Saturday's Field Hockey Results

Updated 9/6/2013

Saturday Field Hockey Scoreboard 9/7

Ohio 2, William & Mary 1

Central Michigan 2, Lafayette 3

Missouri State 1, Bucknell 5


Ohio 2, William & Mary 1

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Ohio University field hockey team (1-2) picked up its first win of the season Saturday afternoon with a 2-1 victory over the College of William & Mary (2-2) at the University of Louisville’s Trager Stadium.
Junior goalkeeper Brittany Walker (Elizabethtown, Pa.) starred for the Bobcats in the cage, allowing just one goal while making three saves in all 70 minutes of action.
While Walker and Ohio's defenders were dazzling on their end of the field, the ‘Cats offense was buttressed by a first-half goal from senior Luli Gomez Teruel (Salta, Argentina) and the game-winning score by redshirt junior Lauryl Desch (Charlottesville, Va.).
Ohio posted seven shots to William & Mary’s eight and earned four penalty corners in the contest. The Bobcats out-shot the Tribe in the second half, 4-3.
The Bobcats could not score on their first corner of the match (7:50), but found the back of the cage just three minutes later as Gomez Teruel took a pass from Louisville native Katherine Fenzel and rifled it into the upper right quadrant of the cage.
Junior Caelyn Hartley (Escondido, Calif.) almost converted on a scoring opportunity in the 17th minute, but the shot was saved by Tribe goalkeeper Cate Johnson. After a save from Ohio’s Walker at 20’, William & Mary posted an equalizing goal in the 21st minute when Olivia Hajek found the back of the cage.
Neither team could find many offensive chances in the final 14 minutes of the first half and the two teams entered intermission tied at one.
The Bobcats earned a corner at the 40-minute mark which led to a shot attempt from another Louisville native, senior Riley Higgins.
After the ‘Cats prevented the Tribe from scoring on two corners (46’, 52’), the Bobcats converted in the 58th minute. After a penalty corner taken by senior Jessica Jue (Vancouver, British Columbia), Desch fired a shot that was saved by Tribe goaltender Meredith Savage. Desch then took the rebound and beat Savage on her second attempt to give Ohio the lead once again (2-1).
The Bobcats stifled William & Mary on two more corner attempts in the 59th and 67th minutes and the Tribe could not put together another offensive opportunity for the remainder of the match.
Ohio wraps up its two-match event in Louisville with a contest against the host Cardinals Sunday at 1 p.m.


Central Michigan 2, Lafayette 3

Philadelphia, Pa. - Lafayette scored with under nine minutes to play Saturday afternoon to hand Central Michigan its second-straight loss, 3-2.
The Chippewas (2-2) erased a deficit twice in the first half as senior Bailey McKeon knotted the match at 1-1 at the 16:28 mark on an assist from senior Julianna Makrinos.
The Leopards (1-1) again took the lead at the 26:17 mark on a goal by Hanna Sotiropoulous before Maude Stalars evened things up with her first career goal to send the two teams to the break tied, 2-2.
Stalars attempted to give the Chippewas the lead late in the match with a pair of shots on goal, but was unable to convert before Sotiropoulos scored the game winner with 8:40 to play.
Both teams fired 12 shots in the contest, with the Chippewas holding a 6-3 advantage in penalty corners. Sadie Reynolds made five saves in the contest as her record also dropped to 2-2 on the year.
CMU will play Iowa and Stanford in Iowa City next weekend.

Missouri State 1, Bucknell 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hillary Lawless scored for the second-straight game, but the Missouri State field hockey squad (1-3) lost 5-1 to Bucknell on Saturday (Sept. 7).
Bucknell (1-2) did all of its scoring in the first half. The Bison stuck the Bears with an early deficit when Rachel Misko took a pass from the right side of the cage and scored just 31 seconds into the match.
Missouri State’s defense held the fort until the 14th minute, until Emma Fitzgerald scored off a rebound to make the score 2-0 in favor of the Bison. The Bears’ defense then posted another 13-minute defensive stand, but Bucknell’s Hope Obernesser and Kiersten Sydnor scored goals just 28 seconds apart in the 27th minute.
Sydnor then made it 5-0 with 18 seconds remaining in the half when she scored off a rebound.
Lawless (Sr., St. Louis, Mo.) got the Bears on the board in the 37th minute when she scored off a rebound right in front of the goal. Lawless’ goal was her second of the year.
Bucknell out-shot the Bears 19-to-8, and placed nine shots on goal compared to MSU’s three. Liz Young (So., San Diego, Calif.) notched a career-high three defensive saves for Missouri State.
The Bears return to action with a pair of games next weekend vs. Indiana and Robert Morris in Bloomington, Ind. MSU will take on host Indiana at 3 p.m. on Friday (Sept. 13), then play Robert Morris at 2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 14).