Sunday's MAC Field Hockey Results

Updated 9/30/2012


Courtesy of MAC Home Sports Information Departments 
Sunday's Field Hockey Soccer Scoreboard - 9/30
 Liberty 4, Missouri State 1
Central Michigan  2, Pacific 1
Ball State 3,  Indiana 2
Duke 11, Kent State 2
Miami (Ohio) 1,  St. Louis 0
Liberty 4, Missouri State 1
Freshman defender Liz Young scored her first career goal, but the Missouri State field hockey team (4-7 overall, 2-0 Mid-American Conference) lost to Liberty by a 4-1 score on Sunday afternoon in St. Louis, Mo.
For the second day in-a-row, the Bears faced an early deficit. Liberty’s Helen Doolittle scored 4:30 into the game off a penalty stroke, and Abbey Basom followed with a goal about 12 minutes later off an assist from Sarah Gipe. The Flames' Megan Johnson extended the Flames’ first-half lead to 3-0 with a goal assisted by Natalie Barr at the 20:25 mark.
Missouri State held Liberty’s lead at 3-0 until Hannah Jones got on the board with 14:10 remaining in the game with the help of an assist from Megan Johnson.
With just under five minutes remaining in the match, Young found the back of the cage to break the shutout. Young became the seventh Bear this season to score her first career goal.
Missouri State goalkeeper Andrea Bain stopped 12 shots in 16 attempts.
The Bears will look to remain undefeated in Mid-American Conference play when they return home to play a 1 p.m. match against Central Michigan at Plaster Field on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Ball State 3, Indiana 2
MUNCIE, Ind. - The Ball State field hockey team (3-8, 0-2 MAC) earned a thrilling, come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the Indiana Hoosiers (6-3, 0-1 Big Ten). Freshman Allie White (Kettering, Ohio/Fairmont) netted the winning goal for the Cardinals with just 18 seconds left in the game.
"We played together and I knew when we do that the results would happen," said head coach Beth Maddox. "It was the first time all season that we played all 70 minutes together."
The Hoosiers got on the board in the 13th minute off a Mariella Grote goal. Tarel Teach (Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes) scored the equalizer for the Cardinals at the 34:02 mark off a penalty corner, her fourth goal of the season. Leanne Goldblatt (Yorktown Heights, N.Y./Lakeland) and Tori Widrick (Cazenovia, N.Y./Cazenovia) were credited with the assists.
Ball State held the slight shot advantage at the end of the first half, 8-7, as well as the advantage in penalty corners, 5-3, and saves, 3-2.
Indiana's Sydney Supica drilled a shot from the top of the shooting circle in the 42nd minute to give the Hoosiers the 2-1 advantage. The Cardinal's second goal came off of a penalty corner, scored by Marisa Weachter (Manheim, Pa./Manheim) and assisted by Bethany Han (Lititz, Pa./Warwick). The goal was Weachter's first goal of the 2012 campaign.
As time was waning in the game, White was able to convert on a deflection to give the Cardinals the win at the 69:42 mark.
"Jenna [Rosenberry] hit a shot in the box and it popped up and I just smacked it and it went in," said White. "It feels awesome to get this win because we played united and we knew we were a team that was capable of playing like we did today. We created a lot of options for each other which was what helped."
The Cardinals held the overall advantage in penalty corners, 11-6, and saves, 7-4, while both squads were tied with 16 shots apiece.
Freshman Maddie Elliott (Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart) was credited with the win, playing all 70 minutes for the first time in her career.
"Maddie played great," said Maddox. "We made a decision at halftime to keep her in and give her the opportunity to play for a full 70 minutes and she did a fantastic job."
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Central Michigan 2, Pacific 1
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Junior forward Ellen Riley scored her first goal of the season and the game-winner to take down Pacific, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Michigan State’s Ralph Young Field.

