Solid Bears defense not enough in Mt. Pleasant
Oct. 26, 2013
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – The Missouri State field hockey team put up a solid defensive effort at Central Michigan, but could not muster enough offense in a 2-0 loss here Saturday (Oct. 26).
The Bears (3-12, 0-4 MAC) and Chippewas (6-9, 3-1 MAC) dueled to a scoreless tie through the first half and into the first 9:44 of the second stanza. However, Central Michigan’s Jordyn Brengosz gave CMU a 1-0 lead with 25:16 left in the match. The goal was scored off a penalty corner, with assists going to Cayleigh Immelman and Anne Middeldorp.
The Missouri State defense held for the next 25 minutes until the Chippewas’ Bailey McKeon scored on a penalty stroke with eight seconds left to give the home team its final 2-0 margin of victory.
Central Michigan out-shot the Bears 13-to-3, and placed seven shots on goal to Missouri State’s zero. The Chippewas also owned the advantage in penalty corners, 13-2.
Bears goalkeeper Andrea Bain (Sr., Victoria, British Columbia) made five saves in seven attempts, while Holly Scherer (So., Belmont, Ontario) accounted for all three of Missouri State’s shots.
The Bears will wrap up the 2013 season next Sunday (Nov. 3) with a match against Ball State at Plaster Sports Complex. The contest is slated for a 1 p.m. start.