Oct. 19, 2013
OXFORD, Ohio – Meagen Good and Sydney Richelieu scored goals for the Missouri State field hockey team, but the Bears fell short against the Miami Redhawks, 5-2, on Saturday (Oct. 19).
With Missouri State trailing 2-0 midway through the first half, Richelieu (So., Fallbrook, Calif.) scored her first goal of the year off an assist from sophomore Dominique Leyva (San Diego, Calif.) to cut the Bears’ deficit in half.
The 2-1 score held into halftime and into the first 5:19 of the second period, but Miami (8-6, 2-0 MAC) scored three times in a 13-minute span to effectively put the match out of reach. The Redhawks’ Emily Gruesser, Jordan Long and Bea Dechant notched goals for the home team to put MSU in a 5-1 hole with 16:54 left in the match.
With 7:36 remaining in the match, Good (Sr., Huntington Beach, Calif.) scored on a penalty stroke. In the process, she established a new career high in goals (2) and points (4).
Hillary Lawless (Sr., St. Louis, Mo.) racked up four shots – all of which were on-goal – to lead the Bears (3-11, 0-3 MAC) in both categories. Richelieu also placed all three of her shots on-goal, while freshman Suzanne Kleine (Boskoop, The Netherlands) picked up a defensive save for the Bears.
Miami held the advantage in shots, 13-to-9, and shots on-goal, 9-to-8. The Redhawks also led in penalty corners, 7-4.
The Bears return to action next Saturday (Oct. 26) with a game at MAC opponent Central Michigan. The contest is slated for a noon start in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.