ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University field hockey team will enter the 2013 MAC Championship as the No. 2 seed and take on No. 3 seed Miami Friday (Nov. 8) at 2 p.m. at the Redhawks’ Field Hockey Complex.
Friday’s other contest in the tournament will pit top-seeded Kent State against No. 4 seed Central Michigan at 11:30 a.m.
The winners of both games play Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. for the MAC Championship title.
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Last Time Out The Bobcats concluded the regular season with a dramatic victory against MAC leader Kent State in double overtime (3-2). The win over the first-place Flashes clinched a spot for Ohio in the 2013 MAC Tournament. With Ohio trailing 2-1 with no time left on the clock in regulation, junior Lauryl Desch (Charlottesville, Pa.) took a pass off a corner and ripped the ball into the cage to force overtime. Then in the second extra session, senior Jessica Jue sent home the game-winner.
Ohio’s MAC Tournament History Ohio has competed in every MAC tournament since 1989. In that span, the team has made nine championship game appearances, resulting in five tournament titles. The team holds a 31-23 all-time MAC tournament record. Ohio’s last championship title was in 2011, when the ‘Cats defeated Kent State 2-1 in overtime.
Jue Named Player of the Week Jue was named the MAC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goal in double-overtime over previously undefeated Kent State. It marks the first time this season and second time in her career that Jue has earned the honor. She also earned MAC Defensive Player of the Week honors during the 2011 season.
The Last Meeting Ohio earned one of its most important wins of the season on Oct. 23 at Pruitt Field, when the Bobcats claimed a 1-0 shutout victory over the RedHawks. Senior Luli Gomez Teruel (Salta, Argentina) notched the lone goal of the game early in the second half, while junior goalkeeper Brittany Walker (Elizabethtown, Pa.) put together her second shutout of the season against Miami
Scouting the RedHawks (9-9, 3-2 Mid-American) The RedHawks ended the regular season with an overtime win over Central Michigan to earn a spot in the MAC Tournament. Miami’s goalkeeper, Sarah Mueller, was awarded the MAC Defensive Player of the Week after allowing only one goal in two overtime wins for the RedHawks last weekend. Ali Froede leads Miami’s offense with 20 points and nine goals this season.