Sunday's MAC Field Hockey Results

Updated 9/27/2010

Sunday's MAC Field Hockey Results
Iowa 1, Central Michigan 0
Ohio 7, Ball State 0
Miami 4, Kent State 3 (OT)
Pacific 4, Missouri State 2

Game stories courtesy of MAC Media Relations Department

Iowa 1, Central Michigan 0
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - Central Michigan fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes by a score of 1-0 Sunday afternoon at the CMU Field Hockey Complex.

The game was scoreless for most of the day until Iowa sophomore back Jessica Barnett scored the only goal of the day on a penalty corner with just over six minutes left in the game. Freshman midfielder Marike Stribos had an assist on the play.

"I thought our team came out fired up," said head coach Cristy Freese. "I thought we did some things we talked about in the locker room before the game to improve on from yesterday."

CMU (2-6) outshot Iowa (3-6), 11-10, and the penalty corners were even at 10-10. CMU outshot Iowa, 6-2, in the first half.

"I think we did everything we wanted to do except score some goals," said Freese. "Defensively I think we played much stronger today, were a little more aggressive to the ball, and those are the types of things we are working on."

Sophomore midfielder Erin Dye led the Chippewas in shots with eight. Freshman forward Bailey McKeon and junior back Brooke Sihota each had multiple shots in the game as well.

Junior Anastasia Netto started in goal and made four saves on the day.

The Chippewas are back in action on Friday, October 1 at 2 p.m. when they open the Mid-American Conference portion of their schedule. They host the No. 17 Kent State Golden Flashes at the CMU Field Hockey Complex.

Ohio 7, Ball State 0
ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio Field Hockey won their 11th-straight game against a MAC opponent this afternoon with a resounding 7-0 win over Ball State at Pruitt Field. Cathryn Altdoerffer scored a hat-trick after posting the winning score on Saturday against Miami.

"This was important for us after the way we started the conference season last year," Head Coach Neil Macmillan said. "Especially against good teams like Miami and Ball State, it was great to see us play the way we did these first two games."

Altdoerffer scord the first, fourth and sixth goal of the afternoon as Ohio scored their most goals at home against a MAC opponent since they beat Miami 9-0 on October 19, 2001. The sophomore scored four goals on the weekend and amassed nine points for the Green & White in the first two games of the 2010 MAC season.

"I think we had sen something where we could exploit them down the right side and she made plays on all her goals today," Macmillan said. "She definitely has the ability to put the ball in the net and from the right side, you're going to get those opportunities."

Leading 1-0, Paige Herr scored her second goal of the season in the ninth minute of play. An intial shot by Ohio's leading goal scorer Taylor Brown was deflected and Herr was able to alertly knock the ball home for a two-goal advantage.

Four minutes later, Ohio was awarded a penalty-stroke opportunity and sophomore back Andrea Biegalski calmly slotted home the third tally of the afternoon. The goal was Biegalski's second one of the season.

Still in the first half, Ohio's leading helped, Brooke Edwards, picked up another after a deflection in front of the cage saw the ball slide off to the left. Edwards was able to get to it and flick off to Katherine Ballard for her second goal of the year and a 5-0 Bobcat lead heading into intermission.

The 'Cats added two more after the break with Altdoerffer's last score and Ballard picking up an assist on Brittany Zorn's second goal of the season.

"Paige, Andrea, Brittany, they're all players that we usually don't count on for goals but they found the scoresheet today," Macmillan added. "We have players that have played further back on the field scoring for us and moving forward. We also have players creating goals since we only scored one off a penalty corner today. It shows that they're getting into the attack and making plays."

Ohio held a 21-2 advantage in shots and picked up six penalty corners while holding the Cardinals to none. The dominating offesnive statistics also helped goalkeeper Courtney Seiders and the rest of the defense earn yet another shuout.

"We let them have a couple easy attacks, which I wasn't too pleased with," Macmillan said. "But we scored seven goals and they only had two shots on goal. You have to be pleased with that because even if they score those, we still win by a nice margin. I like how we kept them from getting any penalty corners though, that was nice to see."

Ohio returns to MAC action next weekend on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Central Michigan. That will be followed with a contest at Michigan State on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Miami 4, Kent State 3, (OT)
KENT, Ohio - Up 2-0 in the first half No. 17 Kent State was unable to hang on in a tightly contested 4-3 overtime loss to visiting Miami in Mid-American Conference field hockey action today at Murphy-Mellis Field.  

