Field Hockey Bears Aim for 3-0 Conference Mark
Head coach Gabby Gomez Sosa has the Bears in first place in the MAC
Head coach Gabby Gomez Sosa has the Bears in first place in the MAC

Oct. 4, 2012

The Missouri State field hockey team (4-7 overall, 2-0 Mid-American Conference) looks to remain undefeated in MAC competition when they take on conference opponent Central Michigan at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Plaster Sports Complex.

The Last Time

Central Michigan took all three contests between the teams last year. The Bears lost to the Chippewas 3-1 in the first round of the MAC Championship on Nov. 3, 2011. In regular-season competition, the Chippewas defeated MSU by scores of 4-0 and 5-1 on on Oct. 1 and 2.

Game Notes

♦ Missouri State is 11-26-1 all-time against Central Michigan. The Bears seek to beat the Chippewas for the first time since 2010.

♦ With their win over Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 29, the 2012 Bears became the first Missouri State field hockey team to start MAC play with a 2-0 record. The 2001 Bears, then a member of the NorPac conference, won their first two conference games en route to a 6-0 league record and a first-place finish in the East Division.

♦ Senior defender Reiann Stoute remains tied for first nationally with six defensive saves on the season. As a team, the Bears have the second-most defensive saves in the country (11). Miami (Ohio) leads the country with 12.

♦ Junior forward Hillary Lawless has moved into the school’s top-10 career points leaders. Lawless’ two goals on Saturday gave her 54 career points, moving her past Jemima Cameron for eighth place on the list. With two more points, Lawless will surpass Missouri State head coach Gabby Gomez Sosa for seventh place.

The Last Meeting
Missouri State1
Central Michigan5
October 2, 2011
Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
Missouri State Field Hockey Falls in Day 2 Battle With Central Michigan
The field hockey Bears(3-8) found themselves with a second loss to the Chippewas(5-5), as Missouri State fell to Central Michign 5-1 in today, Oct. 2. The Bears are now 0-4 in conference play.



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