MAC Field Hockey Scoreboard - Monday, Sept. 3
Stanford 2, Central Michigan 1 Final
Providence College 6, Kent State 2 Final
Louisville 5, Ball State 0 Final
Central Michigan Takes First-Half Lead but Falls to No. 11 Stanford
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Senior midfielder Erin Dye scored her fourth goal in five matches to give the Central Michigan field hockey team a 1-0 halftime lead over No. 11 Stanford, but the Cardinal scored two unanswered in the second half to earn a 2-1 neutral field victory Monday afternoon.
The Chippewas (3-2) continued a run of defensive dominance in the first half, having not allowed a goal in three complete halves of play dating back to their Saturday win over No. 22 Maine, but Stanford’s (3-3) offense responded in the second half with 17 shots, nine on goal, and two goals.
Senior goalkeeper Anastasia Netto’s play kept the Chippewas right in the game to the very end, with eight saves on Stanford’s 11 shots on goal, despite being outshot 22-4.
Dye scored the game’s lone first-half goal in the 22nd minute off a penalty corner, assisted by sophomore forward Cayleigh Immelman.
The goal is Dye’s fourth of the season, tying her for the team-lead with junior forward Bailey McKeon. The two players have combined for eight of the Chippewas’ 10 goals on the season.
Stanford’s defense allowed few offensive opportunities for the Chippewas, but when opportunities presented themselves CMU capitalized efficiently. The Maroon and Gold took three shots on goal on four total shots throughout the contest, one of which was a goal.
McKeon attempted to tie the game in the final five minutes with two shots, including one on goal in the 68th minute that was saved.
Stanford tied the game in the 50th minute on a loose ball that was swept in by Emily Henriksson and assisted by Courtney Haldeman.
The Cardinal took the lead 10 minutes later on a goal by Kelsey Harbin, assisted by Becky Dru.
McKeon registered two shots, one on goal, for the Chippewas. Dye’s one shot was a goal, and junior forward Erica Garwood took a shot on goal.
After a nearly two-week break, the Chippewas will be back in action in East Lansing again for the MSU Tournament on Friday, Sep. 14 at 4 p.m. against Louisville.
Kent State Field Hockey Falls At Providence College, 6-2
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Five unanswered goals were the difference in a 6-2 loss to Providence College for the Kent State field hockey team Monday (Sept. 3) at Lennon Family Field.
The Golden Flashes (2-3) landed the first punch just over eight minutes into the contest as junior midfielder Rebecca Lee (Bathurst, Australia) scored her third goal of the 2012 season off of a penalty corner with an assist from junior defender Sabrina Binder (Krefeld, Germany).
The Friars (1-2) countered with a goal by sophomore defender Henni Tietze just over nine minutes later to knot the contest at one-all.
The Flashes answered back seven minutes later when freshman forward Karleigh Carlin (Drexel Hill, Pa.) tallied the first goal of her NCAA career off an assist from freshman forward Alexis Madeira (Harrisburg, Pa.).
Providence College pulled even again, though, with less than five minutes to play in the first half on a goal by sophomore midfielder/forward Kaleigh Fitzpatrick.
The Friars took command in the second half with four goals to put the contest out of reach, as freshman midfielder Emma Mackie, sophomore forward Daniella Bernasconi, junior midfielder Caitlin Malone and junior forward Hilary Anderson each scored.
Kent State returns to Murphy-Mellis Field next weekend to host Robert Morris Friday (Sept. 7) at 2 p.m. and Lock Haven Sunday (Sept. 9) at 12 p.m.
Ball State Drops to No. 23 Louisville, 5-0
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The Ball State field hockey team fell to No. 23 Louisville 5-0 at Trager Stadium Monday, Sep. 3. Ball State moves to 1-3 on the season while Louisville improves to 3-1.
"Louisville did a nice job today," said head coach Beth Maddox. "They attacked us from the beginning and we couldn't keep up. We learned some things and made progress in the second half. We are hoping to work on some key elements this week and get ready for Longwood."
Ball State was outshot by Louisville 22-3, including get shots on goal (19-3). Louisville also held the advantage in penalty corners, 8-4. Ball State made 14 saves to Louisville's three.
Maddi Elliot (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart) and Shelby Henley (Novi, Mich./Novi) once again split up duties in goal. Elliott made nine saves in the first half, while allowing four goals. Henley only let Louisville connect on one goal, while making five saves.
Bianca Velez (Virginia Beach, Va./Floyd E. Kellam), Bethany Han (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) and Tarel Teach (Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes) were all able to get a shot on goal, but were unable to score for the Cardinals.
Louisville was led by Amber Thomas who scored two goals. Erin Schneidtmiller, Becca Maddock and Michelle Amon all connected for Louisville.
Ball State is back in action next weekend, traveling to Oxford, Ohio to take on Longwood on Sep. 9 at noon.
Stories courtesy of MAC Sports Information Departments.