Chippewas Fall to Ball State

Updated 10/23/1999
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (October 23)-- The Central Michigan University field hockey team (2-13 overall, 2-6 Mid-American Conference) lost to Ball State University by a 6-1 count in Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

Ball State scored three goals in the first half to take a 3-0 halftime lead. The Cardinals scored again early in the second half to increase their lead to 4-0. CMU's Meg Lewis (Pittsford, NY/Fr.) got the Chippewas on the board with a goal with 16:36 to go in the game to make it 4-1. Ball State added two late goals to give it the 6-1 victory.

Ball State's Sally Northcroft scored four goals for the Cardinals while Heather Weinhold and Monika Rhode scored BSU's other two goals.

Goalie Janel Spero (Shoreham, NY/Fr.) started the game and made eight saves and gave up three goals while Malia Swieconek (Annapolis, MD/So.) played the second half and made four saves and gave up three goals. Ball State outshot the Chippewas, 17-5.

CMU hosts Louisville on Oct. 29 and Miami on Oct. 30.