Saturday's Field Hockey Results

Updated 9/14/2013

Saturday's Field Hockey Scoreboard 9/14:

Central Michigan 0, Standford 1
Missouri State 0, Robert Morris 1
Miami 3, American 2
Ohio 1, California 0


Central Michigan 0, Standford 1

 IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Central Michigan field hockey team was unable to find the back of the cage in its 1-0 loss to No. 10 Stanford (4-1) on Saturday.

The Chippewas and Cardinal could not score in the first half of play. CMU goalkeeper Sadie Reynolds saved 14 shots – including nine in the first half, marking a new season-high. Reynolds has 43 saves in the first six games of the 2013 season.
Stanford’s sophomore back, Clemence Couteau put the Cardinal on the board off a deflection at the 47:05 mark in the second half. The Red and White had 15 shots on goals.
The Chippewas had just two shots on goal in the contest, but neither senior Bailey McKeon or freshman Maude Stalars were able to convert on their attempts.
CMU will be facing New Hampshire in a neutral site contest on Saturday, September 21 at 1p.m. and Maine on September 22 at 1p.m. Both contests will be played in Orono, Maine. 

Missouri State 0, Robert Morris 1

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Another solid defensive performance by the Missouri State field hockey team wasn't enough against Robert Morris, as the Colonials handed the Bears their second-straight shutout loss, 1-0, on Saturday (Sept. 14).
The game was locked in a scoreless tie until Robert Morris (4-1) forward Chloe McIlwaine scored in the 53rd minute. McIlwaine scored with a shot into the left side of the cage after taking a pass off a penalty corner from Jamie Hartley.
The Robert Morris goal was only the fourth allowed by the Missouri State defense in the last 175:18, covering 2 1/2 games.
Missouri State goalkeeper Andrea Bain (Sr., Victoria, British Columbia) was terrific for the second-straight day, as she stopped five shots in six attempts vs. the Colonials. Hillary Lawless notched two shots on goal, while Liz Young and Sydney Richelieu had one each.
Robert Morris out-shot the Bears 14-to-4, but MSU (1-5) nearly matched the Colonials in shots on goal, 6-to-4. RMU recorded 11 penalty corners to Missouri State's three.
The Bears will look to snap their four-game losing streak when they play a neutral-site match vs. Bryant on Saturday (Sept. 21) in St. Louis, Mo. The contest is slated for a 1 p.m. (Central) start.

Miami 3, American 2

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A great second half effort allowed the Miami University field hockey team to overcame a two-goal deficit and defeat 20th-ranked American,3-2, to open the Terp Invitational on Saturday. The RedHawks improve to 3-3 on the season, while the Eagles fall to 3-2.
"Believe you can and you are halfway there,” said senior goalkeeper Sarah Mueller. “I think that represents how we played today. We played with heart, we won our individual battles and most importantly we played Miami Field Hockey. We showed that we can rely on each other and that we don't give up no matter the circumstances or the scoreboard. Today our hard work, especially in the second half, paid off and turned the game around. I am proud to be part of this team and keep moving in the right direction.
American’s Kati Rothenhoefer converted on a penalty stroke in the third minute to put the Eagles up, 1-0, early. Junior forward Valentina Neira had a great chance in the eighth minute, but American’s goalkeeper Ashley Dalisera made a diving save. The Eagles made it 2-0 in the 18th minute when they converted on a penalty corner. They received a couple of penalty corners late in the period, but Mueller stood tall to keep it a two-goal game going into half.
American outshot Miami, 10-2, and had a 3-1 advantage in penalty corners in the first half.
The RedHawks came out with a renewed sense of purpose to begin the second half. A pair of shots by Neira and senior forward Alyssa Logan were stopped, but Miami earned a penalty corner after the ball found an Eagle player’s foot. On the corner, Neira found sophomore midfielder Bea Dechant, who put it in the back of the net to make it 2-1 only a minute and a half into the period.
Miami kept the pressure on American with two shots by senior midfield Emily Gruesser as well as shots from senior back Sid Marcum and Dechant. In the 57th minute, the RedHawks earned back-to-back penalty corners. On the second one, junior back Ali Froede took the pass junior midfielder Gabby Goldach and rocketed it past Dalisera to tie the score at two.
Less than three minutes later Miami pushed the ball back into its attacking zone. Freshman midfielder Colby Hussong sent a pass to Logan along the far post. Logan tipped it in for the go-ahead goal. American earned three penalty corners over the next 11 minutes, but Mueller came up with three huge saves and the RedHawks were able to run out the clock and take down the 20th-ranked team in the country.
"We started out slow, but as a team we held each other accountable and got the job done," said Logan. "I'm proud that we were able to turn it around and show our true character in the second half."
Miami outshot the Eagles, 9-5, in the second half and had a 5-4 advantage in penalty corners. Logan, Gruesser, Dechant and Neira each had two shots for the RedHawks, while Mueller finished with eight saves.
The Terp Invitational concludes on Sunday when the RedHawks take on the host, second-ranked Maryland at 2 p.m.

