Sep 2, 2013
BERKELEY, Calif. - Holly Scherer and Liz Young scored goals that keyed a second-half rally, and the Missouri State field hockey team defeated the Pacific Tigers 3-2 on Monday (Sept. 2).
Scherer (So., Belmont, Ontario, Canada) scored the game-winner with 18:14 left in the match. Scherer's first goal of the season came after a missed shot attempt deflected back to her, and she knocked the rebound into the goal.
About five minutes earlier, Young (So., San Diego, Calif.) knotted the score 2-2 with a goal from the top of the circle. Young's first goal of the year was assisted by Laura Tavares, who set up the play with a nice pass off a penalty corner.
Missouri State (1-1) faced a 2-1 disadvantage at halftime. Charlie Redhead (So., Norfolk, England) scored Missouri State's first goal of the game - and the season - just 6:48 into the game. Redhead knocked a shot past Pacific goalkeeper Molly Macierz off a restart on the sideline.
However, Pacific (0-2) countered with two goals in the latter half of the first period. Katherine Egan scored with 9:06 left in the first to knot the score at one goal apiece.
About five minutes later, the Tigers' Maggie Grindatti knocked a shot past MSU goalkeeper Andrea Bain (Sr., Victoria, British Columbia) to give Pacific its 2-1 advantage heading into the half.
The Bears out-shot the Tigers 11-to-8, and notched seven shots on goal compared to Pacific's five. Bain made three saves in five tries.
Missouri State will play its next contest at Ohio State on Friday (Aug. 6). The match is set for 2 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio.