Sunday's Field Hockey Results

Updated 10/4/2013

Courtesy of MAC Athletic Communications Departments

10/6 Field Hockey Scoreboard

Northwestern 3, Kent State 1
Ball State 2, Michigan 10
Ohio 1, Ohio State 2
Miami 2, Michigan State 0


Northwestern 3, Kent State 1

 KENT, Ohio – Kent State (5-8) fought hard against No. 10 Northwestern (11-3) on Sunday (Oct. 6) afternoon, but couldn't pull the upset, losing 3-1.
"We put together two halves today," said Head Coach Kathleen Wiler, "which is something we've been striving to do.  We just need to be able to put the chances in the back of the net."
Northwestern scored at the nine and 28 minute marks to take a 2-0 lead into halftime.  They scored their third goal 43 minutes in.
Madison Thompson got the Golden Flashes on the board later in the second half, scoring on a ball that deflected off the post.
Kent State had a strong defensive effort for the second straight game.  They held Northwestern to just one corner in the first half; they did not allow a corner in the opening 35 minutes against Missouri State the game before.
"Our defense is being anchored back there by Sabrina Binder," said Wiler.  "We just asked her to be tough, stay tough, and I think she's doing a great job at that."
The Golden Flashes were out-shot 14-7 in the game.  Julia Hofmann led with three shots for Kent State.  Two of which were on goal.
Kent State gets back into conference play on Saturday (Oct. 12) as they host Central Michigan at noon in their Shoot Out Parkinson's game.

Ball State 2, Michigan 10

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Ball State field hockey team dropped a 10-2 game to No. 19 Michigan Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Allie White notched a goal for the Cardinals, her second goal of the season, while classmate Bethany Han tallied her first collegiate goal.
The Wolverines scored early on in the game with Leslie Smith getting a penalty stroke in the second minute. White was able to get a pass from junior Tarel Teach to beat the goalie to score the goal in the 30th minute. Han would register her goal in the 69th minute unassisted.
Sophomore Shelby Henley made six saves while Bianca Velez was credited with a defensive save, her third of the season.
Michigan was led by Rachael Mack who scored four goals on the day off of six shots.
Ball State will spend next weekend on the road as well, playing Miami on Friday, Oct. 11 at 5:30 p.m., before going to Michigan State on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. 

Ohio 1, Ohio State 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio University field hockey team (3-6) fell to Ohio State University (4-7) in a close 2-1 contest in Sunday’s match at Buckeye Varsity Field.
In an eventful first period, the two teams traded off goals, with three goals scored in just two minutes time. The Buckeyes led 2-1 at the end of the first, a score that would stick until the game’s final minute.
The Bobcats held close through the first period, trailing 7-6 in shots at the end of the stanza, but were unable to maintain that momentum, as Ohio State held a 13-9 edge in shots at the conclusion of the game. The 'Cats tied the Buckeyes, 7-7, in the corner battle.
“We didn’t represent ourselves like we needed to. We played pretty well at times but not consistently,” head coach Neil Macmillan said. “We need to do a better job of that if we want to be competitive against a team like Ohio State. We were a bit unfortunate with the goals we let in – the rest of the time we did a good job of restricting them in the offensive zone.”
Senior Jessica Jue (Vancouver, British Columbia) continued her strong offensive play, as she was responsible for the ‘Cats goal – her fifth score in Ohio’s last six matches. Junior Lauryl Desch (Charlottesville, Va.) tallied an assist on the goal for her fourth point of the season.
“Jessica again took advantage of a number of great opportunities for us,” Macmillan said. “She had a really skilled goal on a reverse stick backing it in – she did a great job pressing on the forward line and into the Ohio State zone.”
Three players each had two shots for Ohio, including freshman Franziska Schmiedel (Mulheim, Germany), senior Luli Gomez Teruel (Salta, Argentina) and sophomore Adele Sammons (Upminster, England).
Defensively, goalkeeper Brittany Walker (Elizabethtown, Pa.) played the entire match for the Bobcats, making five saves and allowing two goals in her 70 minutes of action.
The first goal of the game came 18 minutes in, as Ohio State’s Annie VonderBrink scored her first of the season to give the Buckeyes a 1-0 lead.
Jue put the Bobcats on the board just moments later, scoring off the assist by Desch at the near post.
Just as quickly as the Bobcats tied the game, OSU regained the lead in the 22nd minute as the Buckeyes’ Mona Frommhold put one past Walker, which would ultimately be the game winner.
Ohio threatened in the 26th minute, posting three shots in under two minutes, but was unable to score. Desch began the offensive run with a shot that was saved by OSU goalkeeper Sarah Lemieux. Gomez Teruel then advanced with two consecutive shots, the first one blocked and the second saved by Lemieux.
Ohio State’s Peanut Johnson threatened early in the second period, but Walker kept the Buckeyes within one for the remainder of the game, posting three saves in the second half.
Sammons posted her first shot of the game during the 46th minute, but it was blocked. She attempted again with a shot nine minutes later, this time saved by the Buckeyes’ goalkeeper.
The Bobcats attacked once more in the 55th minute, with back-to-back shots by Sammons and junior Kristine Gegas (Worthington, Ohio), but were unable to score.
With only two minutes remaining, OSU’s Nina Laudahn was awarded a penalty shot, but the attempt was saved by Walker to preserve the 2-1 final score.
Ohio returns to action with a pair of matches next weekend. The Bobcats travel to Missouri State on Oct. 11 at noon before taking on Saint Louis University Oct. 13 at 1 p.m.


Miami 2, Michigan State 0

OXFORD, Ohio – The Miami University field hockey team played a great team game on Sunday, coming away with a 2-0 victory over Michigan State out of the Big Ten. Freshman midfielder Carla Romagosa had a goal and an assist for the RedHawks, who improve to 6-6 overall. The Spartans fall to 5-7 on the season.
“I feel that in every situation we were able to accomplish what we needed to do today,” said Romagosa. “Our defense did a great job; we all ran back, no one was just walking.”
The action was mostly in the midfield during the first half, but each team had one great opportunity to score. In the ninth minute, Romagosa was open on a penalty corner, but Michigan State goalkeeper Molly Cassidy was able to make a kick save. When the Spartans had a penalty corner of their own in the 25th minute, Miami senior goalkeeper Sarah Mueller made a diving save to keep the ball out of the net. Four minutes later, Mueller came up on a MSU breakaway and kicked the ball away to help send the game into the break scoreless.
In the 39th minute, the RedHawks were able to earn four straight penalty corner attempts. On the fourth attempt, junior midfielder Valentina Neira found Romagosa in the middle of the circle. She beat Cassidy to give Miami a 1-0 lead.
In the 57th minute, the RedHawks got their 10th penalty corner attempt of the game. On it Romagosa sent a quick past to junior back Ali Froede, who rifled it past Cassidy to make it 2-0. Michigan State was able to get a couple more shots late, but Mueller turned them away to earn her 11th career shutout.
“It was a lot about winning our 1v1 battles,” said Mueller. “Each person knew what their responsibility was, and by everyone doing their job we were able to come away with the win.”
Miami outshot Michigan State, 9-8, for the contest and had a 10-4 advantage in penalty corners. Romagosa led the RedHawks with three shots, while Mueller finished with five saves.
Miami begins MAC play on Friday when it hosts Ball State at 5:30 p.m.