Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Senior captain Simone Lazar and the Central Michigan field hockey team will look to remain unbeaten at home this weekend when they open MAC play versus Ball State.
Weekend Notes: CMU Starts Conference Play at Home
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Chippewas Will Take on Ball State This Weekend 

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - After snapping a six-game losing streak last Friday’s contest versus UC Davis, Central Michigan field hockey will start Mid-American Conference play on its own turf on Saturday, October 5 against Ball State at 1 p.m.

•  In MAC rankings, CMU (3-6) is placed at second in goals again average with 2.28 followed by the Cardinals (5-4) with 2.34. Goalkeeper Sadie Reynolds slides into first in conference rankings in goals against average with 2.22.

•  Reynolds currently ranks second in total saves with 66 trailing Ball State’s Shelby Henley by five. The Maroon and Gold hold a team high in saves with 14 against Stanford.

•  Junior midfielder Mary Alice Moore ranks first in the conference in game-winning goals with two, but sophomore midfielder Kaysie Gregory made the list tied for fourth after her game-winning goal in overtime against UC Davis.

•  The Chippewas continue to improve on its offensive game, taking 9.1 shots a game with a .695 shot on goal percentage. The Maroon and Gold are averaging 1.78 goals scored per contest.

•  The Cardinal and White ended the 2012 season 4-14, including a 0-5 mark in MAC play. Ball State returns six starters and ten letterwinners to the 2013 roster, plus ten newcomers.

•  The Cardinals recently topped over UC Davis, 3-2 and Vermont, 3-0 in last week’s play. Ball State’s average is 1.78 for goals scored per game.  

•  The Chippewas will hit the road again in a conference match against Kent State on Saturday, October 12 at 12 p.m. and a nonconference match versus Michigan on Sunday, October 13 at 1 p.m. 



Tale of the Tape


16    Goals  16
1.78   GPG 1.78
2.30   GAAvg.  2.34
16   Assists 13
49   Corners 57
Players to Watch

#12 • Sr. • Bailey McKeon 
- Leads team in points (3 G, 1 A)

#11 • So. • Kaysie Gregory
 - Scored game-winning goal in overtime versus UC Davis
#26 • So. • Sadie Reynolds
 - Ranked first in goals against average with 2.22 in the MAC

  MAC Standings
  2013 Record 
Ball State 5-4
Miami 5-6
Kent State  4-7
Central Mich. 3-6
Ohio 3-6
Missouri St.  1-7