Sunday's MAC Field Hockey Results

Updated 10/7/2012

Courtesy of MAC Sports Information Departments


Sunday's Field Hockey Scoreboard
Indiana 1, Miami 0 
Northwestern 8,  Kent 0
Michigan State 1, Ohio 1
Ohio State 9,  Ball St. 1 


Indiana 1, Miami 0
– It was a defensive struggle on a chilly afternoon in Oxford with the Indiana Hoosiers getting a late goal to get by the Miami University field hockey team, 1-0, on Sunday. The RedHawks fall to 7-8 on the season, while the Hoosiers improve to 7-5.

Indiana outshot Miami, 6-4, during a scoreless first half. The Hoosiers were able to get four shots on the net during the period, but each time Sarah Mueller was in position to make the save. Miami’s best chance came in the 30th minute when Chrissy Zessin got the ball deep in the circle She attempted to plug the ball under Indiana goalkeeper Viki Green, but Green was able to trap the ball.
In the 43rd minute, Morgan Fleetwood was able to break free in the right side of the circle. Her shot was able to find the corner of the net to put the Hoosiers in front, 1-0. Miami had a chance to respond in the 52nd minute when Alyssa Logan had a shot from the right corner that was saved by Green. A penalty corner was awarded on the play, but this time Emily Gruesser’s shot was blocked. The RedHawks had one final try in the last minute, but Green made another save on Ali Froede’s shot.
The teams finished even with 12 shots apiece. Miami had a 6-3 advantage in penalty corners. Bea Dechant and Valentina Neira led the ‘Hawks with three shots each. Mueller made seven saves in goal.
Miami returns to action on Friday when it hosts Appalachian State at 5 p.m.

Ohio State 9,  Ball St. 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ball State field hockey team (3-10, 0-3 MAC) dropped a 9-1 decision to No. 16 Ohio State Sunday afternoon. Senior Marisa Weachter (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) scored her second goal of the season.

"We had to make some adjustments today due to an injury before the game," said head coach Beth Maddox. "Our girls stepped up and did the best they could. While the scoreboard said one thing, we know that there were several small victories for us today."
Weachter scored off a rebound into the right side of the cage in beginning seconds of the second half. Leanne Goldblatt (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Lakeland) and Bianca Velez (Virginia Beach, Va./Floyd E. Kellam) each recorded a defensive save.
Freshman Maddi Elliott (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart) made 14 saves in her 70 minutes of action.
The Cardinals were outshot by the Buckeyes 43-3. Ohio State also had 16 penalty corner opportunities to Ball State's one attempt.
Mona Frommhold and P. Pastor-Pitarque each scored three goals for the Buckeyes, while Peanut Johnson registered two assists.

Michigan State 1 Ohio 0
- Ohio Field Hockey dropped a nail-biter this afternoon to No. 20 Michigan State, 1-0, in overtime at Pruitt Field. It was the fourth one-goal game the Bobcats have played this season against a Big Ten opponent and third one-goal game against a top-20 foe.

"Obviously a disappointing result today and we held them without a shot during the second half except for those final five minutes," Head Coach Neil Macmillan said. "It just proves that we are a fighting team and won't ever give up in a game."
Michigan State came out of the gate and took it to the Bobcats in the first 15 minutes, but only mustered two shots, one on goal. Ohio's controlled the tempo for the final 20 minutes of the first half, with its best chances coming off corners.
Cathryn Altdoerffer, yesterday's standout, was denied by MSU goalkeeper Molly Cassidy, as was Taylor Brown. A back-and-forth first half saw a lot of action in the midfield with neither team really peppering the other's goalkeeper.
Ohio had some more chances in the second half with Laura Mastro creating the first good try against the Spartans. Adele Sammons had one just go wide off a penalty corner and Jessica Jue took a return pass of a corner that trickled just by the cage.
Late in the contest, Luli Gomez Teruel got her stick down on a shot from outside the "D". Her deflection barely scraped over the top of the cage to keep the game scoreless.
The final six minutes of regulation belonged to the Spartans as the visitors earned four penalty corners and had a handful of chances. However, the Ohio defense forced the MSU chances to go awry and walker made a big save on Becky Stiles to send the game to overtime.
MSU stayed on the offensive into overtime as Walker made an amazing point-blank save on Heather Howie to start things off. However, Allie Ahern would finally score the game's first goal in the 74th minute, giving MSU the win.
"We held them to two shots in the first half and they didn't get after us until late in the second with those four-straight corners," Macmillan added. "Brittany made some big saves, including that one to start overtime and I thought our defense was resolute. Our forwards tracked back well defensively along with attacking their defenders on offense. Unfortunately, we were not able to finish."
Ohio will honor its seniors prior to its final home game next weekend against Missouri State. The MAC contest is slated for 1 p.m. on Saturday.



Northwestern 8,  Kent 0
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Matched up against a top 20 opponent for the fifth time this season, the Kent State field hockey team lost an 8-0 non-league match at No. 9 Northwestern on Sunday at the Thomas Athletic Complex.  

Kent State's upset bid of the No. 9 ranked Wildcats showed promise early, as the two teams were gridlocked until Tara Puffenberger scored the first of her three goals on the day in the 6th minute of play.  The Golden FLashes placed four shots on goal but, nothing got past Northwestern's goalie duo of Maddy Carpenter and Amanda Wirth.
Leading the Golden Flashes offensive attack was sophomore Julia Hofmann (Bad Muenster, Germany) with two shot attempts. Sophomore Jahna Jordan (Fallbrook, Cali.) and freshman Kimberly Henry (Stroudsburg, Pa.) had a combined four saves on the day.
With the loss the Kent State falls to (5-10;1-1 MAC) on the year. Northwestern improved their record to (12-2; 2-1 Big Ten).
Kent State will now look to gain momentum with a conference bout against the Ball State Cardinals at Murphy-Mellis Field on Saturday, October 13.