ATHENS, Ohio- The sixth-seeded Ohio soccer team (10-8-1, 5-5-1 MAC) begins its postseason play in Kalamazoo, Mich. when it faces off with No. 3 Western Michigan in the first round of the 2019 MAC Tournament on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the WMU Soccer Complex. First touch for the Bobcats and the Broncos is set for 1 p.m.
LAST TIME OUT
Ohio played their last match of the regular season against Kent State, falling to the Golden Flashes, 3-1, at Dix Stadium on Thursday.
LAST TIME AGAINST WESTERN MICHIGAN
During the regular season, Ohio fell to WMU when the Bronocs', Grace Labadie scored the only point of the game in the 62nd minute.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT OHIO SOCCER
- 12 different players have scored goals for Ohio during this season.
- Abby Townsend lead the way with 21 points, scoring five goals and adding 11 assists. Alivia Milesky follows closely behind totaling 20 points with seven goals and six assists.
- Milesky currently has 19 career goals, passing her sister Alexis Milesky and Jen Barber for fifth all-time in program history.
- Ohio is 21th in the nation for shot accuracy, 22nd in total assists, 26th in shots on goal per game, and 31st in assists per game, while Abby Townsend is tied for 14th in the country in total assists.
- Ohio is first in the MAC in shots (287) and is second in both assists (37) and goals scored (35).
- Abby Townsend leads the MAC in assists (11) and third in points (21), while Alivia Milesky is sixth in points (20) and goals (7).
- Through 19 games this season, Ohio has scored 35 goals and registered 37 assists. Last season, Ohio scored 24 goals and had 27 assists in 20 total games.
- Ohio is 7-17 all-time in the MAC Tournament.
Western Michigan enters the matchup against the Bobcats with an 8-9-1 overall record and a 6-4-1 record in MAC play. The Broncos are coming out of the regular season on a one game winning streak after defeating Northern Illinois last Thursday. This season, Western Michigan has scored 23 goals, while allowing 27 goals against. The Broncos have recorded 176 shots, with 88 of them on goal for a .500 shots on goal percentage.
Individually, Morgan Otteson leads Western Michigan with ten goals and three assists, totaling 23 points. Bailey Korhorn follows with 17 points, six goals and five assists. In net, Maggie Rogers has seen the most action, playing in 17 games while allowing 22 goals and making 84 saves in 1,655 minutes on the pitch.
The Mid-American Conference Semifinal games will take place on Friday, Nov. 8 at the campus site of the highest remaining seed.