Saturday's MAC Field Hockey Results

Updated 9/19/2010
Saturday's MAC Field Hockey Results
UC Davis 3, Central Michigan 0
Iowa 2, Ball State 0

Game stories courtesy of MAC Media Relations Departments

UC Davis 3, Central Michigan 0
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Central Michigan (1-4) lost to UC Davis (3-3) by a score of 3-0 in a neutral site at Saint Louis University on Saturday.

The Aggies of UC Davis took a 2-0 lead into halftime in a game that was considerably closer than the final score indicated.

The first goal of the game for UCD came with nine minutes left in the first half when sophomore Lindsey Valadez scored on a deflection after a penalty corner.

UC Davis added a second goal with two minutes left in the half when freshman Cloey LemMon scored with assists from sophomores Nadia Namdari and Emily Mecke.

The Aggies added a third goal with seven minutes left in the game when Mecke scored with assists from Namdari and LemMon.

CMU played UCD very well. They had led in penalty corners 7-4 and the shots were just 15-12 in favor of UCD.

Junior Anastasia Netto started in goal and played all 70 minutes, picking up seven saves.

Several Chippewas were active in the offensive attack. Freshman Bailey McKeon and junior Paulina Lee each had three shots. Sophomore Erin Dye and junior Brooke Sihota each had two.

This was the first matchup ever between these two programs.

CMU is back in action tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. when they take on Saint Louis on their home field. The Chippewas are 7-8 all-time against the Billikens.

Iowa 2, Ball State 0
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Ball State field hockey team fell to Iowa, 2-0, Saturday afternoon at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes outshot the Cardinals, 26-3, and connected on 2-of-11 shots on goal.

Iowa (2-5) paced the contest with strong offensive pressure, tallying nine shots and four penalty corners before halftime. Ball State (3-3) was unable to come away with a goal, however junior midfielder Devanny Kuhn (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart) finished with three shots.

At 60:14 mark, the Hawkeyes' Kim Scraper tallied the first goal on a chip shot past the Cardinals' sophomore goalkeeper Morgan Hammer (Pittsburgh, Pa./Fox Chapel Area). Less than five minutes later, Iowa's Sarah Pergine scored from close range to secure the 2-0 victory.

Hammer recorded nine saves during 70 minutes of action, while Iowa's Kathleen McGraw finished with two saves in the cage.

Next up for the Cardinals, the team looks to complete a four-game road swing and enter Mid-American Conference competition with contests against league foes Kent State and Ohio. On Saturday, Sept. 25, the Cardinals travel to Kent, Ohio to play the Golden Flashes in a game at 1 p.m. at Murphy-Mellis Field. On Sunday, Sept. 26, Ball State will play the Ohio Bobcats at 1 p.m. in Athens, Ohio at Pruitt Field.

Saturday's game marks the 59th time Ball State and Kent State have met. The Cardinals own a 32-26-1 all-time record against the Golden Flashes. The contest versus Ohio Sunday marks the 66th meeting between the two teams, as the Cardinals own a 34-31 series advantage against the Bobcats. Kent State finished the 2009 season with a 12-8 record (8-2 MAC), while Ohio went 12-9 (8-2 MAC).