Sep 5, 2013
Live Stats vs. Niagara | Live Stats vs. Morehead State
SCHEDULE: Ohio at Niagara (Friday, 7 p.m.) | Ohio vs. Morehead State (Sunday, 1 p.m.)
ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio University women’s soccer team looks to continue its strong offensive play of late this weekend in matches at Niagara and at home vs. Morehead State.
The Bobcats travel to Niagara, N.Y., to take on the Purple Eagles Friday at 7 p.m. before hosting Morehead State Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Green & White are coming off an impressive 5-1 win at Eastern Kentucky this past Sunday (Sept. 1). The victory was the first of the Aaron Rodgers era and marked the most goals scored by the ‘Cats since 2005.
Four different Bobcats scored on Sunday, as Mollie Whitacre (Perrysburg, Ohio), Carly Manso (Vernon Hills, Ill.), Alexis Milesky (Plains City, Ohio), and Maggie Murnane (Libertyville, Ill.) all found the back of the net against the Colonels.
With the offensive outburst vs. EKU, the ‘Cats now rank second in the MAC in shots per game (13.75) and are tied for second with 1.75 goals per contest . Ohio also is third in points per game (4.50/contest).
Scouting Niagara (0-4, 0-0 MAAC)
The Purple Eagles enter Friday’s match with an 0-4 record, including an 0-1 mark at home. Niagara was picked to finish fifth in the MAAC preseason poll. Last time out, the team lost a 3-0 contest to the University of South Florida Sept. 1 in Tampa, Fla. Junior Haillie Price leads Niagara this season with five points on two goals and an assist. The team has platooned two goalkeepers this season, with senior Olivia Wood seeing all 90 minutes of action Sunday against the Bulls.
Scouting Morehead State (0-3-1, 0-0 OVC)
The Eagles have posted an 0-3-1 record in their first four contests of the 2013 season. Morehead State was picked to finish eighth in the Ohio Valley Conference preseason poll. Last time out, the Eagles fell to No. 10 West Virginia, 2-0, in Morgantown. Morehead State is led by junior Macy Cobb, who has posted two goals over the team’s first four matches. The Eagle also have platooned two goaltenders this season, with sophomore Kaitlynn Murphy seeing the bulk of the action. In 210:00, she has allowed three goals while making 10 saves for a 1.29 goals against average and .769 save percentage.