Aug. 24, 2012
Hamilton, N.Y. - Ohio Field Hockey opened the 2012 season with a 3-1 victory at Colgate this evening as senior Taylor Brown scored twice for the Bobcats.
"This was a great start to the season," Head Coach Neil Macmillan said. "We certainly have some things to work on but I'm very please with how we attacked and applied pressure coming out of halftime."
Colgate had five of the first six shots of the game and the first four penalty corners but Ohio made the intiial mark on the scoreboard.
Brown scored the 32nd goal of her career in the 16th minute to give the Bobcats a 1-0 lead. Luli Gomez Teruel notched her first collegiate assist.
The Bobcats dominated play during the remainder of the first period not allowing Colgate to get a shot. Meanwhile, the Green and White had five tries and one penalty corner. Despite the advantage over the final 20 minutes, Ohio's lead was only one heading to the break.
Ohio attacked immediately in the second half with five shots and two penalty corners in the first five minutes. Brown capitalized with her second goal of the game, firing a shot to the top-left corner. Jessica Jue, who set the Ohio single-season record for assists last season with 18 picked up her first of the season on the play.
"That second goal by Brown is already probably the goal of the season," Macmillan added. "The ball was crossed in from the right and she showed amazing hand-eye coordination to rocket a one-timer past their keeper, who was solid today in goal."
Five minutes later, Caelyn Hartley deflected a shot from Andrea Biegalski past the Colgate goalkeeper for a 3-0 lead at 47:48. Leading by three goals, Ohio controlled the tempo for the remainder of the game despite Colgate scoring in the 58th minute.
The Bobcats finished with 15-7 edge in shots, 11-4 in shots on goal. Ohio did allow seven penalty corners but goalkeeper Brittany Walker made three saves.
The Bobcats continue their New York road trip with a contest on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. against No. 7 Syracuse.