Saturday's Field Hockey Results

Updated 10/13/2012

Courtesy of MAC Sports Information Departments


Saturday's Field Hockey Results - 10/13
Kent State 6, Ball State 4
 Indiana 4, Central  Michigan 2
Ohio 5,  Missouri State 1


Kent State 6, Ball State 4
KENT, Ohio -- Kent State came away victorious in their last Mid-American Conference home game of the season, defeating the Ball State Cardinals 6-4. The win for the Golden Flashes pushed their record to (6-10; 2-1 MAC) while Ball State will drop to (3-11; 0-4 MAC).

Though this game started as a tightly contested match, it did not last for long, as sophomore Hannah Faulkner (Edwardsville, Ill.) scored in the 10th minute of play off of a long pass from sophomore Julia Hofmann (Bad Muenster, Germany) for her third goal of the year. Determined to make her presence felt, Faulkner once again put the ball into the net after receiving a pass from the baseline just 11 minutes later.
After seeing their opponent jump out to an early 2-0 lead Ball State came back with solid play of their own, scoring goals in the 26th and 36th minute to even the score 2-2. However, the Cardinals momentum would not last for long. Junior Rebecca Lee (Bathurst, Austrailia) corraled a rebound and delivered it into the goal in the 42nd minute, giving Kent State the lead once again.
The Cardinals did well at playing catch-up early, as they again tied the game with a goal of their own just two minutes later, making the score 3-3. Play went back and forth for another 11 minutes before Kent State's leading goal scorer, Hofmann, gavethe Golden Flashes the lead for good. Hofmann received the ball off of a penalty corner, but was unable to handle it at first, she then regained control and sent a strike past the Ball State goalie and just like that Kent State was up 4-3.
Knowing that the Cardinals had come back from deficits twice already in this contest, the Golden Flashes were not content with their one goal lead. While keeping up their aggresive play Hofmann once again found herself in range of the net, however, while charging forward she was tripped up by the defense and was awarded a penalty shot. Hofmann made the most of the opportunity and scored her 12th goal of the year. The lead grew to 5-3 in the 61st minute.
Freshman Karleigh Carlin (Drexel Hill, Pa.) put the final goal on the board for Kent State in the 62nd minute after being fed from Lee on the right side. It was her fourth score of the year. Ball State hoped to come back from their three goal deficit, scoring their fourth goal of the day in the 66th minute, but the Cardinals ultimately ran out of time.
The Golden Flashes will return to the field tomorrow, Sunday, October 14 at 12:00 p.m where they will face Michigan State at Murphy-Mellis Field. It is the final home game of the season for the team.

Indiana 4, Central  Michigan 2 

EVANSTON, Ill. - Central Michigan saw a 2-1 halftime lead disappear in a span of three minutes in the second half, falling to Indiana, 4-2, in a non-conference tilt at Northwestern University Saturday afternoon.
The Chippewas (6-7) took the lead in the ninth minute of the contest when junior Bailey McKeon took a cross from the left side and scored her ninth goal of the season.
After a goal from the Hoosiers' (8-6) Rachel Stauffer tied the match in the 20th minute, sophomore Cayleigh Immelman responded for the Chippewas to put the Maroon and Gold back on top.
Immelman took a cross in front of the cage from junior Erica Garwood and was able to push a shot past the IU goalkeeper for her second goal of the season and a 2-1 CMU lead.
The lead lasted 16 minutes into the second half before Mariella Grote tied things up with her fifth goal of the season, tipping a shot from Morgan Fleetwood in off a penalty corner.
Fleetwood then herself scored a goal just three minutes later, finding the back of the cage for the ninth time this season, again giving the Hoosiers a goal off a penalty corner for a 3-2 advantage.
IU's Gaby Olshemski made it a 4-2 game six minutes later in the 60th minute when she scored her third goal of the season on a diving shot in the circle.
The Chippewas were unable to make a comeback as they attempted just one more shot over the final 10 minutes, an attempt by McKeon that was blocked by the defense.
The Hoosiers limited CMU to just three shots on goal in the contest, while senior Anastasia Netto was forced to face nine, saving five.
CMU was able to attempt just one penalty corner in the contest as well, while the Hoosiers converted two of their five attempts.
The Chippewas will continue play tomorrow afternoon in Evanston when they take on No. 9 Northwestern at 2 p.m


Ohio 5, Missouri State 1
ATHENS, Ohio - On the day it honored their four seniors, Ohio Field Hockey relied on them in an easy MAC win over Missouri State, 5-1. Taylor Brown matched her career-high with four goals and Laura Mastro notched her first tally of the season, while adding an assist, as the ‘Cats cruised in their final home game.

“We executed in all facets of the game and I’m so proud of what this senior class has been able to accomplish,” Head Coach Neil Macmillan said. “The group of them has really been leaders on and off the field and I know they, and this team, still have some goals to accomplish.”
Brown picked up a hat trick in the first 22 minutes of action, scoring off a deflection, a penalty corner and a penalty shot. She added the fourth goal in the 63rd minute, once again off a penalty shot. Brown now has 42 goals for her career, third all-time, and is one point shy of the century mark, fourth all-time.
“Our fans were great today and the atmosphere was special, it being Senior Day with all our friends and family here,” Brown said. “We wanted to come out like we always do and apply pressure and get some goals. We still have a couple games left to play but it was different emotionally today because of the circumstances.”
Today was the 10th time Brown scored multiple goals in a game during her career. She scored four goals in a game back during her sophomore season in a win over St. Louis.
“Taylor was exceptional today, as were all of the seniors,” Macmillan added. “I think it is great that she was able to get so many goals so early in the contest. It really eased the pressure on her and the rest of the team,”
Laura Mastro made her senior day special with her first goal of the season. She added an assist to move her into a tie for fifth all-time at Ohio with Torrie Albini.
“Laura always plays hard and she is one of those players that always competes,” Macmillan said. “She probably deserves more credit than she gets outside of our team. I thought Cathryn did well today on corners and put some good shots on goal and Marissa was her usual self, causing havoc all over the field.”
Ohio racked up 31 shots and 15 penalty corners while the Bears managed eight shots and five penalty corners. Sophomore goalkeeper Brittany Walker, who came into the game 10th nationally with a 1.33 goals against average, made seven saves for the ‘Cats.
Cathryn Altdoerffer led Ohio with eight shots, four of which were saved by MSU goalkeeper Andrea Bain, and the fourth senior, Marissa Higgins, had a try saved in the 58th minute by Bain. Jessica Jue, Luli Gomez Teruel and Adele Sammons also had tries at goal, but were denied by Bain.
Ohio hits the road next weekend with a trip to Mt. Pleasant. The Bobcats play at Central Michigan on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m.