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@OhioWSoccer Drops Physical Battle to Toledo, 2-1

@OhioWSoccer Drops Physical Battle to Toledo, 2-1

Sept. 25, 2016

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TOLEDO, Ohio – The Ohio women’s soccer team wrapped up the first weekend of Mid-American Conference action on Sunday (Sept. 25), falling to Toledo by the final of 2-1.

“Tough game today,” head coach Aaron Rodgers said. “We battled hard. We knew we were in for a physical game. Toledo is a really physical team and they really bring some aggression and energy at you. Once again we battled back from a goal down to score. It was a tight second half and we worked hard and never quit and fought until the end. Now we just turn around and have tomorrow off and get our minds refocused and ready to have a good week of training and ready to have the MAC home openers this weekend and look forward to playing at home.”

Toledo opened the game off with a shot on goal that was saved by keeper Erin Beurket (Milford, Ohio). A few seconds later, Toledo got another shot off thanks to a Rockets corner kick, but the shot went wide of the net.

The Rockets held control of the ball through the first 18 minutes of the game. Then in the 18th minute, the Rockets took a 1-0 lead on a Kiersten Johnson goal.

The Bobcats responded and immediately attacked on the other end of the field with Sydney Leckie (Medina, Ohio) forcing the Toledo keeper to make a save. Remi Eades (New Albany, Ohio) followed it up in the 19th minute, when her shot went high.

The Rockets got the next two shots off, however the Bobcats would make Toledo pay for a foul. In the 22nd minute, Megan Niebuhr (Cincinnati, Ohio) took a free kick and Alivia Milesky (Plain City, Ohio) headed the ball in past the right side of the Toledo keeper, tying the game at 1-1. The goal was Alivia Milesky’s first of her career.

Toledo would get another shot off in the 25th minute, but Bryce Hueber (Cincinnati, Ohio) registered her first shot of the game in the 27th minute. After that, there was not much offensive action through the final few minutes, with Toledo getting a shot off in the 41st minute that forced Beurket to make a save.

The Bobcats and the Rockets would enter the half tied at 1-1.

Overall, Toledo outshot Ohio 12-5, with the Rockets getting five shots on goal compared to Ohio’s three.

Beurket would see plenty of action through the first 45 minutes, allowing one goal and making four saves while facing 13 total shots.

At the start of the second half, Toledo would get the first shot off in the 49th minute, with the ball going wide of the net.

In the 56th minute, Alivia Milesky was able to get another shot off a free kick, however this time the header went high. In the 67th minute, Hannah Jaggers (Taylorsville, Ky.) also got her head on a ball, a shot that forced the Toledo keeper to make a save.

Then in the 69th minute, Toledo took a 2-1 lead on a goal by Isa Echeverri. After the goal, the Rockets would get two more shots off.

Jaggers would register her second shot of the half in the 73rd minute.

However, the Bobcats would not be able to even up the game at the end of regulation, and Toledo would go on to win 2-1.

Overall, Ohio had eight shots with four of them on goal. Jaggers and Alivia Milesky had two shots each, with Milesky scoring the goal. Leckie, Hueber, Eades and Beurket would all register one shot, with Niebuhr registering an assist.

In net, Beurket played all 90 minutes, allowing two goals on 17 shots faces and makes six saves.

Ohio returns to action on Friday, Sept, 30 when the Bobcats return to Athens for a MAC battle with Western Michigan. First touch is set for 4 p.m. at Chessa Field.

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