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Sunday's Field Hockey Scoreboard - 9/16
Ball State 8, Lindenwood 2
Central Michigan 2, American 1
William & Mary 2, Miami (Ohio) 1
Missouri State 5, California 2
Syracuse 7, Kent State 1
Ball State 8, Lindenwood 2
MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State field hockey team earned an 8-2 win its in 2012 home opener Sunday afternoon at the BSU Turf Field. Sophomore Tarel Teach (Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes) led the offensive attack for the Cardinals, scoring two goals.
"To win at home was really a source of pride for our team," said head coach Beth Maddox. "Tarel [Teach] attacked all day and had a great presence. She wanted to create options for her teammates and in turn created options for herself."
The Cardinals got on the board early with a goal from sophomore Bianca Velez (Virginia Beach, Va./Floyd E. Kellam) from freshman Bethany Han (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) in the third minute. Teach put one in the back of the goal just 2:06 later off a deflection. Senior Devon Bell (Marlton, N.J./Cherokee) added her first goal of the season in the eighth minute to cap an early offensive flurry for the Cardinals. An own goal by Lindenwood gave the Cardinals the 4-0 lead after the first half.
Teach started the offense again for Ball State getting a goal just 2:37 in the half, beating the goalie for a clear shot. Sophomore Leanne Goldblatt scored her second goal of the season at the 45:43 mark. Freshman Natalie Jardell (Granville, Ohio/Granville) added her first goal of the season at the 62:35 mark off of a deflection. Sophomore Jenna Rosenberry (Manheim, Pa./Elizabethtown Area) scored the eight goal for the Cardinals with under three minutes remaining in the game.
Maddi Elliott (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart) was credited with her first collegiate win.
The Lions were led by Emily Stephens who chipped in two goals. Goalkeeper Victoria Gil made six saves and had eight goals against.
Ball State outshot Lindenwood 18-5 and held the advantage in penalty corners, 16-2. Teach led the game in shots with seven.
The Cardinals are back in action at home next weekend when it welcomes back its alums. You can keep up with all the action by following @BallStFHockey on Twitter, liking "Ball State Field Hockey" on Facebook and checking ballstatesports.com.
American 2, Central Michigan 1
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Central Michigan field hockey team attempted a second-half comeback from two goals down against American University on Sunday, but came up short in a 2-1 loss in the consolation match of the Michigan State Tournament.
Just 30 seconds after American (3-5) scored its second goal of the match in the 42nd minute, junior forward Erica Garwood answered with her second goal of the season to bring the Chippewas (3-4) within one, but CMU couldn’t capitalize on the momentum and even the match.
All seven of the Chippewas' matches have been decided by a goal this season.
“The second half was definitely better than the first,” head coach Cristy Freese said. “They scored a quick early goal on us and we got caught on our heels and backed away, and in those situations we need to step up. We did a nice job keeping it a one-goal match at halftime so we could make our adjustments. “
“It’s difficult to lose any game, but we’re playing such quality competition and we’re competing and we’re right with these teams. We just need to shore up a few things and get a little more disciplined.”
American jumped out to a quick 1-0 lead on a goal from Jaclyn Anspach just 56 seconds into the match, when the American forward dribbled the ball up the right side on a breakaway and put the ball into the back of the cage from two yards out.
Neither team scored again until the second half, when American extended their lead to 2-0 in the 42nd minute on a goal from Shelly Montgomery on a shot off a penalty corner. The Eagles earned four times as many penalty corners as the Chippewas, 8-2.
Less than a minute later, the Chippewas answered back with Garwood’s goal, which was the result of a shot by sophomore midfielder Mary Alice Moore on a breakaway that was deflected by the American goalkeeper and, after a brief foray in front of the cage, pushed in by Garwood. Moore earned the assist.
With six minutes remaining, senior goalkeeper Anastasia Netto made a diving save on a hard shot from a penalty corner to preserve the 2-1 score and keep the Chippewas hopes alive. Netto made four saves in the match.
Garwood, Moore, senior midfielder Erin Dye and sophomore forward Cayleigh Immelman each recorded a shot on goal for the Chippewas.
The Chippewas open up Mid-American Conference play and make their home debut on Friday when they host Miami (OH) at 2 p.m. at the CMU Field Hockey Complex.
