Sunday's MAC Field Hockey Results

Updated 9/23/2012

Stories Courtesy of MAC Home Sports Information Departments 

Sunday's MAC Field Hockey Scoreboard - 9/23
Saint Louis 3, Ball State 2
Iowa 4, Central Michigan 1
Louisville 6, Kent State 1
Miami (Ohio) 7, Georgetown 1
Ohio State 10, Missouri State 1
Northwestern 2,  Ohio 1
 

Saint Louis 3, Ball State 2
MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State field hockey team (2-7) dropped a 3-2 decision to Saint Louis Sunday afternoon at the BSU Turf Field at the Briner Sports Complex. Tarel Teach (Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes) and Natalie Jardell (Granville, Ohio/Granville) scored goals for the Cardinals.

"We just didn't come out and execute today," said head coach Beth Maddox. "We didn't have a good second half and made some bad decisions."
 
The first half was another defensive battle for the Cardinals. The Billikens had 11 shots with Maddi Elliott (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart) making six saves. Elliott did not allow a goal in 35 minutes of action, the first time all season she did not allow a goal in a half.
 
Ball State got on the board first with Teach getting an assist from Allie White (Kettering, Ohio/Fairmont) into the left corner of the box. The score would stay 1-0 heading into halftime.
 
Saint Louis got on the board early in the second half, with Tori Lycett going one-on-one with Shelby Henley (Novi, Mich./Novi). Twenty four seconds later Jardell put a goal in the back of the box with White getting her second assist of the season.
 
The Billikens got two more goals from Lexi Lindblad and Corrine Murphy to capture its first win of the season to go 1-9.
 
Henley was credited with the loss and goes 1-2 on the season.
 
The Cardinals are back in action at the BSU Turf Field at the Briner Sports Complex next weekend as they host Central Michigan and Indiana. You can keep up with all the action by following @BallStFHockey on Twitter, liking "Ball State Field Hockey" on Facebook and checking ballstatesports.com.

 

Iowa 4, Central Michigan 1
MOUNT PLEASANT – The Central Michigan field hockey team was even with No. 13 Iowa after the first half, 1-1, but allowed three second-half scores as the Hawkeyes claimed a 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon at the CMU Field Hockey Complex.

The Chippewas (3-6, 0-1 MAC) recovered from an Iowa (7-2, 1-0 Big Ten) goal 46 seconds into the contest with a goal of their own from junior midfielder Erica Garwood, but couldn't contain the potent Hawkeye offense in the second period.
 
Iowa's Corinne Allen broke through and away from the CMU defense just 46 seconds into the match and found the back of the cage from about five yards out as freshman goalkeeper Sadie Reynolds, in her first collegiate start, came out to challenge the play, giving the Hawkeyes an early 1-0 lead.
 
The Chippewas answered with a goal of their own in the 16th minute as Garwood took a deflection from junior forward Bailey McKeon and scored from about six yards out on the right side. The goal is Garwood's third of the season and the second in her last three matches.
 
Senior midfielder Erin Dye attempted to put the Chippewas ahead with a shot off a penalty corner in the 21st minute that was saved by Iowa goalkeeper Kathleen McGraw.
 
Central's defense held the Hawkeyes scoreless for the remainder of the half, but the Hawkeyes continued their trend of strong second halves to control possession and pull away in the final 35 minutes of play.
 
Iowa's Dani Hemeon scored off one of the Hawkeye's six second-half penalty corners in the fifth minute of the second half to give the Hawkeyes a 2-1 lead they wouldn't relinquish.
 
The Hawkeyes again scored on a penalty corner nine minutes later when Sarah Drake deflected a direct shot from Marike Stribos for a 3-1 advantage.
 
A final goal was added in the 65th minute when Reynolds saved a shot by Aubrey Coleman, but Kelsey Mitchell found the rebound and put it in the cage for a 4-1 lead.
 
Reynolds made six saves in her first collegiate start in goal.
 
The Chippewas are on the road this upcoming weekend with matches against MAC foe Ball State on Saturday at 1 p.m. and against Pacific at noon on Sunday in East Lansing, Mich.
 

