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OHIOBOBCATS.COM Liz Finley posted her second goal of the season Sunday against CMU.
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Liz Finley posted her second goal of the season Sunday against CMU.
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Sept. 29, 2013

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ATHENS, Ohio - The Ohio University soccer team (5-3-2, 1-1-0 MAC) saw its six-game unbeaten streak come to an end Sunday afternoon, as Central Michigan (2-7-1, 2-0-0 MAC) upended the `Cats, 2-1, at Chessa Field.

Ohio posted the first score of the game at 19', but the Chippewas answered just two minutes later, then notched the game winner with a little more than 10 minutes to play in the first half.

Junior forward Liz Finley (Mason, Ohio) scored Ohio's goal and added a team-high three shots in all 90 minutes on the pitch. Junior goalkeeper Mattie Liston (Lakewood, Ohio) made a number of nice stops in the contest and finished with seven saves while allowing two goals in the full 90 minutes in goal.

The Chippewas held a 13-7 edge in shots for the match and was +5 in corners, including a 5-0 edge in the second half.

Ohio put together a golden scoring opportunity in the 12th minute, as the `Cats generated a penalty kick that was taken by junior Tonya Frasik (Lebanon, Ohio). However, the shot was saved by CMU goalkeeper Grace Labrecque and the score remained tied at 0-0.

Ohio broke the tie just seven minutes later, as freshman forward Alexis Milesky (Plain City, Ohio) lobbed a beautiful 30-yard pass into Finley who rifled a shot past Labrecque for the score. The goal gave Ohio a 1-0 lead 19 minutes into the contest.

CMU answered at 21', as Kaelyn Korte beat Liston to make it 1-1. At 34', the Chippewas went ahead 2-1 after Emily Cooksey drilled a shot into the upper 90 of the goal from 30 yards out. CMU entered the half with the one-goal lead (2-1).

The Chippewas controlled much of the second half and limited Ohio to just one shot. The `Cats could not put a shot on goal in the period and Central Michigan escaped with a 2-1 victory.

Ohio's goal in the first half gave the `Cats 17 for the season, equaling the Green & White input from the entire 2012 season. The Bobcats still have nine matches to play in the 2013 regular season.

Ohio returns to action next weekend with a pair of league road tilts. The `Cats play at preseason MAC favorite Miami Friday at 4 p.m., then travel to Muncie, Ind., for a contest with Ball State Sunday at 1 p.m.

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