MAC Field Hockey Release: Week 1

Updated 9/1/2009


This Week’s Schedule

Thursday, September 3

Kent State at Pacific University, 3:00 PM   


Friday, September 4

Ball State at Fairfield, 3:00 PM   

Indiana at Ohio, 7:00 PM   

Central Michigan at Colgate, 7:00 PM


Saturday, September 5    

Robert Morris at Missouri State, Noon

Kent State at California, 1:00 PM   

Miami at Louisville, 1:00 PM   

Ball State vs. Villanova, 2:00 PM   

Central Michigan vs. Rider, 2:00 PM   


Sunday, September 6 

Kent State at Stanford, 1:00 PM   

Michigan State at Ohio, 1:00 PM   


Monday, September 7

Saint Louis at Missouri State, Noon 


Players of the Week

Offensive Player of the Week

Hannah Jones, Ball State, Jr., Forward, Louisville, Ky./Dupont Manual

In the first two games of the 2009 season, junior Hannah Jones logged three goals. Two of her goals proved to be the game winners. She has scored more goals this weekend than in her past two years.


Defensive Player of the Week

Caroline Suitch, Kent State, Jr., Goalkeeper, Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood

Suitch played 125 minutes in two games posting eight saves with a 1.68 goals against average. On Friday she help lead the defensive unit as KSU recorded a 7-0 shutout of Saint Louis. On Sunday vs #12 James Madison she record eight saves.


MAC Field Hockey News and Notes

·          The Cardinals started off the 2009 season with two straight wins, tying last season’s win record in the first weekend. Ball State took victories over Davidson and Appalachian State. The team looks to continue its streak against Fairfield and Villanova on the road over Labor Day Weekend.


·          The Golden Flashes won their season opener for a second consecutive year posting a 7-0 shutout of Saint Louis on Friday. Defense was the name of the game for KSU as the Golden Flashes held the Billikens without a shot attempt. On Sunday Kent State out shot #12 James Madison 26-15, but came up just short in a 3-2 loss. So. Debbie Bell led the offense this week with nine points, including four goals and one assist.


·          This is first time in Jill Reeve's tenure that the RedHawks have started 0-2. The seven goals given up against Virginia were the most since Old Dominion scored seven on Sept. 11, 2005.


·          The Bobcats put up a good fight this past weekend, losing 3-0 to the defending national champion Maryland Terrapins and Friday and coming up on the wrong side of a 3-2 overtime thriller against Northwestern.


·          The Bears dropped all three games on their west coast swing. Each match was close, with the third match, a 3-2 loss to UC Davis, going to overtime. It was the first overtime loss for MSU since 9/30/2007. The Bears were 2-0 in ot in 2008. Freshman Kristina O’Connor scored two goals over the weekend, in back-to-back games against Stanford and UC Davis. Freshman goalkeeper Steph Anderson started all three games this weekend. She finished with 26 saves and eight goals allowed.