Ohio 1, California 0

EVANSTON, Ill. – The Ohio University field hockey team (2-3) took advantage of its best defensive effort of the season to earn a 1-0 victory over the University of California (3-3) Saturday afternoon in Evanston, Ill.
“I’m really excited about how we played today,” head coach Neil Macmillan said. “We did a great job of keeping the energy up throughout and we played a great passing game. We played the style of hockey that we love to play and moved the ball around well. Our forwards did a good job of running with space and working off each other to create the opportunities that we had up front.”
Junior goalkeeper Brittany Walker (Elizabethtown, Pa.) posted her first shutout of the season and the fourth of her career to pace Ohio on the defensive end. Walker made three saves in a full 70 minutes of action.
“What stands out most is our defensive effort,” Macmillan said. “We were first to the ball a lot on the defensive end and were able to clear their passes and get to the ball before their rebounders did.”
“I thought Brittany was excellent in goal today. What doesn’t show up on the scoresheet is that she had a lot of one on ones where she came out and smothered the ball to stop any Cal attacks from happening.”
Senior Jessica Jue (Vancouver, British Columbia) took care of things on the offensive side of the field, posting her first goal of the season to provide the ‘Cats with the game winner. The ‘Cats out-shot the Golden Bears 8-4 and split the penalty corner battle (4-4).
Freshman Franziska Schmiedel (Mulheim, Germany) led the Green & White with three shots (all on goal), while redshirt junior Lauryl Desch (Charlottesville, Va.) and senior Luli Gomez Teruel (Salta, Argentina) posted two shots each for Ohio.
Neither team could manufacture a shot until the 11th minute, when Gomez Teruel rifled a shot wide to start the action. A corner from Jue led to a Schmiedel shot that was saved at 14’ and the ‘Cats grabbed another corner opportunity at 20’. After a shot from Desch was blocked by Cal, Jue took the rebound and fired it past Golden Bears’ goalkeeper Courtney Hendrickson for the score.
After another corner taken by Jue at 29’, Cal earned its first scoring opportunity with two penalty corners in the 33rd minute. But Walker made a pair of crucial saves during the sequence and Ohio took its 1-0 lead into the break.
Penalty corners by Cal at 39’ and 44’ yielded no goals for the Golden Bears, as Walker made a save at 39:46 of Cal’s only shot during the scoring threat.
Ohio countered with a corner in the 45th minute, but Schmiedel’s shot was stopped by Hendrickson. After another shot off a Cal corner was saved by Walker at 51’, the Ohio defense ratcheted up and the Golden Bears could not muster another shot for the remainder of the contest.
The Bobcats wrap up their time in Evanston, Ill., with a matchup against No. 12 Northwestern Sunday at 1 p.m. at Lakeside Field.