Sep 1, 2013
BOSTON – The Ohio University field hockey team (0-2) fell to the University of Delaware (1-0) in a neutral site contest Sunday afternoon at New Balance Field in Boston, Mass.
Senior Luli Gomez Teruel (Salta, Argentina) paced the Bobcats with two goals on three shots (all on goal), while senior Jessica Jue (Vancouver, British Columbia) and redshirt junior Lauryl Desch (Charlottesville, Va.) each notched an assist for the Green & White.
Freshman Franziska Schmiedel (Mulheim, Germany) tallied a team-high four shots for Ohio while sophomore Adele Sammons (Upminster, England) added two.
Junior goalkeeper Brittany Walker (Elizabethtown, Pa.) played the first 61:26 in cage for the Bobcats, making eight saves while allowing five goals. Sophomore Lina Trucco (Lake Bluff, Ill.) saw action in the final 8:34 and made two saves for Ohio.
The Bobcats held a 10-7 edge in penalty corners but were outshot by the Blue Hens, 19-12.
“We played a very evenly matched game, but the scoreline doesn’t quite do justice to the way we played. We had great periods of the game, especially early on when we forced a lot of pressure off corners. But we just failed to execute, which ultimately cost us in the end.”
“Luli played exceptionally well and Andrea [Biegalski] was excellent in the middle and really helped drive the team and give them some motivation as we went into the second half.”
The contest started in strong fashion for the Bobcats, as Ohio dominated possession with four corners and four shots over the first eight minutes of action.
After a nice save from Walker at 10:27, the Blue Hens struck first with a goal off the rebound at 10:32. Less than a minute later (11:11), the Blue Hens made it 2-0 on a goal off a corner from Jacki Coveleski.
The action was fast and furious, as Ohio quickly answered back at 12:53. After a corner from Jue, Desch fed Teruel for a score and the Bobcats moved within one at 2-1.
Delaware commanded position over the next 15 minutes of action and moved ahead by two (3-1) on a goal from Meghan Winesett at 29’.
The Blue Hens increased their lead to three (4-1) at 39’ on Winesett’s second goal of the contest. The Bobcats answered just five minutes later, as Gomez Teruel took a pass from Jue and rifled it past Delaware goalkeeper Sara Scher at 44’ to get back within two (4-2).
However, that’s as close as it would get, as Delaware added a goal in 55th minute and Ohio could not score for the remainder of the match.
Ohio returns to action next weekend with a pair of matches in Louisville, Ky. The ‘Cats suit up against William & Mary in a neutral site contest on Saturday (Sept. 7) at 1 p.m. and play host Louisville Sunday (Sept. 8) at 1 p.m.
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