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OHIOBOBCATS.COM Senior Luli Gomez Teruel leads the Bobcats with two goals this season.
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Senior Luli Gomez Teruel leads the Bobcats with two goals this season.
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Sep 5, 2013

Live Stats vs. William & Mary | Live Stats vs. Louisville

SCHEDULE: Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. William & Mary (1 p.m.) | Sunday, Sept. 8 at Louisville (1 p.m.)

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University field hockey team (0-2) travels to Louisville, Ky. this weekend for two non-conference matches at the University of Louisville's Trager Stadium.

The Bobcats begin the trip with a matchup against William and Mary on Sept. 7 (1 p.m.) before playing the host Louisville Cardinals on Sept. 8 (1 p.m.).

Fans can follow along with the matches via the live stats links included above.

Last Time Out
The Bobcats opened the season with back-to-back setbacks in Boston last weekend, falling to No. 16 Boston University (5-2) and the University of Delaware (1-0). Ohio went a combined 3-22 in goals-shots attempted.

`Cats Return Home
Seniors Riley Higgins (Assumption High School) and Katherine Fenzel (Dupont Manual) along with freshman Hannah Kingsbury (Dupont Manual) return to their hometown of Louisville in this weekend's matchup. Fenzel owns two of Ohio's eight points this season after posting a goal at BU.

Gomez Teruel Starts Strong
Satta, Argentina native Luli Gomez Teruel started her senior season with a bang in last weekend's matches in Boston. She is Ohio's top scorer, responsible for half (4) of the season's total points (8) after leading the `Cats with two goals on three shots against the University of Delaware and two more shots on goal in the matchup against No. 16 Boston University. Gomez Teruel ranks second in the MAC in goals per game and is tied for third in points per contest.

Scouting the Tribe (2-0)
The Bobcats will face the Tribe for the fifth time in team history. Ohio has posted an 0-4 all-time record against William & Mary. The Tribe finished the 2012 season with 10 wins, making the Colonial Athletic Association tournament for the first time in three years. The Tribe returns sophomore forward Pippin Saunders, who earned CAA all-rookie mentions last year after leading W&M in scoring with 22 points. This season the Tribe is undefeated, besting Radford (5-0) and VCU (4-2) in their opening weekend at home.

Scouting the Cardinals (1-1)
Ohio holds a dominating 28-9 all-time record against Louisville. The Cardinals finished the 2012 season with a 12-8 overall record and were ranked No. 25 in the final NFCHA rankings. UofL returns 14 letter winners and seven starters from that team, including Becca Maddock, the Cardinals' leading returning scorer. The junior forward posted eight goals and four assist for 20 points last season. This season the Cardinals are 1-1 with a loss against No. 7 Virginia (3-2) and a victory over Richmond (2-1).

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