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Ohio Soccer Returns to Athens Against Toledo and Bowling Green this Weekend

Ohio Soccer Returns to Athens Against Toledo and Bowling Green this Weekend

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ATHENS, Ohio-- After four straight games on the road, the Ohio soccer team (6-4-0, 1-1 MAC) returns to Athens to continue Mid-American Conference play this weekend, taking on Toledo (3-7-0, 0-2 MAC) on Friday, Oct. 4 at 4 p.m., before wrapping up the weekend with defending MAC champion Bowling Green (4-4-2, 2-0-0 MAC) on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 1 p.m. Sunday's game is the annual Turn It Gold match, where Ohio supports the fight against childhood cancer.

THE BASICS
Friday, Oct. 4 | vs. Toledo | 4 p.m. ET | Chessa Field| Athens, Ohio | Live Stats | Watch
Sunday, Oct. 6 | vs. Bowling Green | 1 p.m. ET | Chessa Field | Athens, Ohio | Turn it Gold | Live Stats | Listen

LAST TIME OUT
Ohio is coming off of a 1-1 weekend on the road to open MAC play, defeating Northern Illinois, 2-1, on Friday, before falling to Western Michigan, 1-0, on Sunday.

LAST TIME AGAINST TOLEDO AND BOWLING GREEN
Last season, Ohio defeated Toledo on the road, 1-0, however fell to Bowling Green, 3-1 during the regular season. Ohio would face the Falcons again in the MAC Tournament Semifinals, falling to BGSU, 1-0.

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT OHIO SOCCER 
- 11 different players have scored goals for Ohio, including Alivia Milesky and Maddie Young who have three goals, and Heather McGuire, Olivia Darrow and Abby Townsend who have all scored two goals.
- Alivia Milesky and Maddie Young lead Ohio in goals with three each, while Abby Townsend leads the Bobcats in assists (6) and points (10). 
- Ohio is 14th in the nation in shots on goal per game, 12th in shot accuracy, 53rd in assists per game, while Abby Townsend is 19th in the country in total assists. 
- Ohio is first in the MAC in goals scored (19) and shots on goal (90), second in points (57), assists (19) and shots (157). Abby Townsend leads the MAC in assists. 
- Through 10 games this season, Ohio has scored 19 goals and registered 19 assists. Last season, Ohio scored 24 goals and had 27 assists in 20 total games. 

SCOUTING TOLEDO
Toledo enters the matchup with the Bobcats with a 3-7-0 overall record and an 0-2 mark in MAC play. The Rockets are currently on a two-game losing streak which includes defeats against Buffalo and Akron. This season, Toledo has scored 13 goals, while allowing 19 goals against. The Rockets have also recorded 94 shots, with 49 of them on goal for a .521 shots on goal percentage. 

Individually, Stephanie Currie leads Toledo with five goals, three assists and 13 points, while Sheridan Bufe is second on the team with five points, recording two goals and one assist. In net, Madison Perrin has seen the most action, playing in seven games while allowing 12 goals and making 35 saves in 630 minutes on the pitch.

SCOUTING BOWLING GREEN
Bowling Green enters the matchup with the Bobcats with a 4-4-2 overall record and a 2-0 mark in MAC play. The Falcons are currently on a two-game winning streak which includes victories against Buffalo and Akron. This season, Bowling Green has scored 17 goals, while allowing 15 goals against. The Falcons have also recorded 129 shots, with 52 of them on goal for a .403 shots on goal percentage. 

Individually, Nikki Cox leads Bowling Green with four goals, three assists and 11 points, while Maureen Kennedy is second on the team with seven points, recording three goals and one assist. In net, Kathleen Duwve has seen the most action, playing in nine games while allowing 12 goals and making 21 saves in 763 minutes on the pitch.

UP NEXT
Ohio heads back on the road on Thursday, Oct. 10 to take on Akron. First touch is set for 7 p.m. The Bobcats then return to Athens for the start of a three-game home stand on Sunday, Oct. 13. The Bobcats and Buffalo will face off at 1 p.m. at Chessa Field. 

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