Two Ohio Goals in Two Minutes too much for Field Hockey to Overcome
Missouri State field hockey could not keep up with Ohio University's offense, as the Bobcats used three unanswered goals to take control of the game and drop the Bears in Athens, Ohio, 4-2.
After MSU's Reiann Stoute (Bridgetown, Barbados) scored her first collegiate goal to tie the game at 1-1 in the 31st minute, the Bobcats began their scoring outburst. Ohio's Marcy Dull scored in the 33rd minute off a penalty corner, while Katelyn Shelley scored two goals in two minutes, finding the back of the net in the 59th and 60th minute.
"We faltered at the 59 minute mark," head coach Dawn Callahan said. "We just had a momentary lapse, and they took advantage of it."
Senior Alyssa Hile (Wildwood, Mo.) tried to recreate the Bears' late magic from the first time the teams met, when MSU came back from a 2-0 deficit with less than ten minutes to play and won in overtime, but the Ohio defense would have none of it. Hile scored in the 62nd minute off a penalty corner to make it 4-2, but that would cap the game's scoring.
The Bears had their opportunities with eight shots on goal, but Ohio's Jen McGill held tough to improve the Bobcats to 7-7 on the season, 5-2 in the MAC. The Bears fall to 4-11, 1-5 in the MAC.
Next weekend the Bears will be back home against Ball State, Saturday at 11 a.m., and Miami (Ohio), Sunday at 12 p.m. It will be Alumni Weekend for the program, as they honor the 30th anniversary of the 1979 National Championship team on Saturday. Sunday will be Senior Day for the Bears.