Oct. 15, 2011
Final Stats |
ATHENS, Ohio -
Taylor Brown scored twice and Louzeth Schutte added her third goal of the weekend as Ohio Field Hockey capitalized on three penalty corners to defeat Missouri State, 3-0. The Bobcats remain perfect in conference play and improve to 13-3 overall.
Jessica Jue assisted on all three goals for the Bobcats and eclipsed the school's single-season record of 14, previously set by four other players, most recently in 2009. Laura Mastro also notched three helpers and sits right behind her sophomore teammate with 14 assists this season.
Jue entered the weekend second in the MAC with 26 points and 12th nationally with 12 assists to her credit. She and Mastro both assisted on Oio's two goals in yesterday's win over Kent State.
Ohio had the first offensive flurry of the game right at the start, getting four shots in the first three minutes of action. The Bobcats had the first six shots of the contest before the Bears registered one off a corner at 16:31.
The Green & White had three tries at goal for the remainder of the half and entered intermission locked in a scoreless draw. Jen McGill had two of her three saves in the first half to keep the Bears off the board.
Ohio started the second half with an aggressive attack, scoring goals on its first two penalty corners in the first six minutes. Both times, Brown tallied the score for the Bobcats, with Jue and Mastro earning assists.
Leading 2-0, Jue and Mastro help set up the third goal, again on a penalty corner. This time though, it was Schutte scoring her sixth goal of the year for the Bobcats. Brown's two goals give her the team lead with 12 on the year.
McGill and the Ohio defense combined on the shutout, their eighth of the season. The Bobcats have now gone four-straight games without allowing a goal to a MAC opponent.
Ohio finished with an 18-4 edge in shots, limiting the Bears to only one attempt in the second half. Penalty corners were even, 4-4, after the first 35 minutes, but Ohio had eight opportunities in the second half while limiting the Bears to two.
At halftime, Ohio honored Ali Johnstone, who became the 14th field hockey player to be inducted into the Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame and the first to be inducted since 2002. She was joined on the field by members of the 2001 MAC Championship team, while various alumni were honored in the stands.
Prior to the game, the Bobcats honored the passing of Linda Shelley, mother of former Bobcat Katelyn Shelley, who was instrumental in organizing the team's annual "Stick it to Cancer" game. The Bobcats are currently raising money and taking donations for the National Cancer Research Foundation. Information can be found on the Ohio Field Hockey page on OhioBobcats.com.
Ohio hits the road for three-straight games, including visits to Miami and Ball State next weekend. The Bobcats return home on October 30 for their Senior Day contest with Central Michigan.