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Field Hockey Hits Chicagoland For Weekend Matches

Schmiedel ranks third on the Bobcats with six shots on the year.

Sept. 13, 2013

WEEKEND SCHEDULE: Sept. 14 vs. Cal | Sept. 15 vs. No. 12 Northwestern (Live Stats)

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University field hockey team (1-3) travels to Evanston, Ill. this weekend for two non-conference matches at Northwestern’s Lakeside Field.

The Bobcats begin the trip with a matchup against the University of California on Sept. 14 (2 p.m.) before playing the host No. 12 Northwestern on Sept. 15 (1 p.m.).

Fans can follow the match vs. the Wildcats live by utilizing the live stats link above. 

Last Time Out
The Bobcats enter the weekend with a 1-3 record after splitting a two-game event in Louisville last weekend. Ohio defeated William & Mary on Sept. 7 for its first win of the season, besting the Tribe in a 2-1 victory. Ohio then fell to Louisville, 6-2, on Sept. 8.

Gomez Teruel Dominates Offensively
Senior Luli Gomez Teruel (Salta, Argentina) was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Week after posting team-high six points on three goals in last weekend’s matches. She currently leads the MAC in four offensive categories: points (10), points per game (2.50), goals (5) and goals per game (1.25).

Featured Freshman: Franziska Schmiedel
Mulheim, Germany, native Franziska Schmiedel has started her Ohio field hockey career with some exceptional play in the Bobcats’ first four games. She is the only freshman to appear in all of Ohio’s four games and currently holds a .333 shots on goal percentage. Her most notable performance came during the ‘Cats opening weekend when she led the team with four shots against No. 16 Boston University.

Coaching Connections 
Northwestern assistant coach Ali Johnstone is no stranger to the Ohio program, having starred as a two-time NFHCA All-American with the Bobcats from 1998-01. Johnstone is first all-time at Ohio in assists (36), fifth in goals (35) and third in career points (106). Following her playing career, Johnstone served as an assistant coach under Neil Macmillan for two seasons (2009, 2010) before joining the Northwestern staff in 2011. 

Scouting the Bears (3-1)
Ohio has posted a 1-3 all-time record against California, including a 4-2 loss in the two teams’ last meeting in 2010. The Bears enter the matchup with a 3-1 record, outscoring its opponents 8-5 over its first four matches. Senior Andrea Earle was named NorPac Offensive Player of the Week after scoring seven points last weekend, including the game-winner in both of Cal’s matches. She leads the team with nine points on the year and ranks 12th in the NCAA with an average of 1.00 goals per game. Last weekend, the Bears defeated both Dartmouth (4-2) and Liberty (1-0) in their home weekend openers.

Scouting the Wildcats (5-1)
No. 12 Northwestern enters the weekend with a strong 5-1 record, averaging three goals per game. Since their loss in the season opener vs. Providence, the Wildcats have outscored opponents 17-3 in five games. Northwestern has shutout its opponent in three games this season, allowing just one goal in its last four outings. Northwestern junior goalkeeper Maddy Carpenter leads the Big 10 with a .792 save percentage and 19 saves and was named the Big Ten Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. The Bobcats are 2-3 all time against Northwestern.