Field Hockey Bears Set for Season-Opening West Coast Swing
Hillary Lawless - Senior Forward
Hillary Lawless - Senior Forward

Aug 28, 2013

Missouri State Bears (0-0) at UC Davis Aggies (0-0)
Date: Friday, August 30, 2013
Start Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Davis, Calif.
Site: Aggie Stadium (10,849)

Missouri State Bears vs. Pacific Tigers
Date: Monday, September 2, 2013
Start Time: 1 p.m.
Location: Berkeley, Calif.
Site: Maxwell Family Field (500)

The Missouri State field hockey team will open its 2013 season with a pair of West Coast matches vs. UC Davis and Pacific. The Bears are slated to first take on the Aggies of UC Davis in a true road match at Davis, Calif. on Friday (Aug. 30) at 7 p.m. central. Three days later, MSU will play Pacific at Berkeley, Calif. on Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. central.

2013 Mid-American Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll

The Bears were picked to finish fifth in the Mid-American Conference this season, as the Mid-American Conference announced the 2013 field hockey coaches’ poll on Wednesday (Aug. 28). The Bears return 17 players from the 2012 team that went 5-11 overall and 2-3 in conference play.

“Whatever predictions are there are just on paper and when it’s time to play the game, you have to show up and let the score speak,” head coach Gabby Gomez Sosa said.

Game Notes

- Missouri State is 0-3 all-time vs. UC Davis and 10-12 vs. Pacific. The Bears last played the two schools in 2010, dropping a double-overtime match to Davis by a score of 2-1, and losing to Pacific, 4-2.

In the 2-1 loss to UC Davis, then-freshmen Catrina Schmidt and Hillary Lawless teamed up for the Bears’ goal. Lawless stole an errant Aggies pass, split two defenders down the right side and from the corner made a centering pass to Schmidt. From four yards out, Schmidt beat the goalkeeper with a shot to the left corner of the cage.

- The Bears played Iowa on Sunday (Aug. 25) in a scrimmage match at Iowa City, and lost by a score of 4-2. Sophomores Liz Young and Holly Scherer notched goals for Missouri State. The two teams played an overtime period, and Iowa scored to make the unofficial tally 5-2.

- Missouri State senior forward Hillary Lawless begins the 2013 campaign with 60 career points, good for sixth place on the school’s career list. The native of St. Louis, Mo. is nine points away from passing Jo-Anne Morgenroth (1991-1994) for fifth. Lawless was named to the All-MAC first team last season.

- Sophomore forward Holly Scherer enters her second season after a stellar rookie campaign that saw her pick up a spot on the All-MAC Second Team. Scherer notched 15 points this season and swooped into the all-conference picture with a four-goal performance in Missouri State’s final game of the 2012 season, a 5-2 triumph over visiting Saint Louis.

- The trip to Davis, Calif. will be a homecoming for Bears forward Brynne Satre, who attended high school there. Seven other Missouri State field hockey student-athletes are natives of The Golden State.

The Last Meeting
UC Davis2  
Missouri State1(2OT)
September 15, 2010
Bloomington, Ind.

The Last Meeting
Missouri State2
September 26, 2010
St. Louis, Mo.



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