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Ohio Field Hockey Faces Drexel and #23 Boston University This Weekend at Pruitt Field

Ohio Field Hockey Faces Drexel and #23 Boston University This Weekend at Pruitt Field

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ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio field hockey team begins their season with a 1 p.m. first touch on Friday, Aug. 30 against Drexel. On Saturday, the Bobcats take on nationally ranked Boston University at 7 p.m. Fans who come out to Pruitt Field on Friday or Saturday receive an Ohio Field Hockey schedule poster.

THE BASICS
Friday, Aug. 30: vs. Drexel | 1 p.m. ET | Pruitt Field | Athens, Ohio | Live Stats | Live Video
Saturday, Aug. 31: vs. Boston U. | 7 p.m. ET | Pruitt Field | Athens, Ohio | Live Stats

FRIDAY PROMOTION: The first 50 fans receive an Ohio Field Hockey schedule poster
SATURDAY PROMOTION: The first 25 fans receive an Ohio Field Hockey schedule poster

FIVE POINTS ABOUT OHIO FIELD HOCKEY

  • The Bobcats open their season at home for the first time since 2016 when they beat Saint Francis (Pa.) 4-2. Current seniors Kendall Ballard (Charlottesville, Va.) and Brittany Keen (Perth, Western Australia) tallied three of the four Ohio goals in that contest.
  • Ohio returns 96% of its offensive production from last season (24/25 goals)
  • Junior Jillian Shive (Lebanon, Ohio) looks to add on to a stellar sophomore season where she tallied a team-leading 11 goals.
  • The Bobcats' schedule currently has three nationally ranked opponents (#3 Duke, #14 Ohio State, #23 Boston University)
  • Ohio was picked to finish fourth in the 2019 Mid-American Conference Coaches' Poll, receiving one first place vote.

 SCOUTING DREXEL

  • The Dragons finished 9-9 in 2018, while going 2-4 in CAA play
  • Drexel defeated the Bobcats 5-1 at home on 9/30/2018
  • They will hit the road after Friday's game and get ready to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Sunday, Sept. 1.

 SCOUTING BOSTON U.

  • The Bobcats are the Terriers' first opponent of the 2019 season
  • The Boston U. roster is comprised of two seniors, eight juniors, four sophomores, and six freshmen
  • The Terriers are ranked #23 in the preseason NFHCA poll

UP NEXT
Ohio hits the road on Friday, Sept. 6 to take on Davidson at 6 p.m. The Bobcats are back home the following Friday, Sept. 13, when they face Lock Haven at 3 p.m.