ATHENS, Ohio –The Ohio soccer team looks to continue its strong start this weekend when they take on Cleveland State on Friday, Aug. 30. First touch is set for 4 p.m. at Chessa Field. Ohio returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 1 against Marshall. Game time is set for 1 p.m. at Hoops Family Field. All fans who attend Friday's match will receive half priced tickets to Ohio Football's season opener on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. against Rhode Island.
Friday, Aug. 30: vs. Cleveland State | 4 p.m. ET | Chessa Field | Athens, Ohio | Live Stats| Live Video
Sunday, Sept. 1: at Marshall | 1 p.m. ET | Hoops Family Field | Huntington, W. Va. | Live Stats
FRIDAY PROMOTION: Any fan who attends Friday's match against Cleveland State will receive half off football home opener tickets
FIVE POINTS ABOUT OHIO SOCCER
- The Bobcats are 2-0 to open the season for only the second time in program history. The last time Ohio was 2-0 entering the second weekend of play was 2017.
- Senior Alivia Milesky (Plain City, Ohio) leads the Bobcats with one goal, two assists and four points.
- Milesky now has 13 career goals, placing her 10thall-time in Bobcat history.
- Sophomore Abby Townsend (Powell, Ohio) has opened up the season with three points, recording one goal and one assist. It is the second-straight year that Townsend has recorded multiple points through the season's first two games.
- With their shutout of Northern Kentucky on Aug. 25, the Bobcats picked up their first shutout of the season. Ohio has now recorded 14 shutouts over the past three seasons.
The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Chessa Field! @gabegeno13 caught up with Abby Townsend to preview this weekend. Also! Anyone who comes to Friday's game will receive half off tickets to Saturday's @OhioFootball season opener! #BleedGreen pic.twitter.com/cmEtP7u9z7— Ohio Soccer (@OhioWSoccer) August 29, 2019
SCOUTING CLEVELAND STATE
The Vikings come to Athens with a 1-0-1 record, tying Kent State, 0-0, on Aug. 23, before defeating Akron, 2-1, on Aug. 25.
This is the 12th all-time meeting between the Vikings and Bobcats, with Ohio holding a 5-4-2 series advantage. In the last meeting between the two teams, Cleveland State posted a 4-0 win in 2018, however, Ohio is 3-2 all-time versus CSU in Athens.
Last season, the Vikings finished last year with an 11-7-1 overall record and a 6-2-1 Horizon League mark. CSU returns 17 letterwinners from last season and six starters and were picked to finish third in the 2019 Horizon League Preseason Poll.
Marshall enters the weekend with a 0-2-0 record after falling to Michigan and Michigan State last weekend.
Individually, Rene Ross scored the only goal for the Herd last weekend, with it coming against Michigan State.
Marshall finished last season 5-11-1 with a 3-6-1 record in Conference USA action. The Thundering Herd returns 20 players to the 2019 roster, including leading scores Farah and Marah Abu-Tayeh. The Abu-Tayeh twins tied for the team lead in points with 17 each as Farah had a team-leading five assists and Marah led the Herd with eight goals, three of which were game winners. Marah was a named second-team all-conference after last season and was named to the C-USA Preseason team for this year.
Ohio returns to action on Sunday, Sept. 8 when the Bobcats host Southern Illinois. First touch is set for 1 p.m. at Chessa Field.