Wednesday's MAC Field Hockey Result
Ohio State 5, Ball State 0Game story courtesy of Ball State Media Relations
Ohio State 5, Ball State 0
MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State field hockey team fell to non-conference opponent No. 6 Ohio State, 5-0, Wednesday afternoon at the Buckeye Varsity Field. The Buckeyes outshot the Cardinals, 25-2, and recorded a 6-0 advantage on penalty corners.
Ohio State used strong offensive pressure from the opening minutes, as Jena Cacciatore provided the Buckeyes' first scoring opportunity at 5:32 mark off a penalty corner. The squad increased its lead to 4-0 before halftime and Ohio State tallied its final goal of the game in the second period at 37:59 mark, as Danica Deckard scored off a deflection.
Juniors Caitlin Maguire (Louisville, Ky./Presentation Academy) and CJ Hermes (Louisville, Ky./Mercy Academy) both finished with one shot, while junior defender Katie Norris (Mercy Academy), junior midfielder Gretchen Lulow (Ballwin, Mo./Cor Jesu Academy) and senior forward Maura Sawicki (St. Louis, Mo./Nerinx Hall) recorded a defensive save apiece. Norris, Lulow and Sawicki stand as the lone Cardinals to tally a defensive save on the season with two, eight and 12, respectively.
Junior goalkeeper Chelsea Mitchell (Stevens, Pa./Cocalico) and sophomore netminder Morgan Hammer (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel Area) combined for seven saves on the day.
This weekend, Ball State travels to play Miami Friday at 1 p.m. before returning to the BSU Turf Field Sunday to host Central Michigan in a contest scheduled for 1 p.m.
Against the Chippewas, Sawicki joins fellow seniors Ellen Vonderbrink (Kettering, Ohio/Fairmont), Morgan Cloutier (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill), Elizabeth Blaum (Wilkes Barre, Pa./Wyoming Seminary), Hannah Jones (Louisville, Ky./Dupont Manual) and Kaitlan Mitchell (Stevens, Pa./Cocalico) in their last home game at the BSU Turf Field as the team celebrates Senior Day.