Kent State (5-5; 1-1 MAC) held a 9-2 edge in penalty corner opportunities, but did not take full advantage until the closing minutes of regulation.  Down 3-2 freshman Rebecca Lee (Bathurst, Australia/The Scots School) sent home a rebound off her own shot attempt to tie the game and help force the extra session.  In overtime after Miami (6-3; 1-1 MAC) gained possession on the Kent State end Emily Gruesser scored from four-yards out in the center of the circle to give the RedHawks the 4-3 win.  

To start of the game Lee staked Kent State to a 1-0 lead at the 11:42 mark of the first half when she scored from seven yards out on the left side.  Junior Debbie Bell (Hamilton, New Zealand / Waikato) set up the score by forcing a turnover at 35-yards and dribbling into the circle where she found Lee for her third goal of the season.  

Just over four minutes later the Golden Flashes lead grew to 2-0 when junior Amy Wimsatt (Louisville, Ky./Mercy Academy) scored her second goal in as many games when she knocked in a loose ball out of a penalty corner situation.

Miami would cut the margin in half in the 25th minute.  The RedHawks Oliva Miller dribbled in and scored from seven yards out after a Kent State turnover on the defensive end.  After earning a penalty corner in the 56th minute, Miami capitalized with another goal from Miller to tie the game at 2-2.  Just over a minute later another penalty corner led to a Mary Hull goal as the RedHawks went ahead 3-2 with just under 13 minutes left in the game.  

Fighting against the clock and the Miami defense, the Golden Flashes earned a penalty corner opportunity in the 68th minute.  After her first shot attempt was blocked, Lee stepped up and delivered the second one home to even the count at 3-3 with just over two minutes left in regulation.  

Kent State also led shot attempts by a 17-10 margin.  

"We had some excellent team play at moments but need to focus on putting a full 70 minutes together," said Head Coach Kathleen (Schanne) Wiler.  "We are only one weekend into the conference so there is still plenty of games left to be played."

Having just completed a six-game home stand Kent State travels to Central Michigan on Friday at 2:00 p.m.  The Golden Flashes then play at Northwestern on Sunday before returning home on Oct. 8 and 10 for Homecoming weekend.

Pacific 4, Missouri State 2
FENTON, Mo. - Casey Bayliss scored two goals, but the field hockey Bears' defense could not stop a rejuvenated Pacific offense, as the Tigers won 4-2, in Fenton, Mo.

Pacific showed no signs of the team that entered the weekend 0-7 with only four goals scored. The Tigers swept their Missouri weekend, defeating the Saint Louis Billikens 4-2 Saturday, before doing the same to the Bears (2-6) on Sunday. Pacific's Jenna Vivian scored her third goal in her last two games and Alohilani Ornellas, Kelly Perkins and Melissa Maultsby all chipped in a goal of their own to comprise the Tigers' scoring efforts.

After Ornellas scored in the game's third minute, Bayliss (Jr., Bathurst, NSW, Australia) scored the first of her two goals off a crisp Bear penalty corner in the 12 minute.

The game remained tied at 1-1 until Perkins beat keeper Steph Anderson (So., Pittsburgh, Pa.) with just over a minute remaining before halftime. The intermission did nothing to slow the Tigers down. Maultsby, the team's leading goal scorer, scored from close range in the 49th minute. Vivian then capped the Tigers' offensive day when she took a rebound off an Andrea Bain (Fr., Victoria, B.C., Canada) save and deposited it in the back of the cage to make it 4-1.

Bayliss' second goal also came off a corner, this time on a rebound that she put away to close the game's scoring, 4-2. The goal gave her three on the season to go along with her three assists, which lead the team. She is second in goals and points (nine).

The Tigers took advantage of their opportunities while the Bears could not. Pacific scored on four of their sixth shots on goal, which was in stark contrast to Dawn Callahan's squad. MSU earned eight shots on goal but could only beat keeper Ashlee Schlesier twice.

Amanda Miyashita's (Sr., Richmond, B.C, Canada) defensive save kept the Tigers off the board for a fifth time. It is the first defensive save by a Bear this season.

The former NorPac rival has now won nine straight against the Bears to take an 11-10 lead in the all-time series.

The Bears have a rematch with in-state rival Saint Louis when the Billikens visit Plaster Field Wednesday, Sept. 29. The Bears won the team's first meeting of the season, 1-0 in St. Louis. Start time is 4 p.m.