Saturday's MAC Field Hockey Results

Updated 9/11/2010
Saturday's MAC Field Hockey Results
Northwestern 4, Missouri State 0
Central Michigan 3, Providence 2 (OT)
Ohio 2, Indiana 1

Game stories courtesy of MAC Media Relations Departments

Northwestern 4, Missouri State 0
ST. LOUIS - Northwestern controlled from start to finish, and the Field Hockey Bears fell 4-0 despite strong goalkeeper work from Steph Anderson and Andrea Bain.

The Wildcats (4-3) fired 30 shots, 21 on goal, and scored two goals in each half, with Chelsea Armstrong leading the way with a goal and an assist on 12 shots, nine on goal. They also earned 15 penalty corners to MSU's three.

Anderson (So., Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Bain (Victoria, B.C., Canada) kept the Bears (2-3) in the game. Anderson saved 10 shots through the 49th minute, allowing four goals, and Bain took it from there, keeping the Wildcats scoreless while saving seven shots. Anderson (.776) and Bain (.875) are among the MAC leaders in save percentage. But the offense could not get going, earning only four shots, one on goal.

Hillary Lawless (Fr., St. Louis, Mo.) finished with two shots, with Laura Tavares (Fr., Oakville, Ontario, Canada) and Casey Bayliss (Bathurst, NSW, Australia) earning one apiece.

The Bears return home Wednesday, Sept. 15, against UC Davis at Plaster Field. Start time is 4 p.m.

Central Michigan 3, Providence 2 (OT)
MOUNT PLEASANT - Freshman Bailey McKeon scored 1:15 into overtime to lift Central Michigan (1-2) to a 3-2 win over Providence (0-5) in a nonconference match at the CMU Field Hockey Complex on Saturday.

Freshman Juliana Makrinos scored a pair of second-half goals to rally the Chippewas from a 2-0 deficit and force the extra session.

"That was a great comeback," said CMU head coach Cristy Freese. "I really felt if we could get one in, then we would let loose offensively, and we were able to do that. The overtime goal was just great speed by Paulina down the left side and a nice pass in to Bailey. Certainly it was a big win for our kids right now."

Kasey Bulman gave a Providence a 1-0 halftime lead with an unassisted goal in the 18th minute. The Friars stretched the lead to 2-0 early in the second half on Ashlyn Hudson's second goal of the season.

Makrinos scored her first career goal at the 56:20 mark to begin the Chippewas' comeback. Makrinos redirected a shot by Erin Dye past the Providence keeper.

Dye also assisted Makrinos's second goal off a penalty corner in the 66th minute.

In the extra period, Paulina Lee led a breakaway down the left side of the field before playing the ball ahead to McKeon who pushed the ball past Providence keeper Shannon DiStefano to secure the win.

Providence out-shot the Chippewas, 13-12, but CMU keeper Anastasia Netto made eight saves to earn her first career victory.

The Chippewas are back in action tomorrow when they visit Michigan at 1 p.m.

Ohio 2, Indiana 1
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University field hockey team picked up a 2-1 win over Indiana on Saturday afternoon when Taylor Brown scored her team-leading sixth goal of the season in the second half.

With less than 15 minutes remaining, Brown scored off a rebound to give the Bobcats a 2-1 advantage. It was her first game-winner of the season as Ohio improved to 2-5 with the win and IU fell to 2-2. Indiana was receiving 98 votes which ranks them 22nd nationally in the Kookaburra/NFHCA National Coaches Poll.

Ohio attacked the Hoosiers early and scored less than two minutes into the game. Senior Paige Herr scored her first goal of the season to give the 'Cats a 1-0 lead. The goal was deflected in off a penalty corner taken by Andrea Biegalski. It was the second assist of the year for last season's MAC Freshman of the Year.

The Bobcats only managed three shots in the first half but they held the lead through superb defense. The Ohio backline only allowed two Indiana shots in the first half and two penalty corners.

Indiana knotted things in the second half when Shareyna Chang scored in the 38th minute. CHang's first goal of the season hit a Bobcat defender in front and went past goalkeeper Courtney Seiders.

Indiana doubled the shot output of the 'Cats in the second half, racking up 14 shots to Ohio's seven. However, Seiders was outstanding in net, making eight of her season-high nine saves over the final 35 minutes. IU also could not capitalize on their nine penalty corners, four coming after Ohio had taken the late lead. Seiders made four saves and Brooke Edwards had a defensive save in the final 15 minutes to preserve the lead.

It was the second-consecutive win for the Bobcats against IU after Katherine Ballard scored the game-winner against the nationally-ranked Hoosiers last year. Indiana out-shot Ohio 21-9 last season and Seiders made 13 saves in earning a shutout.

The Bobcats are back in action next Friday at 4 p.m. when they host Robert Morris at Pruitt Field.