Senior midfielder Erin Dye also netted her seventh goal of the season as the Chippewas (5-6, 1-1 MAC) controlled possession for much of the match and outshot the Tigers (3-8, 0-1 NorPac) 12-3 with a 7-3 advantage in shots on goal. The win is the second in a row for the Chippewas, and pulls the team within one win of .500 on the season.
Facing a 1-1 tie in the 46th minute, Riley was in the perfect position to redirect a pass from junior defender Skylar VanNatta just outside the cage through traffic and into the goal. VanNatta, who assisted the goal, had gathered the rebound off a shot by junior forward Bailey McKeon.
Senior midfielder Erin Dye scored for the second day in a row with a goal in the 20th minute to give CMU a 1-0 lead. Dye took control of the ball in traffic just five yards out from goal and took a shot that found the back of the cage, assisted by McKeon.
Dye is now just three goals shy of tying her total from last season with 10.
The lead lasted for four minutes before Pacific answered back by converting on a penalty stroke by Emily Tregoning in the 24th minute to tie the match, 1-1. Tregoning lifted the ball high over senior goalkeeper Anastasia Netto to find the upper portion of the cage.
Neither team would score again until Riley’s goal in the 46th minute.
Dye led the way with six shots, three on goal. McKeon took three shots with two on goal, while sophomore forward Cayleigh Immelman and Riley each recorded a shot on goal.
The Chippewas continue MAC play next weekend with a match at Missouri State on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Duke 11, Kent State  2
DURHAM, N.C. — No. 19 Duke proved to be to much for the Kent State field hockey team on Sunday  as the Golden Flashes dropped an 11-2 decision at Williams Field.     
In what started as a tightly contested match, the Blue Devils (5-7) offense awoke after 14 minutes of action, scoring five goals on their way to shutting out Kent State for the half. The Golden Flashes (5-8) had a tough time keeping Duke out of the net at the start of the second half as well, surrendering three more goals before sophomore Julia Hofmann (Bad Muenster, Germany) answered with her ninth goal of the season at the 53:07 mark. Juniors Alyssa McFerren (Gibbsboro, N.J.) and Sabrina Binder (Krefeld, Germany) assisted on the goal.
Provided with new energy the Golden Flashes offense scored again on another strike from Hofmann just two minutes later, as McFerren and Binder each picked up their second assist of the day.
For Hofmann and Binder it was a career day, despite the disappointment. Binder earned her career high in assists with two on the day and Hofmann tied her career high of two goals, last obtained earlier this year at Villanova.
Sophomore Jahna Jordan (Fallbrook, Calif.) posted 12 saves in goal for Kent State.  
Next up, the Golden Flashes hit the road as they travel to Oxford, Ohio where they will play Miami on Saturday at noon before facing on Northwestern the following day at 1:00 p.m.
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Miami (Ohio) 1, St. Louis 0
ST. LOUIS – The Miami University field hockey team dominated play throughout Sunday’s field hockey contest as it held Saint Louis to only four shots for the entire game. However, it took a penalty stroke by Bea Dechant in the 39th minute for the RedHawks to come away with a 1-0 victory. Miami improves to 6-7 on the season, while the Billikens fall to 1-10.
The Red and White peppered the Saint Louis circle with nine shots during the first half. Billiken goalkeeper Tori Westhead was up to the task, making six saves during the frame, including three on Miami senior Olivia Miller. Saint Louis managed only four shots in the first half, only one of which was on goal. Christina Heston would kick it aside to keep the game scoreless at halftime.
A little over three minutes into the second half, a Miller shot was blocked illegally, which awarded the RedHawks are rare penalty stroke. Dechant, who has already scored on two strokes this season, would beat Westhead to give Miami a 1-0 lead. It would be all the ‘Hawks needed as they held the Billikens without a shot during the entire second half to secure their fourth victory in their past five games.
Miami finished with a 17-4 shot advantage for the game. The RedHawks also had a 9-1 advantage in penalty corners. Miller led the team with six shots. For Heston, it was her first career shutout.
Miami returns home for a pair of games next weekend. The RedHawks will host Kent State in a key MAC showdown on Saturday, Oct. 6 at noon. Miami will then face Indiana on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m.