Andrea Biegalski and Ohio's senior class play their final regular season home match Saturday.
Nov. 1, 2013
ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University field hockey team (6-9, 2-2) hosts Mid-American Conference opponent Kent State this weekend in the regular season finale for both teams. The match is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Pruitt Field.
With a win, Ohio can clinch a berth in the 2013 Mid-American Conference Tournament, scheduled for next weekend (Nov. 8-9) in Oxford, Ohio. Fans can follow along with the match via the live stats link above.
The Last Meeting
September 21, 2012
Prior to Saturday's game, the five members of Ohio's 2013 senior class will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the program.
Last Time Out
The Bobcats enter the matchup with a 6-9 record after falling to Ball State in a close 1-0 match last weekend. Senior Luli Gomez Teruel (Salta, Argentina) led Ohio with a season-high seven shots, including five on goal. Fellow senior Jessica Jue (Vancouver, British Columbia) posted five shots, three of which were on goal.
Senior Day Capsules
Ohio's five seniors have combined for 45 wins in their four years in Athens. The group led Ohio to six post-season victories over that span, including the team's infamous run to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2011.
Andrea Biegalski (Collegeville, Pa.)
A key member of the Ohio squad for five seasons in Athens, Collegeville, Pa., native Andrea Biegalski has been a vocal leader for the Bobcats throughout her career with the Green & White. In addition to her skills in the defensive midfield, Biegalski has notched 15 career points on five goals and five assists, and notched a personal best 18 shots during Ohio's run to the Sweet 16 in 2011. Biegalski has seen action in an impressive 80 games during her Bobcat career.
Katherine Fenzel (Louisville, Ky.)
Katherine Fenzel has put together an outstanding four-year career in 60 games as a Bobcat. She's commanded the midfield during her time in the Green & White and has posted 17 career points on six goals and five assists. She notched a personal best 10 points during Ohio's run to the Sweet 16 in 2011. This season, Fenzel has posted two goals, both of which came in victories for Ohio.
Luli Gomez Teruel (Salta, Argentina)
Argentina product Luli Gomez Teruel has become one of the most prominent offensive weapons in program history. She's notched 39 points in just two seasons, and has shined during her senior campaign. Gomez Teruel leads the MAC in goals and goals per game, and is second in points and points per game. On Oct. 23, her goal against Miami led Ohio to a key 1-0 victory over its archrival.
Riley Higgins (Louisville, Ky.)
The second member of Ohio's Derby City duo, Riley Higgins has seen action in 43 career games and been one of Ohio's primary defensive leaders in her four years in Athens. In addition to her defensive prowess at both midfield and back, Higgins has notched four points in her career on a goal and two assists. Her assist this season helped Ohio earn a 4-1 victory over Saint Louis.
Jessica Jue (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Jessica Jue has cemented her name into the program's record books during her four seasons in Athens. She ranks second all-time at Ohio in assists and has notched an impressive 76 points in her Bobcat career. In 2011 during Ohio's run to the Sweet 16, Jue set a single-season school record with 18 assists en route to earning NFHCA All-Region honors. This season, she has posted 12 points on five goals and two assists.
Walker Continues to Impress
Goalkeeper Brittany Walker (Elizabethtown, Pa.) had a stellar week in the cage for Ohio during the Bobcats' pair of MAC matches. On the week, the Elizabethtown, Pa., native notched a 0.64 goals against average and an .833 save percentage in a full 140 minutes of action. On Wednesday (Oct. 23), the junior notched her second shutout of the season (fifth of her career) while leading Ohio to a crucial league win over rival Miami. Walker notched three saves against the RedHawks, two of which preserved Ohio's one goal advantage in the second half. On Saturday (Oct. 26) at Ball State, she allowed just one goal while making two saves in the contest.
Scouting the Golden Flashes (8-8, 4-0)
Kent State enters the matchup with an 8-8 record after defeating Miami in a 3-1 final last weekend. The Golden Flashes hold a perfect 4-0 MAC record, guaranteeing themselves at least a tie for first place in the league standings. This week, Kent State swept the MAC Player of the Week Awards, as freshman Madison Thompson and goalkeeper Alexis Madeira were honored after their dominating performances in the game against Miami. Offensively, Julia Hoffman leads the team with 26 points on 10 goals and six assists. The Bobcats are 35-44 all time against the Golden Flashes, including a close 2-1 overtime loss in 2012.