Friday's Field Hockey Results

Updated 8/30/2013

Friday's Field Hockey Scoreboard 8/30
James Madison 5, Kent State 1
CMU 2, Robert Morris 0
Wake Forest 3, Miami 2
UC Davis 4, Missouri State 0

Central Michigan 2, Robert Morris 0
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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Offense was the name of the game early for the Central Michigan field hockey team as it opened up the 2013 campaign with a 2-0 win over Robert Morris on Friday afternoon.
 
The Chippewas (1-0) got on the board just 2:39 into the first half when junior Mary Alice Moore buried a shot in the back of the net for her first goal of the season.
 
Sophomore midfielder Kaysie Gregory assisted on the goal off a rebound and later got in the scoring act herself at the 20:48 mark to put the Chippewas ahead 2-0.
 
"It really was the type of game I thought it would be," head coach Cristy Freese said. "We were able to get on the board first and certainly that helped us. I thought our defense played great today and that helped Sadie do what she can do back there."
 
CMU’s veteran defense was key for sophomore goalkeeper Sadie Reynolds in her first career start. Reynolds saved all six of the Colonials’ (0-1) shot attempts to record her first career shutout.
 
Senior captains Simone Lazar and Skylar VanNatta, as well as sophomore Anne Middeldorp and junior Jordyn Brengosz, played all 70 minutes to aide in Reynold’s shutout performance.
 
Senior forward Bailey McKeon delivered her first assist of the season on Gregory’s goal in the first half.

James Madison 5, Kent State 1
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HARRISONBURG, Va. – Kent State (0-1) was unable to capture a victory to start off the season, dropping its opening match 5-1 to host James Madison (1-0) under the lights on Friday (Aug. 30).
 
Julia Hofmann scored the Golden Flashes' lone goal off a corner at the 44:27 mark with an assist by Jenna McHale.  Hofmann led the team with three shots while McHale and Missy Ramsey followed with two each.
 
Jahna Jordan played all 70 minutes in goal totaling six saves on the night.
 
James Madison out-shot the Golden Flashes 20-12.  Taylor West posted a hat trick, scoring three times on seven shots.
 

Wake Forest 3, Miami 2
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Miami University field hockey team twice had the lead on 18th-ranked Wake Forest, but a goal with just over five minutes remaining allowed the Demon Deacons to escape with a 3-2 win. The RedHawks fall to 0-1 on the season, while Wake Forest begins the year 1-0.
 
“We aren’t happy with the scoreboard as we came to win, but we made a statement for ourselves tonight,” said head coach Iñako Puzo. “We showed ourselves how we can compete hard and have set the bar for Miami University.”
 
“Tonight’s game was a great start to our season and the beginning of how Miami field hockey will be known,” said senior midfielder Jordan Long. “We played fearless, relentless and aggressive. While we didn’t come away with the win, we’re more proud to be RedHawks and ready to take on our next opponents regardless of ranking or conference.”
 
Miami was on the attack during the first 10 minutes of the contest, with junior midfielder Gabby Goldach recording the game’s first shot. The Demon Deacons became the aggressors during the next 10 minutes, firing off several shots, but senior goalkeeper Sarah Mueller stood tall in net making four saves.
 
Earning a penalty corner in the 26th minute, Goldach put the ball in the net to give the RedHawks a 1-0 lead. On the restart, Wake Forest aggressively attacked and quickly answered 34 seconds later to tie the game at one. Senior forward Emily Gruesser had a good chance late in the first half, but Wake Forest goalkeeper Valerie Dahmen made a nice save in net to send the game into the break tied.
 
Earning a penalty corner in the 40th minute, sophomore midfielder Bea Dechant was able to find senior midfielder Jordan Long in the middle of the circle. Long buried the ball past Dahmen to put Miami in front, 2-1. However, the Demon Deacons would once again answer quickly on the restart as Kari Walkley scored her second goal of the game only 49 seconds later to retie the game at two.
 
Mueller made a pair of saves to keep the game tied over the next 25 minutes. In the 65th minute Taylor Rhea hit a reverse shot to give Wake Forest its first lead of the game at 3-2. Senior forward Alyssa Logan had a great opportunity to score the equalizer in the corner of the net with 37 seconds remaining, but Dahmen was able to get her toe on it and kick it away to preserve the 3-2 victory.
 
“Today was the start of what can be an amazing season,” said junior back Ali Froede. “The team as a whole stepped up to play a hard fought 70 minutes of hockey. Everything we worked on during preseason, especially the high intensity and pressure was applied during tonight’s game. Even though the scoreboard didn’t how we wanted, we took a huge step in the right direction to accomplish this season’s goals.”
 
“We played against a great team tonight and we knew it was going to be challenging,” added Puzo. “I think we stood up to the challenge, and although we left the field with a loss, we also walked off with character. As long as we can keep this intensity and learn from our mistakes as we go to our next contest we will be in good shape. I am very proud of this team.”
 
Miami heads to Farmville, Va., where it will take on Radford in a neutral site game beginning at 11 a.m.
 
UC Davis 4, Missouri State 0

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DAVIS, Calif. – The Missouri State field hockey team fell behind UC Davis early and couldn’t recover, as the Bears (0-1) lost to the Aggies by a score of 4-0 in both teams’ season openers on Friday (Aug. 30).
 
The Aggies (1-0) scored what proved to be the game-winning goal when Danielle Koehne knocked a shot past MSU keeper Andrea Bain (Sr., Victoria, British Columbia) just 10:07 into the contest. About 11 minutes later, UC Davis doubled its lead thanks to a one-timer goal by Cloey LemMon, who was assisted by Jamie Garcia and Megan Reardon.
 
The Bears’ defense was able to keep the score at 2-0 until after halftime, when Koehne picked up her second goal of the night in the 45th minute. Hannah Drawbridge and Megan Reardon assisted Koehne on the goal, which was scored off a penalty corner.
 
The three-goal deficit became four about 90 seconds later when the Aggies’ Stephie Sabraw set up at the top of the arc and slapped a one-timer past Bain, who collected three saves on the night.
 
Missouri State’s Liz Young (So., San Diego, Calif.) led the Bears with three shots, one of which was on goal. Holly Scherer (So., Ontario, Canada) recorded two shots.
 
UC Davis out-shot the Bears 14-to-5, and recorded nine shots on goal compared to MSU’s one.
 
The Bears return to action on Monday with a Labor Day tilt vs. Pacific. The game will be played at Berkeley, Calif. and is slated for a 1 p.m. (Central) start time.