Sept. 24, 2011
The Missouri State field hockey squad will be facing their second conference opponent of the season this Sunday, Sept. 25. The Bears(3-5) will play host to the Ohio Bobcats(6-2).
The Bears are coming off a tough 5-3 loss to fellow conference foe Kent State. Top performers of the match included Sarah Bradley with her sixth goal of the season and Hillary Lawless with her fifth goal of the season. Another standout for the Bears was Reiann Stoute, scoring her first goal of the season. The Bears led a comeback effort towards the middle of the second half, but weren't able to capitalize on all their opportunities.
Ohio will face the Saint Louis Billikens today, Sept. 24, but are coming off a loss to Indiana in a close 3-2 decision. Leading scorers for the Bobcats are Cathryn Altdoerffer and Taylor Brown with five goals apiece going into their match versus the Billikens.
The Bears are led offensively by Casey Bayliss. Bayliss currently totals seven goals and four assists. Two other key contributors to the Bears' explosive forward line are Hillary Lawless and Sarah Bradley. Lawless has five goals and four assists for the season, while Bradley has added six goals and an assist of her own. Reiann Stoute has led the Bears' defense this season with five defensive saves this year.
The Bears' match this Sunday, Sept. 25 against the Bobcats is scheduled to start at 11:00 a.m. CT. MSU will look to defend Plaster Field from yet another conference competitor. The field hockey Bears will also be hosting Military Appreciation Day for the match. Bears field hockey has been working hand in hand with the Missouri State ROTC, also known as the Bear Battalion, to develop this event.
The Bear Battalion has worked to invite former and current military service members. Area recruiters have also been invited as special guests. There will be a color guard demonstration, as well as the shooting off of a canon by the Bear Battalion at the start of the match. Fans are encouraged to come out and enjoy the match while honoring our proud past and current military service members. There is no charge for admission to Missouri State field hockey matches.