood Sunday afternoon in Oxford, Ohio. Freshman Allie White (Kettering, Ohio/Fairmont) scored her second collegiate goal.
 
"We executed our game plan better in the first half today," said head coach Beth Maddox. "When we stayed disciplined we made progress. Unfortunately, the second half was a different story. We lacked discipline and heart."
 
Longwood (1-6) got on the board in the 19th minute when Jessica Diaz scored on a breakaway. White notched her second goal of the season for Ball State (1-4) as time expired in the first half getting a pass from classmate Bethany Han (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) from a penalty corner.
 
The Lancers would sink in five more goals in the second half. Longwood had six goals off 26 shots while Ball State had one goal off 10 shots.
 
Freshmen Shelby Henley (Novi, Mich./Novi) and Maddi Elliott (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart) split up duties between the posts once again for the Cardinals. Henley made four saves and allowed one goal. Elliott was credited with the loss, allowing five goals and making three saves.
 
The Cardinals will next face No. 11Northwestern on Saturday, Sep. 15 before hosting its season home opener against Lindenwood on Sunday, Sep. 16. 
 
Miami (Ohio) 2, Ohio State 1
COLUMBUS - Playing its fifth ranked opponent of the season, the Miami University field hockey team broke through with a win, defeating 23rd-ranked Ohio State on Sunday. The RedHawks improve to 2-4 on the season, while the Buckeyes fall to 2-3.
 
Both teams had chances early, with Emily Gruesser's shot in the third minute stopped by Ohio State goalkeeper Emma Voelker. In the eighth minute, Berta Queralt would dribble inside the circle and shoot the ball past Sarah Mueller into the left side of the cage to put the Buckeyes up, 1-0. Mueller and the defense would stiffen from there, as it would be the only time OSU would get on the board.
 
Miami would get the equalizer in the 32nd minute. After being awarded a penalty corner, a shot from Olivia Miller was blocked. Leni Gross took a stab at it, but her shot was saved by Voelker. Valentina Neira would then get the ball at the top left portion of the circle. She found Gruesser in the left corner. Gruesser put the ball into the net for her fourth goal in the past two games and fifth of the season. The teams went into the break tied at one.
 
The Buckeyes got a couple of chances early in the second half off of penalty corners, but Mueller came up with some good saves. In the 45th minute a shot by Bea Dechant was saved by Voelker. The ball came right to Demi Wideman, who shot it into the open net for her first career goal to make it 2-1 in favor of Miami.
 
In the final 20 minutes of the contest, Ohio State would earn six different penalty corner attempts. Each time either Mueller would come up with a big save, or the RedHawk defense would force the shot attempt wide. The Buckeyes final shot came in the final six seconds when their attempt went out of bounds. The clock expired and Miami had earned the victory.
 
For the game, OSU outshot the RedHawks, 25-11. The Buckeyes also had an 11-3 advantage on penalty corners. Gruesser, Miller and Dechant each had two shots, while Mueller finished with 10 saves.
 
The challenging non-conference schedule for Miami continues next weekend. On Saturday, Sept. 15, the RedHawks travel to Charlottesville to take on sixth-ranked Virginia at 11 a.m. The next day, Miami will head to Williamsburg to take on William & Mary at noon.
 
Ohio 2, Indiana 1 
Bloomington, Ind. - Ohio Field Hockey went to penalty flicks this afternoon, but got the result it wanted, topping previously-undefeated Indiana, 2-1 (3-2 SO). Laura Mastro scored the eventual game-winner as Brittany Walker made three saves during the shootout for the 'Cats.
 
Taylor Brown got the shootout started by scoring and giving the Bobcats a lead. After Ohio missed its second try, Walker made a save to keep things even. Cathryn Altdoerffer gave Ohio a 2-1 advantage on the third try and Walker made another save to maintain a one-goal lead.
 
An Ohio miss opened the door and once more, Indiana found the goal it needed it even the shootout. That’s when Mastro stepped up and calmly scored to give Ohio the lead for a third time. With the game on the line, Walker made her third save of the shootout to win the game for the ‘Cats.
 
"It was an exciting game, no doubt, really heart-stopping with the new shootout rules," Head Coach Neil Macmillan said. "From the get-go, we were able to create space, which was key for our attack. I think our firness level was key in overtime because we were able to shuttle players in and out of the game. Also, Brittany came up with some big plays and stepped up for us today in goal."
 
Altdoerffer had two shots in the first nine minutes of the match, having one blocked and another sail wide. Brown also had a try go wide in the 12th minute.
 
After an IU green card, Altdoerffer had a chance saved before Brown was denied and sent another try high during a two-minute span. Caelyn Hartley had a try go wide in the 21st minute, which would be Ohio’s last opportunity of the half.
 
Indiana ratcheted up the pressure with three corners and four shots in an effort to break the scoreless tie. Walker made a big save on Morgan Fleetwood with four minutes remaining in the half. At the intermission, the teams were even in shots (7-7) and penalty corners (4-4).
 
Ohio had the first try of the second half when Luli Gomez Teruel went high with an attempt. However, Indiana capitalized off its second penalty corner of the half when Audra Heilman scored on a rebound after Hannah Boyer had a try blocked.
 
Gomez Teruel had Ohio’s next two tries on goal, both over the next five minutes, and the ‘Cats finally got a penalty corner chance in the 54th minute.
 
Altdoerffer had a try saved by IU goalkeeper Maggie Olson but Jessica Jue, collected the rebound. Jue, who took the corner, passed it to Ashley Cureton on the right side who cooly slotted home the equalizer. It was Cureton’s first goal of the season and second tally as a Bobcat.
 
The Bobcats had a few more tries in the final five minutes of regulation as Altdoerffer had a shot blocked and Brown went wide. Altdoerffer missed wide with 19 seconds left to signal the end of the attack.
 
Ohio doubled up Indiana with eight shots in the second half as opposed to the home side’s four. Both teams also recorded two penalty corners.
 
In overtime, Brown had Ohio’s best chance just two minutes into the frame. Walker would then make a big save on Heilman to force a second extra session.
 
Hartley, Marissa Higgins and Jessica Vaeth all had tries in the first four minutes of the second period, but none found the cage. Brown had another try blocked before Hartley was saved and Jue went wide on the seventh and final try of overtime.

Lock Haven 4, Kent State 2


KENT, Ohio – Senior forward Andrea Camut (Wexford, Pa.) and sophomore midfielder Missy Ramsey (Milford, Pa.) sparked a second half rally, but the Kent State field hockey team fell to Lock Haven, 4-2, Sunday (Sept. 9) at Murphy-Mellis Field.
 
The Lady Eagles (4-2) tallied the contest's first three goals, as sophomore midfielder Emily Woods and freshman midfielder Stephanie Ebersole scored first half goals and sophomore Megan Evans added another 15 minutes into the second half.
 
Camut put the Golden Flashes (3-4) on the board five minutes later with her first goal of the 2012 season off an assist from Ramsey to cut Lock Haven's advantage to 3-1, but the Lady Eagles answered seven minutes later when junior defender Kelly Harsh tallied an unassisted goal.
 
Ramsey shaved Lock Haven's lead back to two goals when she scored her first of the season on a corner attempt off assists from sophomore forward Jenna McHale (Willow Street, Pa.) and junior midfielder Alyssa McFerren (Gibbsboro, N.J.). Unfortunately for the Flashes, time ran out on their comeback bid.