Sunday's MAC Field Hockey Results

Updated 10/14/2012

Courtesy of MAC Sports Information Departments


Sunday's Field Hockey Scorebooard - 10/14
App State 2, Ball State 0
Northwestern 6, Central Michigan 0
Michigan St.  4, Kent State 2

App State  2, Ball State 0
The Ball State field hockey team (3-12, 0-4 MAC) fell to Appalachian State 2-0 at the BSU Turf Field at the Briner Sports Complex in gusty conditions Sunday afternoon.

"We didn't capitalize on the chances that we had today," said head coach Beth Maddox. "The defense didn't do its job."
Appalachian State had nine shots in the first, with Maddi Elliott (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart) making three saves and Bianca Velez (Virginia Beach, Va./Floyd E. Kellam) notching a defensive save as time expired in the first half to keep the game knotted at 0-0.
The Mountaineers got on the board in the 46th minute off a goal by Hanna French and then scored in the 63rd minute from Dana Wetmore.
The Cardinals had five penalty corner opportunities to the Mountaineers' four and held the advantage in saves, 6-3.
Northwestern 6, Central Michigan 0
EVANSTON, Ill. - The Central Michigan field hockey team dropped a 6-0 decision at No. 9 Northwestern Sunday afternoon in a match that was interrupted by an approximately two hour weather delay.
The Chippewas (6-8) held the prolific Wildcats (14-2) to three goals prior to the weather delay with 12:55 remaining in the match, but Northwestern responded with three goals following the delay.
Through 57 minutes the Chippewas' offensive production was relatively even with the Wildcats'. The Chippewas had taken eight shots, three on goal, to Northwestern's 12 shots, six on goal, and they had earned two more penalty corners, 8-6. 
Defensive adjustments at the half after allowing three first-period goals allowed the Chippewas to keep the Wildcats off the board for 22 minutes in the second period heading into the weather delay. 
The Chippewas had an opportunity to score early as a shot by freshman defensive midfielder Anne Middeldorp that could have potentially given CMU an early 1-0 lead in the 13th minute was saved by a Northwestern defender on the goal line.
Northwestern's Chelsea Armstrong scored two goals off penalty corners in less than five minutes in the 16th and 20th minutes for a quick 2-0 lead.
Sophomore forward Cayleigh Immelman attempted to pull the Chippewas back within one at the 31 minute mark, but her shot was saved.
The Wildcats added to their lead just moments later, when Catherine Franklin scored off a loose ball in the 32nd minute to take a 3-0 advantage.
Senior midfielder Erin Dye had the team's best look of the second half, firing a shot in the 46th minute that was saved.
Neither team scored from that point until the weather delay at the 57:05 mark, which was called because of lightning and a tornado warning.
Within the first two minutes of the resumption of play, Carolin Troncelliti scored two quick goals in the 59th minute to race out to a 5-0 lead. Mary Susan Bro tacked on one more in the 70th minute for the final 6-0 advantage.
Senior goalkeeper Anastasia Netto made six saves to keep the Chippewas in the game heading into the weather delay. 
The Chippewas resume at home Friday as they host Ohio at 2 p.m.



Michigan State 4, Kent State 2 
KENT, Ohio --The Golden Flashes field hockey team was unable to win a tough non-conference matchup against thier sith ranked opponent in their final home game of the year against No. 19 Michigan State. The 4-2 loss dropped Kent State to (6-11; 2-1 MAC) while Michigan State jumped to (9-7; 2-3 Big Ten).
The Spartans came out of the gates swinging, pressing the Kent State defense right away. The Golden Flashes held strong for the first seven minutes of action before surrendering a goal. A Michigan State strike once again found the back of the net in the 9th minute, putting Kent State in an early 2-0 hole.
The story remained the same for the Golden Flashes, resulting in another Spartan goal in the 14th minute. Down 3-0 Kent State was determined to not let the game get out of hand. The home defense recovered by shutting out the Michigan State offensive attack for the rest of the half. Kent State's offense also started to pick up as a charge up the right baseline in the 19th minute led to Junior Alyssa McFerren's (Gibbsboro, N.J.) first goal of the season as well as Kent State's first goal of the game.  
Coming out of the half the Golden Flashes defense was greatly improved, keeping Michigan State from increasing their lead until the 58th minute. At a score of 4-1 late in the game the offense attempted to recover, but were only able to convert on one of their opportunities, a penalty corner that Junior Rebecca Lee (Bathurst, Austrailia) sent flying past the goalie in the 68th minute. Junior Sabrina Binder (Krefeld, Germany) assisted on the play. However, the clock was not a friend for Kent State this day, as they ultimately ran out of time, falling to the Spartans 4-2.
The field hockey team will return to play at Missouri State Friday, October 19 at 1:30 p.m before taking on Iowa Saturday, October 20 at 1:00 p.m.