Field Hockey Bears Fall in MAC Quarterfinals, 3-1
Nov. 3, 2011
Athens, Ohio -
The Missouri State field hockey team (7-12-0, 3-8-0) fell to Central Michigan in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament on Thursday (Nov. 3) afternoon. The Bears lost to the Chippewas 3-1.
“We didn’t play smart hockey and when we do that we just create more work for ourselves,” said head coach Gabby Gomez Sosa. “We were unable to finish in our short corners and that hurt us in the end.”
Both teams would battle scoreless in the first half. Central Michigan would strike twice in the second half before senior Casey Bayliss answered back with a goal of her own. Freshman Sarah Bradley passed it into Bayliss, who then went on to lift it into the far post. The goal was Bayliss’ 15 of the season.
Central Michigan would answer back with another goal in the 64th minute of play, securing the 3-1 win over Missouri State. Junior Chelsey Medlock racked up a defensive save during the match, and sophomore goalkeeper Andrea Bain had a standout performance despite the Bears’ loss.
“Andrea played a great game,” said Gomez Sosa. “She kept us in the game.”
“She’s (Bain) grown into a great goalkeeper this season and she is only going to get better,” added Bears’ assistant coach Erika Dombkowski. “Today she showed the MAC what is to come from Missouri State in the future.”
Bain had six saves during the match. That brings her total to 82 saves this season.