ATHENS, Ohio - The Bobcats will get one more test before entering Mid-American Conference play when they take on the University of Massachusetts in East Lansing, Mich., Sunday beginning at 2:30 p.m.
The Bobcats (1-3) are coming off a weekend split with a huge 3-2 upset of then No. 13 Princeton and a 2-1 setback against Drexel. Freshman Lindsay Rothenberger (Fleetwood, Pa.) paced Ohio's offense by recording her first collegiate goal in the first half against the Tigers before finding the net again against the Dragons.
The Minutewomen will enter play Sunday still looking for their first victory. Massachusetts, which has suffered five straight defeats to start the season, is off to its worst start in the program's 27-year history.
Normally one of the elite field hockey programs in the nation - with 19 NCAA Tournament appearances in 21 years, including four appearances in the NCAA Final Four, the Minutewomen are still adjusting to the loss of five seniors from last year's team that won their fifth consecutive Atlantic 10 championship.
The Bobcats are led in points by sophomore Elizabeth Unger (Monroeville, N.J.). The scrappy forward is currently tied for third in the MAC with three goals and is fourth with six points. Unger had just two goals and seven points during her freshman campaign a year ago.
Senior Andrea Voros (North Vancouver, B.C.) continues to be the senior leader of Ohio’s offense with a team-high 21 shots. The midfielder has scored a pair of goals this season, including the game-winner against Princeton.
The Bobcats open up their home schedule with a pair of MAC contests the following weekend with a match-up against No. 9 Louisville (2-2) on Sept. 27th before hosting Miami (1-4) on Sept. 28th.