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Ohio Debuts New Field Saturday vs. CMU

Junior Caelyn Hartley notched four points (1G, 2A) during Ohio's two-match swing through Missouri last weekend.

Oct. 18, 2013

Saturday, Oct. 19 vs. Central Michigan (1 p.m.) - LIVE STATS

ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University field hockey team (5-7, 1-0 MAC) unveils its brand new field Saturday as the Bobcats host Central Michigan (4-8, 1-1 MAC) this weekend for the Bobcats' first home game of the 2013 season.

The match is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Pruitt Field. Fans who can't attend the home debut can follow the match live via the live stats link included above.

Last Time Out
The Bobcats enter the matchup with a 5-7 record after sweeping two matches in Missouri last weekend. Ohio defeated MAC opponent Missouri State in a 3-2 overtime victory before defeating Saint Louis in a 4-1 final. This marks Ohio's first set of back-to-back wins of the season.

Pink Game
Saturday's match will mark Ohio's annual "Pink Game," which aims to raise awareness for breast cancer research. The first 200 fans at the match will receive a free pink earband and ribbons will be on sale (sponsored by Ohio's Feminist Equality Movement organization) to raise money for breast cancer research.

Student Promotion
All Ohio students in attendance are welcome to attend a free tailgate catered by Kisers BBQ.

Home Sweet Home
This weekend marks the first home game for the Bobcats in more than a year. Ohio has posted a 27-11 record at Pruitt Field since the 2009 season. The team's last appearance at Pruitt Field was Oct. 13, 2012 - a 5-1 win over Missouri State. After opening with its first 12 matches on the road, Ohio now closes the regular season with three of its final four matches at home. The Oct. 18 home debut marks the latest the Bobcats have played their first match in Athens in program history.

Gomez Teruel: MAC Offensive Player of the Week
Senior Luli Gomez Teruel (Salta, Argentina) was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Week after posting a team-high nine points on four goals to lead the Bobcats to a 2-0 road swing through Missouri. This season, Gomez Teruel leads the MAC in points per game (1.67), goals (9) and goals per game (0.75). She also ranks second in the league in total points with 12. It marks the second time this season that Gomez Teruel has garnered the league honor.

Super Sophomore: Adele Sammons
After starting all 17 games in her freshman campaign, sophomore Adele Sammons (Upminster, England) is on par for another strong season in 2013. Sammons fueled the Bobcats' overtime win at Missouri State this weekend, providing an assist to tie the game and force overtime play before posting her first goal of the season - and the first game-winner of her career - to secure the victory.

Assisting Ohio Victories
Junior Lauryl Desch (Charlottesville, Va.) leads the Bobcats in assists this season with a career-high three assists. Desch chipped in an assist in Ohio's 4-1 win at Saint Louis on Oct. 13. She is also tied for third on the team in shots with 17.

Hartley A Hit In Missouri
Junior Caelyn Hartley (Escondido, Calif.) enjoyed a breakout weekend in Missouri. On Friday at Missouri State, Hartley assisted on the game-winning goal in overtime. Then, in the 4-1 win at Saint Louis Sunday, Hartley notched her first goal of the season and added an assist to help pace the Bobcat offense.

Scouting the Chippewas (4-8)
Central Michigan enters the matchup with a 4-8 record after falling to No. 16 Michigan in a 2-0 shutout last weekend. The Chippewas have a 1-1 record in MAC play, including an overtime loss to Kent State (2-3, Oct. 12) and win over Ball State (1-0, Oct. 5).

Kaysie Gregory heads the CMU offense with 10 points on three goals and four assists this season. Goalkeeper Sadie Reynolds holds a 2.09 goals against average with 76 saves in her 12 appearances. In previous matchups against the Chippewas, the Bobcats hold a 37-24 record, including a close 2-1 over-time setback in 2012. Ohio has won three of its last four matchups with CMU.

Up Next
The Bobcats host rival Miami in their annual "Battle of the Bricks" matchup Wednesday (Oct. 19) at 5 p.m. at Pruitt Field.