Ohio Field Hockey Halts #14 Ball State's Regular Season MAC Win Streak

Updated 10/15/1999

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ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 15) -- Freshman Jenn Watt's second goal of the game, with 23:19 remaining in regulation was the deciding factor in the Bobcats (10-6, 5-1 MAC) win over the #14 Ball State Cardinals (10-4, 5-1 MAC)which lifted the Ohio Bobcats into a first place tie in the Mid American Conference. The Bobcat win also ended the Cardinals 64 game regular season MAC winning streak.

The Bobcats carried a 2-0 advantage into halftime after Jenn Watt scored only 2:23 into the game. Andrea Pettinato added another goal for the Bobcats, off a Watt assist, with 7:42 remaining in the half, to give the Bobcats a 2-0 lead going into halftime.

The Bobcats weren't done there. Watt scored what proved to be the winning goal with 23:19 remaining. The Cardinals fought back with Sally Northcroft, the nation's leading scorer, scoring two goals, the first assisted by Heather Weinhold with 7:33 remaining and the second on a penalty stroke with 3:12 remaining in regulation. However, the Bobcats hung on to prevail with a 3-2 win.

Ohio (10-6, 5-1 MAC) hosts Central Michigan (2-9, 2-3 MAC) tomorrow 10/16 at Shafer Street Field in the last home game of the season.

OHIO 3, vs. Ball State 2

OHIO: Jenn Watt 32:37 left in 1st
OHIO: Andrea Pettinato (Jenn Watt) 7:42 left in 1st
OHIO: Jenn Watt 23:19 left in regulation
BSU: Sally Northcroft (Heather Weinhold) 7:33 left in regulation
BSU: Sally Northcroft 3:12 left in regulation

SHOTS: Ohio 20, BSU 16

GOALKEEPERS (Saves - Goals Allowed - Minutes): Ohio: Michelle Hinman (11-2-70:00), BSU: Jen Myers (10-3-70:00)