Missouri State Field Hockey Set For Weekend Contests
Senior Chelsey Medlock will help lead the Bears this weekend
Senior Chelsey Medlock will help lead the Bears this weekend

Oct. 17, 2012

The Missouri State field hockey team (4-9-0 overall, 2-2-0 Mid-American Conference) will take on the Kent State Golden Flashes and the No. 8 Northwestern Wildcats this weekend.

The Bears will close their conference schedule when they challenge Kent State on Friday, Oct. 19 at Plaster Field in a match-up of MAC teams. The game is scheduled to start at 12:30 p.m.

Missouri State will then hit the road to play Northwestern on Sunday, Oct. 21 in Evanston, Ill. The non-conference game against the Wildcats will also start at 12:30 p.m.

The Bears lost to the Ohio Bobcats on Sept. 13 in Athens, Ohio, which squared MSU's conference record at 2-2. Coming into Friday's game against Kent State, Missouri State is in fifth place in the conference, one-half game behind four teams that are 2-1 in conference play. A top-four finish would mean a trip to the MAC Championship next month in Oxford, Ohio.

A Bears win on Friday would give Missouri State the head-to-head tie-breaking advantage over the Golden Flashes, which could prove to be vital in determining whether MSU advances to the Championship.

The Last Meeting
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October 16, 2011
Kent, Ohio
Missouri State Field Hockey Stuns Golden Flashes in 3-1 Victory
The Missouri State field hockey team (4-11-0, 1-4-0) found their first conference victory of the season with a 3-1 win over Kent State (5-10-0, 3-3-0) on Sunday afternoon in Kent, Ohio.

The Last Meeting
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September 11, 2010
St. Louis, Mo.

Series at a Glance

Missouri State is 4-23-1 all-time against Kent State. The teams split their two meetings in 2011, with each winning on the other team's home turf. The Golden Flashes defeated MSU 5-3 in Springfield on Sept. 23, while the Bears won 3-1 in Kent, Ohio on Oct. 16.

Meanwhile, Missouri State is 1-14-0 in its all-time series against Northwestern. The Bears last played Northwestern in 2010, which ended in a 4-0 Wildcats win.

Game Notes

♦ With Saturday's 13-save performance, Missouri State junior goalkeeper Andrea Bain vaulted into the country's top-30 in saves per game (6.00).

♦ Senior defender Reiann Stoute scored MSU's goal against Ohio on Saturday, which matched her single-season career high with eight points, which she set last season. With one more goal and one more assist, Stoute will set new single-season career highs in those categories as well.

♦ In its game against Kent State, the Bears will face a dynamic 1-2 punch in the Golden Flashes' Julia Hofmann and Sabrina Binder. Hofmann leads the MAC in goals (10), while Binder leads in assists (11).

♦ With three games remaining, Bears forward Hillary Lawless has a chance to challenge for the MAC scoring title. With seven goals, the junior is just three off Hofmann's pace and one behind Central Michigan's Erin Dye.

♦ Northwestern features one of the country's top players in midfielder Chelsea Armstrong, who leads all Division I players with 24 goals.



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