Syracuse 7, Kent State 1
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Kent State field hockey team lost a 7-1 decision to No. 2 Syracuse Sunday (Sept. 16) at Syracuse's J.S. Coyne Stadium.
The Golden Flashes (4-5) split a pair of weekend contests in Central New York, downing Villanova, 6-4, Saturday (Sept. 16) before falling to the Orange (7-0).
Sophomore midfielder/forward Julia Hofmann (Bad Muenster, Germany) tallied Kent State's lone goal four minutes into the second half off of a corner thanks to assists from junior midfielder Alyssa McFerren (Gibbsboro, N.J.) and junior defender Sabrina Binder (Krefeld, Germany). Hofmann's goal was her team-high seventh of the 2012 season.
Kent State makes the drive south to Columbus to battle Ohio State Wednesday (Sept. 19) at 3 p.m.
William & Mary 2, Miami (Ohio) 1
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The Miami University field hockey team came up one goal short in a competitive battle with William & Mary on Sunday afternoon, falling 2-1. The RedHawks are now 2-6 on the season, while the Tribe improves to 7-1.
William & Mary had the majority of the chances early in the game, but junior goalkeeper Sarah Mueller came up big, making five saves in the first 17 minutes to keep the game scoreless. The RedHawks finally got their chance in the 20th minute, but Bea Dechant's shot was stopped by Tribe goalkeeper Catherine Johnson.
It remained scoreless until the 34th minute of the first half. William & Mary was able to earn a penalty corner. On the attempt Maria Caro was able to score off a pass from Sarah Morehouse.
The Tribe made it 2-0 early in the second half when they were able to score once again on a penalty corner. Miami would go on the attack, answering two minutes later. Dechant would get the ball into the circle and take a shot. It was going to go wide, but Kaitlin Evans was there to redirect it into the net for her second goal of the season.
Mueller would keep it a one-goal deficit with three saves over the next 20 minutes. The RedHawks would then have multiple attempts in the final six minutes of the game to score the equalizer. Valentina Neira's shot in the 65th minute was saved by Johnson, but the rebound came right back to her. She shot again, but this time it went just wide. Dechant, Alyssa Logan, Emily Gruesser and Neira would each get shots on net, but Johnson was able to turn each of them away and time ran out on Miami.
The Tribe outshot the RedHawks 17-13 for the game. They also had a 9-5 advantage in penalty corner attempts. Neira led Miami with four shots, while Mueller finished with 10 saves in goal.
Miami will begin Mid-American Conference play next weekend when it travels to Mt. Pleasant to take on Central Michigan on Friday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. The RedHawks will then head home for a pair of non-conference games. Miami will face Georgetown on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. and Saint Francis (Pa.) on Monday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m.
California 5, Missouri State 2
Missouri State’s Hillary Lawless and Charlie Redhead scored goals, but the Bears (2-5) lost a 5-2 decision to California on Sunday in front of 42 fans in Bloomington, Ind.
California got on the board first when the Golden Bears’ Jordan O’Reilly scored at the 7:58 mark off a pass on the right side of the goal from Kendra Bills, who was credited with the assist on the play. About seven minutes later, Cal’s Claire Dougherty scored unassisted off a deflection by a Bears’ defender.
Lawless cut California’s lead in half at the 20:19 mark of the first half. The junior forward took a pass from the right side from freshman Holly Scherer and found the back of the cage. Scherer got an assist on the play, the first of her college career.
However, California quickly regained the momentum when O’Reilly took a pass from Nicole Wallstedt and scored her second goal of the day past MSU goalkeeper Andrea Bain with about 12 minutes left in the half. About two minutes later, Wallstedt gave the Golden Bears a three-goal lead when she scored on the right side off a pass across the front of the net from Rachelle Corneau.
California took its 4-1 lead into halftime, and the score remained that way until the 45:49 mark of the second half, when Lara Kruggel scored off a penalty corner to increase Cal’s lead to 5-1. About four minutes later, Missouri State's Redhead scored on a penalty stroke for the first goal of her career.
Missouri State will open conference play on Sept. 22 with a noon matchup against Ball State in Muncie, Ind.