Sunday's Field Hockey Results

Updated 8/31/2009

Sunday’s Field Hockey Results

Ball State 4, Davidson 1

Kent State 2, James Madison 3

 

Ball State 4, Davidson 1

DAVIDSON, N.C. - The Ball State field hockey team earned its second win Sunday over Appalachian State 4-1.  Senior Brooke MacGillivary and junior Hannah Jones led the Cardinals once again with two goals apiece in the victory.

Ball State rattled off 20 shots in the first half alone, while Appalachian State managed three shots.  The Cardinals had tallied 11 shots and scored two goals before the Mountaineers could log a single shot at the 13:24 mark.

With an assist from junior Kaitlan Mitchell (Stevens, Pa./Cocalico), Hannah Jones (Louisville, Ky./Dupont Manual) scored the first goal for Ball State within the first six minutes of the game.  She scored a second goal four minutes later.  The count remained 2-0 in Ball State's favor at the half.

The Cardinals picked up where they left off at the start of the second period as Brooke MacGillivary's (North Vancouver, B.C./Carson Graham) scored on her first shot of the second half.  She then matched Jones with a second unassisted goal of her own at the 46:37 mark.  Both Jones and MacGillivary have scored three goals in the season's first two games... Jones with both gamewinners.

With six minutes to play in regulation, the Mountaineers tried to remain in the game with a goal from Kelly Allaband.  But Ball State's defense held strong, earning the 4-1 win.

Seven Ball State players recorded at least one shot on goal, including the team's 2008 leading scorer Brittany Hammer (St. Louis, Mo./St. Joseph's Academy) who logged four.

Senior goalkeeper Tiffany Shifflett (Yorktown, Va./Hampton Roads Academy) added another five saves to her collection after 70 minutes, putting her 5th on the all-time career chart with 279 saves.  Shifflett surpasses Mindy Pretzman who played during the 1991-1994 seasons.

Ball State will go for its third-straight win Labor Day Weekend beginning at 3 p.m. Friday, September 4th at Fairfield.  The Cardinals then face Villanova 2 p.m. Saturday, September 5th.

Kent State 2, James Madison 3
KENT, Ohio --
The Kent State field hockey team dominated 12th-ranked James Madison aside from a five-minute stretch in the first half Sunday (Aug. 30) at Murphy-Mellis Field. Unfortunately for the Golden Flashes, a second-half surge wasn't enough to down the Dukes as KSU (1-1) dropped a 3-2 decision to JMU (2-0).

The Flashes owned the Dukes in total shots (26-15) and penalty corners (13-8) but failed to convert on their numerous corner opportunities and lost the scoring battle.

"At this point in the year, we're looking to grow and improve with every match," said fourth-year Head Coach Kathleen Schanne. "We showed a lot of character in the second half. We had the opportunities to equalize but just didn't do it."

KSU controlled possession for most of the first 16 minutes of the first half, but Tori Lindsey made the Flashes pay with two goals in just over a minute to quickly give JMU a 2-0 advantage. Four minutes later, Lindsay Cutchins made it a three-goal lead for the Dukes with a score following a corner chance.

The Flashes refused to quit, though, posting two unassisted goals off of rebounds in the second half. Senior Laurie Wilkins (Toledo, Ohio/Ottawa Hills) put one in the cage for her fifth point of the season, and Allison Kittelberger followed suit eight minutes later with her first goal of the season. That was as close as KSU got, however, as the Dukes managed to kill seven second-half corner opportunities.

The Flashes head west for a three-game road swing in California to face Pacific (Sept. 3, 7 p.m. EST), California (Sept. 5, 2 p.m. EST) and Stanford (Sept. 6, 4 p.m. EST).