Oct. 11, 2013
SPRINGFIELD - The Missouri State field hockey team got go-ahead goals from Hillary Lawless and Kimberleigh Eng, but couldn't hold on to those leads in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Ohio Bobcats on Friday (Oct. 11).
With the score knotted at two goals apiece, the teams battled for more than five minutes of the 15-minute overtime period before Ohio's Adele Sammons scored the game-winner off a penalty corner. Sammons accepted a pass from teammate Caelyn Hartley from the right side and scored from point-blank range.
The Bears (2-10, 0-2 MAC) held a 2-1 lead into the game's 48th minute. Eng, a sophomore from Woodbridge, Va., gave the Bears their advantage when she got a shot past Ohio goalkeeper Brittany Walker. Lawless assisted on the play after intercepting a pass near the top of the circle.
However, Ohio's Luli Gomez Teruel tied things up, 2-2, less than two minutes later with a goal assisted by Sammons.
Lawless gave MSU an early 1-0 lead when she took a pass from Kayleigh Schmitz (Fr., Eindhoven, The Netherlands) and scored into the left side of the cage. Schmitz got the assist after she forced a turnover and delivered a left-side pass to Lawless.
Ohio (4-7, 1-0 MAC) answered about eight minutes later to tie the game 1-1. Teruel got the game-tying score with 21:12 showing on the game clock. Franziska Schmiedel picked up the assist on the play.
Missouri State out-shot Ohio 9-to-7, and had six shots on goal to Ohio's five. Holly Scherer (So., Belmont, Ontario) led the Bears with four shots.
With her three points on the day, Lawless now has 71 career tallies and moved past Jo-Anne Morgenroth for fifth place on the Missouri State all-time points list. Morgenroth notched 69 points for the Bears from 1991-1994.
The Bears return to action on Tuesday (Oct. 15) when they travel to St. Louis, Mo. to challenge the Saint Louis Billikens at 2:30 p.m. The Bears shut out SLU in a 5-0 win in Springfield on Oct. 1.