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Bobcats and Hoosiers Face Off Saturday

OHIOBOBCATS.COM Senior Riley Higgins has been a key part of Ohio's improved defensive effort over the past two games.
Senior Riley Higgins has been a key part of Ohio's improved defensive effort over the past two games.

Sept. 20, 2013


ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University field hockey team (2-4) travels to Bloomington, Ind. this weekend for a meeting with Indiana University on Saturday. The game is set to begin at 1 p.m. at the IU Field Hockey Complex.

Fans can follow along with the matches via live stats.

The Last Meeting
September 9, 2012
Bloomington, Ind.
Ohio Outlasts Indiana in Shootout
Ohio Field Hockey went to a shootout this afternoon, but got the result it wanted, topping previously-undefeated Indiana, 2-1 (3-2 SO). Laura Mastro scored the eventual game-winner as Brittany Walker made three saves during the shootout for the 'Cats.

Last Time Out
The Bobcats enter the matchup with a 2-4 record after splitting a two-game matchup in Evanston, Ill. last weekend. Ohio defeated the University of California in a 1-0 shutout to collect its second win of the season, before falling to No. 12 Northwestern in a close 1-0 game the following day. The win over Cal marked Ohio’s first shutout victory of the season.

Among MAC Leaders
After being named MAC Offensive Player of the Week last week, senior Luli Gomez Teruel (Salta, Argentina) continues to shine in a number of league offensive categories. She is the only Bobcat to be featured in the top five of the league rankings, as she is first in goals (5) and third in points (10).

Improved Defense
Ohio has seen a dramatic increase in defensive performance over the last two games. After allowing an average of 4.3 goals over their first four games, the Bobcat defenders have permitted just 0.5 goals per contest over the team’s past two contests.

Walker Named Defensive Player of the Week
Junior goalkeeper Brittany Walker (Elizabethtown, Pa.) was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after post a 0.64 goals against average and a .889 save percentage last weekend while allowing only one goal against the No. 12 team in the nation, Northwestern. This marks the fourth time in her career that Walker has earned the honor.

Scouting the Hoosiers (4-2)
After dropping the first two games during its opening weekend, Indiana has won its last four consecutive games, outscoring opponents 21-1 in that stretch. Indiana is in the top three for every offensive category in the Big 10 Conference – including a Big 10 best 21 goals and 3.50 goals per game percentage. Junior forward Audra Heilman leads the league with 15 points on the year. Ohio enters the matchup with a 4-3 all-time record against the Hoosiers, including a 2-1 overtime win last season in Bloomington.

Next Up
Ohio travels to Coraopolis, Pa., for a pair of matches next weekend. The ‘Cats play Towson on Sept. 28 (noon) and face host Robert Morris Sept. 29 at noon.