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Ohio Field Hockey Continues Play Tomorrow

Brittany Walker and Ohio play at St. Joseph's tomorrow afternoon.

Sept. 27, 2012

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Ohio at St. Joseph's - Friday at 3 p.m. (Live Stats)

ATHENS, Ohio - Ohio Field Hockey heads to Philadelphia for a contest with St. Joseph's. The Bobcats will look to get back on the winning track against the Hawks at 3 p.m tomorrow.

The Last Meeting
Saint Joseph's2
September 3, 2011
Philadelphia, Pa.
Ohio Field Hockey Rolls St. Joseph's, 7-2
Cathryn Altdoerffer and Brooke Edwards each scored twice and three other Bobcats tallied goals in Ohio's 7-2 victory over St. Joseph's on Saturday afternoon. The 'Cats moved to 4-0 with the victory.

Bobcat Notes
Taylor Brown, a two-time First Team All-MAC choice, leads the MAC with 1.67 points per game. A two-time NFHCA Division I All-West Region honoree, Brown has 15 points on the season (5G, 5A). She led the league last season with six game-winning goals and finished second with 15 total tallies.

Luli Gomez Teruel scored five goals in her first home start as a Bobcat in a dominant win over Radford, 9-0. She set the Ohio single-game record for goals in just her third contest and became the first collegiate player since 2010 to score five times in a match. Her six goals this season rank her second in the MAC and her 13 points place her third in the league.

After a record-setting 2011, Jessica Jue is tied for third in the MAC with four assists. The junior, a First Team All-MAC selection, set the Ohio single-season record last year with 18 assists, leading the league and finishing 15th nationally.

Ohio goalkeeper Brittany Walker was the third Bobcat to win a weekly award this season. She leads the league with a 2.06 goals against average and is second in the MAC with a .738 save percentage.

Series Notes
Ohio defeated St. Joseph's last season 7-2 in the only meeting between the schools. Cathryn Altdoerffer and Brooke Edwards each scored twice for the Green & White. Ohio is 13-6-2 all-time against Atlantic 10 opponents, having won the last six meetings, including four last season.

Opponents at a Glance
St. Joseph's lost both its games last weekend to Monmouth and Colgate, entering this contest at 2-7. The Hawks have plenty of young offensive firepower, starting with 2011 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie honoree Jordan Martin. Martin tallied six goals and 14 points during her freshman season and has five goals and two assists this season. Freshman forward Rachael Brosious is one of the top rookies in the league.

Catherine Brown Elected to NFHCA Hall of Fame
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association Office announced that former Ohio Head Coach Catherine Brown has been selected as a member of the Zag Field Hockey / NFHCA Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Inducted into the Kermit Blosser Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986, she was also a tireless crusader for women's rights.

Brown arrived in Athens in 1966 and created the initial track and field program at Ohio. She then moved on to field hockey, serving as the head coach from 1968-71 and leading her teams to an overall mark of 25-7-5. In fact, she lost only one game during her last two seasons at the helm.

During this time, Brown also served as assistant coach for the track & field team before moving on to assist the women's basketball team. She would also initiate the women's lacrosse program in 1970 and continued to coach the sport until 1976.

In total, Brown coached five student-athletes selected to the Ohio University Hall of Fame, including Olympian, Anita Corl Miller, and US Reserve Team selection Wendy Weeden Devine. Ohio Hall of Fame inductees Donna Jean Taylor, Janet Schmitt (McDowell) and Kathryn MacDonald were also mentored by Brown.

Preseason MAC Poll
Ohio University was picked in the 2012 MAC Preseason Coach's Poll to claim the regular season title, as well as to take home the conference tournament title.  

Ohio received 30 votes, including four first place votes to be predicted as the 2012 regular season champs by the MAC coaches.

The Bobcats, who ranked 20th nationally in the final NFHCA 2011 poll, will be trying to reach the NCAA Tournament in consecutive years for the first time in program history.

The Bobcats have claimed four MAC championships in the last six seasons. Last year, the team reached the NCAA Tournament for the second time under Head Coach Neil Macmillan, joining the 2007 squad.