Louisville 6, Kent State 1
KENT, Ohio – The Kent State field hockey team suffered a 6-1 setback to Louisville Sunday (Sept. 23) at Murphy-Mellis Field

Freshman forward Karleigh Carlin (Drexel Hill, Pa.) gave the Golden Flashes (5-7) the early advantage when she scored her third goal of the 2012 season off a corner thanks to assists from junior defender Sabrina Binder (Krefeld, Germany) and junior midfield Rebecca Lee (Bathurst, Australia).
 
Unfortunately for Kent State, the Cardinals (7-3) tallied six unanswered goals to secure the victory, including two by senior forward Amber Thomas.
 
Kent State hits the road to play at Duke next Sunday (Sept. 30) at 1:00 p.m. 
 

Miami (Ohio) 7, Georgetown 1
OXFORD, Ohio - The Miami University field hockey team earned their second win of  the weekend, as the RedHawks prevailed over the Georgetown Hoyas Sunday in a 7-1 decision. The Red and White posted their best offensive production of the season, surpassing their previous six-goal outing against Longwood on Sept. 8. Sunday's win was also significant as the team got a big win while celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day.

"I think we were able to use all our options today," said senior Olivia Miller. "We were able to do the short balls that built it up the sideline and we were able to see the long balls that were able to give us the big breakways. We were able to manage when we could slow down and when we could speed up and that allowed for a lot of great scoring opportunities."
 
Miami (4-6) seized the initiative early as Miller opened the scoring off a penalty corner to give the RedHawks a 1-0 advantage at 3:00. The 'Hawks had a clear advantage on the play, as two Hoya players were called off-sides on the play, leading to a 9-3 advantage for Miami.
 
The RedHawks struck again at 16:30 as freshman Bea Dechant fired a beautiful shot from the left side that found its way by Hoya goalkeeper Briana Periera to give the 'Hawks a 2-0 advantage. The tally was Dechant's first career goal.
 
Junior Alyssa Logan furthered the lead when she tallied on a penalty corner, giving the 'Hawks a 3-0 lead at 18:12. Sophomore Ali Froede threw the ball in front of the net, but her shot went just wide. Logan found the rebound and shoved it by Pereira.
 
Miami posted another penalty corner goal as the ball bounced off a shot to the left corner of the net where junior Emily Gruesser was able to deposit the ball in the net to extend the Red and White lead to 4-0 at 31:45. Sid Marcum tallied her second assist of the game on the play.
 
The Hoyas (2-8) responded with a goal of their own to close out the first half as Emily Weinberg put in a goal as playing time expired to cut the Miami lead to 4-1. The goal was the only one that Miami sophomore Christina Heston let in, as she earned her first win of the season. Heston would finish the outing with three saves.
 
Sophomore Valentina Neira silenced a possible comeback when she scored at 37:28 to put the Red and White ahead, 5-1. Logan found Neira on the far side of the net, where Neira made an easy tap in goal to put the game away.
 
The RedHawks leading scorer on the weekend with seven points, Miller, found the back of the net again at 46:33 to give Miami a 6-1 lead. Freshman Leni Gross recorded her first point of the year on the play as she was credited with an assist on the play.
 
Freshman Angela Amon recorded the first goal of her career at Miami and scored the 'Hawks seventh goal. Kaitlin Evans found Amon on the opposite side of the circle with a beautiful pass before Evans shot the ball in at 63:51.
 
"I think we did really well with our off ball movement," said Logan. "We're working on supporting the ball carrier and did that successfully today."
 
Miami outshot Georgetown 20-8 for the game. The RedHawks had an impressive 18 penalty corner attempts for the contest and had an 18-3 advantage in that category. Miller led Miami with eight shots, including five on goal.
 
The RedHawks return to action Monday for an afternoon matchup with Saint Francis (PA) at 2 p.m. at the Miami Field Hockey Turf Complex. The game can be viewed live on Miami All-Access for those who are unable to attend.
 
 

Ohio State 10,  Missouri State 1
Missouri State's break from conference play didn't go as planned, as the Bears field hockey squad (3-6) lost to Ohio State 10-1 on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.

"There's a difference between being on the field playing and being on the field watching," head coach Gabby Gomez Sosa said. "Today, we were watching.
 
"When you watch, you will always be one step behind."
 
