MAC Field Hockey Weekly Release: Week 5

Updated 9/29/2009

This Week’s Schedule...

Thursday, October 1

Missouri State at Saint Louis, 1:00 PM

Friday, October 2

*Kent State at Central Michigan, 2:00 PM

*Miami at Ball State, 3:00 PM


Saturday, October 3

*Ohio at Central Michigan, 1:00 PM

*Missouri State at Ball State, 2:00 PM


Sunday, October 4

*Ohio at Kent State, 1:00 PM

*Missouri State at Miami, 1:00 PM


Players of the Week...

Offensive Player of the Week

Maggie Marcum, Miami, Sr., Midfield/Back, Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart Academy

Marcum scored four goals on the week for Miami, including the game-winning goal against Central Michigan in overtime on Sunday securing Miami's fifth-straight win. The four accumulated this week bring her to six on the season which ties her total number of goals during the 2008 season. She scored two of the five goals against No. 17 Indiana, the only two goals against CMU, and her shots-on-goal percentage was .778 this week.


Defensive Player of the Week

Abbey Huck, Miami, So., Goalkeeper, Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus

Huck recorded another 11 saves this week, bringing her total on the season to 38. She currently has 38 of the 45 total saves the RedHawks have accumulated this season and is only nine saves shy of her 2008 season total. For the second-straight week she was able to hold opponents to one goal per contest, bringing her goals allowed average down to 0.94. Huck started and played in both games, accruing a save percentage of .846, bringing her season's save percentage to .704. She is now 5-3-0 on the season and a perfect 2-0-0 in conference play.


News and Notes...

·          Ball State dropped two last weekend, sitting the Cardinals at 2-7 overall despite making strides in their play. The team is scheduled to take on Miami and Missouri State in Ball State's conference home opener weekend.


·          The Chippewas earned their first MAC win of the season with a 4-1 victory over Ball State on Saturday ... goalkeeper Melinda Curran turned aside 15 of 18 shots in two matches this weekend and lowered her MAC-best goals against average to 2.09.


·          Kent State used a well balanced attack with four different players recording goals to win its MAC opener 6-3 at Missouri State. Sophomore Amanda Hoffman and freshman Ashley Espy each tallied their first career goals and assists in the contest. Sophomore Debbie Bell continued her offensive assault with three goals, including the game winner. She has now recorded at least one goal in four consecutive games. The win, which was No. 401 for the KSU program, also marked the 11th straight against MAC competition for the Golden Flashes.


·          With the two wins this week Miami has now won five-straight, and improves to 6-4-0 on the season and remains undefeated in MAC play. The last time that the RedHawks won five in a row was between Oct. 19 and Nov. 02 of the 2007 field hockey season. Miami also outscored opponents 7-2 this week and out-shot them 35-31.


·          The Bears 3-2 OT win against Ohio marks the first MSU victory against the Bobcats since 2004, when MSU played in the NorPac Conference. Missouri State improves to 1-1 in the conference, already matching its conference win total of last season.