Sunday's MAC Field Hockey Results

Updated 10/11/2010
Sunday's MAC Field Hockey Results
Miami 3, Central Michigan 2
Kent State 9, Missouri State 1
UC Davis 3 Ball State, 2

Game stories courtesy of MAC Media Relations Departments

Miami 3, Central Michigan 2
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - The Central Michigan Chippewas (3-9, 1-3 Mid-American Conference) lost to the Miami RedHawks (9-5, 4-1 MAC) at the CMU Field Hockey Complex on Sunday by a score of 3-2.

Miami opened the scoring nine minutes into the game when senior forward Mary Hull scored her eighth goal of the season. Freshman mid-fielder Emily Gruesser had an assist on the play as she shot the ball that Hull redirected into the cage.

CMU tied the game when they scored off of a penalty corner right before halftime. Senior back Kim Sihota scored her first goal of the season when she redirected a shot from her sister, junior back Brooke Sihota.

The Chippewas took their first lead of the game when freshman Julianna Makrinos scored two minutes into the second half, with an assist from junior forward Paulina Lee.

Miami scored 10 minutes later when Mary Hull scored her second goal of the game. Junior forward Jackie Nguyen had an assist on the goal.

The RedHawks scored the game winning goal with just over six minutes to go in the game when senior forward Kate Snyder found the back of the cage.

MU outshot CMU, 16-9, and held the edge in penalty corners, 11-4.

Junior Anastasia Netto played all 70 minutes in goal for the Chippewas, making five saves on the day.

Kim Sihota and Makrinos led CMU in shots. Each of them had two for the game.

The Chippewas are back in action on Saturday, October 16 when they travel to Springfield, Mo. to take on the Missouri State Bears in the first of two games at MSU. The game on Saturday is at 1 p.m. EST.

Kent State 9, Missouri State 1
KENT, Ohio - Junior Debbie Bell (Hamilton, New Zealand / Waikato) matched a career high with five goals to lead the Kent State field hockey team in a 9-1 victory today over Missouri State in a Mid-American Conference match-up at Murphy-Mellis Field.  Having now won three of their last four games the Golden Flashes wrapped up the Homecoming weekend celebrations by improving to 8-6 overall and 3-2 in the conference.  

"The was a good team win and a great way to finish up the Homecoming weekend and Centennial year celebrations," said Kent State Head Coach Kathleen (Schanne) Wiler.  "We had quite a few alumni back on campus and it was great to see everyone who worked hard to make our program successful."

Bell's five goal total is the second most in school history and matches the output she had against Ball State on Nov. 1, 2009.  Her 64 career goals also tie her for second all-time at KSU with Sue Jensen (1976-79).  Bell is just one goal shy of Elsbeth Versterre's (1997-98) school record of 65.  

The Golden Flashes jumped on the board early grabbing a 3-0 lead in the first 12 minutes of play behind a pair of goals from Bell.  Her first score came out of a penalty corner when she backhanded a rebound into the cage for a 1-0 KSU lead.  Senior Nicole Leach (San Diego, Calif./Mira Mesa) set up the second goal with a baseline pass that Bell dove for in front of the goal and deflected in past the Missouri State goalie.  

Freshman Rebecca Lee (Bathurst, Australia/The Scots School) accounted for the third goal of the game and the first of her two scores when she took a pass from Rachel Miller (Bathurst, Australia/MacKillop College) scored from the left side of the circle at the 11:17 mark.  

In the second half, Leach scored on a rebound in the 39th minute just 40 seconds before Bell rack up her third goal of the day on a shot from seven yards out on the left side.  With Kent State now up 5-0, Missouri State's Casey Bayliss spoiled the shutout for KSU scoring from the center of the circle in the 42nd minute.  

After a second score from Lee and two more from Bell, freshman Melanie Kahn (San Diego, Calif./Serra) completed the scoring with her second goal of the year.  Kahn scored from the left post after taking a pass from Miller.  Miller had two assists on the day to bring her total to seven this season.  

The Golden Flashes dominated the statistics out shooting the Bears 30-7 and leading penalty corners by a 12-2 margin.  Missouri State fell to 3-10 and 0-4 in the MAC with the loss.  

"This was a good team performance that will help us build confidence for the remainder of the conference schedule," said Wiler.

The Golden Flashes return to action next weekend on the road.  KSU travels to Miami on Saturday, October 16 and Ball State on Sunday, October 17.

UC Davis 3, Ball State 2
MUNCIE, Ind. - Juniors Devanny Kuhn (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart) and Gretchen Lulow (Ballwin, Mo./Cor Jesu) each netted a goal, but the Ball State field hockey team fell to non-conference opponent UC Davis, 3-2, Sunday afternoon at the BSU Turf Field.

At 1:09 mark, the Aggies' Nadia Namdari tallied the first goal of the day on an unassisted shot straight past the Cardinals' goalkeeper junior Chelsea Mitchell (Stevens, Pa./Cocalico). Teammate Marissa Hughes added to that performance with a goal off of a penalty stroke at 8:29 mark.

Ball State did not score until 27:27 mark, when Kuhn scored off of a penalty corner for her 12th goal of the season. Lulow, an exercise science major, provided the assist.

UC Davis returned the favor at 29:41, as Cloey LemMon recorded an unassisted goal on an empty net after Mitchell dove for the ball. Less than five minutes later, Lulow scored off of a penalty stroke for the last goal of the day.

Kuhn and junior forward Brittany Hammer (St. Louis, Mo./St. Joseph's) finished the contest with seven shots in total, while Lulow and senior forward Maura Sawicki (St. Louis, Mo./Nerinx Hall) each finished the contest with a defensive save. Sawicki also tallied three shots on the day.

Mitchell tallied four saves in 70:00 minutes of action, while UC Davis' Lauren Sawvelle recorded two in the cage.

Ball State returns to the BSU Turf Field Friday to host Ohio in a game scheduled for 3 p.m. and Sunday, Ball State hosts Kent State in the Cardinals' annual Think Pink game at 1 p.m.