Friday's MAC Field Hockey Results
Ball State 5, Robert Morris 0
Rutgers 1, Ohio 0Game stories courtesy of MAC Media Relations departments
Ball State 5, Robert Morris 0
Muncie, Ind. - The Ball State field hockey team scored five goals en route to a 5-0 shutout victory against Robert Morris Friday afternoon at the BSU Turf Field.
Head coach Beth Maddox picked up her first career home victory as the Cardinals (2-1) outshot the visiting Colonials (0-2), 20-4. Ball State also connected on five of its 13 shots on goal.
Junior midfielder Devanny Kuhn (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart) and Brandi Mixell (Fort Littleton, Pa./Frostburg) each recorded two goals, in addition to junior midfielder Gretchen Lulow's (Ballwin, Mo./Cor Jesu Academy) tally at 37:52, to complete the scoring for the contest.
At 17:03, Kuhn released from the pack on a breakaway goal toward the Colonials' goaltender Stephanie Seeley. Entering the second period, Mixell posted an unassisted goal, quickly followed by Lulow's shot less than two minutes later. Kuhn tallied her second goal of the game, and fourth of the season, at 48:56 mark. Mixell posted the final goal of the game, and her fourth of the season, at 63:39 mark. Kuhn and Lulow provided the double assist off of a penalty corner
Junior goalkeeper Chelsea Mitchell (Stevens, Pa./Cocalico) and sophomore netminder Morgan Hammer (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel Area) split time in the cage. Hammer made three saves in 35 minutes of action, while Seeley finished with eight.
Coming up on the Cardinals' calendar, the squad travels to play Northwestern and Iowa in a two-game series in the Big 10 Conference, starting Friday, Sept. 17 in Evanston, Ill. at 3 p.m. Friday's game marks the 24th time Ball State and Northwestern have met. The Wildcats own a 14-7-2 all-time record against the Cardinals. The teams last met Sept. 3, 2007 when Northwestern defeated Ball State, 5-2.
The contest versus Iowa Saturday, Sept. 18 marks the 21st meeting between the two teams, as the Hawkeyes own an 18-2 series advantage against the Cardinals. Northwestern finished the 2009 season with a 12-8 record (1-5 Big 10), while Iowa went 9-10 (3-3 Big 10).Rutgers 1, Ohio 0
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University field hockey team allowed a goal with three minutes remaining and dropped a 1-0 contest this afternoon at Rutgers despite doubling the shot output of the Scarlet Knights.
"It's really disappointing because we had huge periods of dominance." Head Coach Neil Macmillan said. "We had plenty of possession in the midfield but just didn't have the ability to put the ball in the net. We hit the post twice, missed a penalty stroke but battled throughout. I thought we still played extremely well and am very pleased with the effort."
Ohio out-shot Rutgers 8-1 in the first half, creating numerous chances against the Scarlet Knight defense. Brooke Edwards was denied once by RU goalkeeper Vickie Lavell and then hit the post while Cathryn Altdoerffer was denied twice, once on a penalty shot. Louzeth Schutte was also stopped by Lavell, Taylor Brown and Katherine Ballard went wide on their tries and Jessica Jue had a chance blocked.
In the second half, Ballard was victimized by the framework and the game remained scoreless as Brown also pushed a shot wide to the left. Ohio's last shot of the game came while Altdoerffer was sitting out due to picking up a green card. With 64 minutes remaining, Courtney Seiders made her first save of the game but shortly after, Christie Morad scored the game-winner for RU.
"We were down a player for a good 15 minutes and we never stopped competing," Macmillan added. "We were dominant for stretches holding the ball in the midfield but we just were not able to get the result we wanted today."
Ohio also held the edge in penalty corners on the afternoon, 8-5.
"The result is dissapointing but we're getting better," sophomore Andrea Biegalski said. "We know what we have to do and we just have to come out on Sunday, play well and finish on our chances."
The Bobcats stay on the road for a game at No. 11 Drexel on Sunday at noon.