Sep 8, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Ohio University field hockey team (1-3) dropped its final contest in the Derby City, 6-2, to the host Louisville Cardinals (3-1) Sunday afternoon at Trager Stadium.
The Bobcats finish the two-match trip to Louisville with a 1-1 record after defeating William & Mary on Saturday.
“This weekend was a good learning experience for our team,” head coach Neil Macmillan said. “We did a nice job on Saturday of being competitive and taking care of the game. Today we were a bit gassed from our game on Saturday, and that was very much due to the way Louisville played. They played a very fast game and really put a lot of pressure on us.”
Senior Luli Gomez Teruel (Salta, Argentina) led Ohio with two goals on three shots in the contest and has now posted at least one score in three of the ‘Cats four matches this season. Gomez Teruel’s second goal was assisted on by sophomore Adele Sammons (Upminster, England).
“Luli had an exceptional game,” Macmillan said. “She used a great opportunity on her first goal to pop up on the end of a corner and put in a shot that was heading wide. Then, she scored off a penalty stroke later on for her second goal. She had a great weekend, as her goal on Saturday was very well taken off a nice unselfish feed from Katherine Fenzel.”
Ohio opened the scoring in the game, as Gomez Teruel buried her first shot of the contest (7’) into the back of the cage after receiving the good feed from Sammons at the top of the circle.
Louisville posted an equalizing goal at 12’, then added another at 19’ after Ohio could not capitalize on a penalty corner opportunity at 16’. The ‘Cats deflected a string of Louisville scoring opportunities in the 23rd and 24th minutes and entered halftime trailing by just one score (2-1).
After a shot from Gomez Teruel in the 36th minute went wide, Louisville posted two more scores at 41’ and 45’, then notched a goal at 50’ to build a four-score lead (5-1) over the Bobcats. After Louisville recorded a goal at 59’, Gomez Teruel posted her second goal in the 64th minute on a penalty shot to make the score 6-2 in favor of the Cardinals.
Ohio returns to action next weekend with a pair of matches in Evanston, Ill. The ‘Cats open with a match against California on Saturday (Sept. 14) at 2 p.m., then battle 11th-ranked Northwestern on Sunday at 1 p.m.