The Buckeyes jumped out to an early 1-0 lead against Missouri State junior goalkeeper Andrea Bain. In the fourth minute, Ohio State senior forward Berta Queralt scored in front of the goal off a right-side pass from junior midfielder Paula Pastor-Pitarque. In the ninth minute, senior forward Danica Deckard followed with a goal of her own on the right side of the cage off an assist from sophomore midfielder Mona Frommhold.
 
About 30 seconds later, Frommhold was credited with a goal that was deflected in front of the cage. Ohio State freshman forward Peanut Johnson picked up the assist on the play.
 
At that point, junior Katie Mulloy replaced Bain in goal, but that didn't slow the Buckeyes for long. Queralt scored her second goal of the day, which extended Ohio State's lead to 4-0 with about 17 minutes left in the first half, this time on a reverse shot in front of the cage. Deckard assisted on the play.
 
Pastor-Pitarque and Queralt teamed up for another Ohio State goal with 9:02 remaining in the first half, that time when Pastor-Pitarque scored from the top of the circle off an assist from Queralt. Ohio State's commanding 5-0 lead was the margin at halftime.
 
Queralt continued her offensive onslaught when she scored her third goal of the day at 1:34 into the second half. Deckard got her second assist on the play, which was a reverse shot from the left side of the cage.
 
Johnson scored the next Buckeye goals unassisted. She made the score 7-0 from the top of the circle and got the shot past Mulloy on the left side of the cage. About eight minutes later, she scored past Mulloy on the right side to give Ohio State an 8-0 advantage.
 
Hillary Lawless got Missouri State on the board in the 50th minute. The junior forward dribbled in the circle and found the back of the cage on a right-side shot for her team-leading fifth goal of the year. However, the Bears saw their deficit increase to 9-1 when Pastor-Pitarque's shot went off a MSU defender and into the Bears' goal.
 
Ohio State's Emma Royce, a freshman midfielder, made the final margin 10-1 when she scored off a penalty corner with just over a minute remaining in the game.
 
The Bears allowed the Buckeyes only six penalty corners, a season-best total for Missouri State. However, Ohio State out-shot the Bears 23-to-11 and recorded 16 shots on goal to MSU's five.
 
Missouri State will open their home schedule on Sept. 29 with a noon matchup against conference rival Miami (Ohio) at Plaster Sports Complex.
 

Northwestern  2, Ohio 1
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio Field Hockey put forth a spirited second-half effort but was defeated by No. 10 Northwestern this afternoon, 2-1. Adele Sammons scored her first goal as a Bobcat but the team fell in its sixth straight one-goal game.

"I thought we fought hard and played really well during the first 20 minutes of the second half," Head Coach Neil Macmillan said."Our adjustments at halftime seemed to work and i was pleased to see Adele get on the score sheet. They're a top-10 team for a reason and we saw glimpses today of what we could be if we continue to work hard and persevere."
 
Northwestern scored in the ninth minute when Chelsea Armstrong scored her 16th goal of the season off a pass from Tara Puffenberger. Though the majority of the play during the first half was in Ohio's defensive end, Brittany Walker's four saves kept the deficit at only one goal.
 
The Wildcats finished with four penalty corners and six shots during the first 35 minutes, while the defense muted the Bobcat attack.
 
Ohio was a different team in the second half, taking the game to NU. The Bobcats earned their first penalty corner five minutes into the half and Cathryn Altdeorffer had a try go wide. Luli Gomez Teruel had a try chipped high in the 46th minute and Ohio had something brewing.
 
The Green and White would earn itself a penalty corner during the same offensive possession and Sammons capitalized to score the equalizer. Jessica Jue was credited with her fourth assist of the season after sending the corner try into play. It was her fourth of the season, second-most on the team.
 
Ohio earned itself three more penalty corners during a six-minute span as Sammons had a try blocked and Altdoerffer went wide with another effort.
 
The Bobcats were unfortunate to go a player down due to a green card and the Wildcats pounced as Caroline Tronceliiti scored her fifth goal of the season off a pass from Kaylee Pohlmeyer.
 
The last good look at goal for Ohio came in the 67th minute as it earned its sixth penalty corner of the half. Taylor Brown wound up for a try at goal but a NU defender got in the way and blocked the attempt. The Bobcats all six of their corners in the second half and limited Northwestern to one attempt.
 
Ohio is back at it again on Friday, Spt. 28 when it travels to Philadelphia for a contest at St. Joseph's. Start time is slated for 3 p.m.