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@OhioWSoccer Set to Take On High Point

@OhioWSoccer Set to Take On High Point
Aug. 27, 2016

Game Three Notes

ATHENS, Ohio – 
The Ohio women’s soccer team (1-1-0) continues the 2016 regular season on Sunday, Aug. 28 when the Bobcats play host to High Point (2-0-1). First kick is set for 1 p.m. at Chessa Field.


After scoring two goals early in the first half, Ohio secured a 2-1 victory over in-state rival and Atlantic-10 conference favorite Dayton on Sunday, Aug. 21 in Athens, Ohio.

Freshman midfielder Sydney Leckie (Medina, Ohio) scored a goal on an assist from Remi Eades (New Albany, Ohio) from the right to beat the keeper to the right side of the goal in the sixth minute to give Ohio an early 1-0 lead. Junior midfielder Allie Curry (Fairfield, Ohio) scored Ohio’s second goal in the 16th minute on an assist from Bryce Hueber (Cincinnati, Ohio) on a shot straight away to draw the keeper out of the goal.

Both squads were aggressive for the remainder of the game but neither team could put another ball in the net in the second half. Ohio would tally six shots in the second half as well as two corner kicks.

Overall, Ohio outshot the Flyers 17 to 12, with both Leckie and Alivia Milesky reregistering three. Olivia Sency, Courtney Daugerdas, Megan Niebuhr and Alexis Milesky all added two to the Ohio shot total while Eades, Mandy Arnzen and Curry each added one. The Bobcats registered a total of seven corner kicks while Dayton recorded six.

Junior Vanessa Cordoba (Bogota, Cudinamarca, Colombia) played all 90 minutes in goal for the Bobcats allowing one goal and registering six saves.

This will mark the first meeting between the Bobcats and the Panthers.

High Point is currently 2-0-1 on the season and is coming off of a 2-0 win against Appalachian State in the team's home opener on Friday (Aug. 26). Redshirt-junior Bailey Beattie and sophomore Tyler Gordon both scored in the second half for the Panthers. Junior Alex Hank made four saves to pick up her second clean sheet of the season.

In 2015, High Point finished the season 12-5-4 overall, with a 6-3-1 Big-South record finishing fourth in the conference. The Panthers scored 32 goals in 311 attempts. High Point averaged 13 shots per game and 1.3 goals per game. High Point finished the 2015 postseason 1-1 in the Big South Tournament to earn the fourth spot in the conference.

High Point has 23 players returning to the 2016 roster including nine starters.

The Panther’s junior goalkeeper Alex Hank was named the Big South Defensive Player of the week on Monday, Aug. 22 after recording five saves in a double-overtime 0-0 draw at UNCG. Hank was the 2015 Big South Defensive Player of the Year.

Sydney Leckie is currently leading the way for the Bobcats with one goal, five shots and three shots on goal at the start of the season. Alivia Milesky and Allie Curry have both tallied four shots while Curry also has one goal registered for Ohio. Katie McCurley currently has one goal and two shots on the season.

Ohio is currently sixth in shots with 26 total and an average of 13 shots per game. The Bobcats are tied for the fifth spot in goals with Kent State and Akron all with three on the season and 1.5 goals per game average.

Ohio ranks fourth in the MAC in saves with 11, averaging 5.5 saves per game. The Bobcats are also sixth in corners with 10 on the season.

If the Bobcats defeat High Point, Ohio will start the season 2-1-0 for the first time since 2005.

- Ohio’s win against Dayton was the program’s first ever win against the Flyers. Prior to last Sunday’s win, Dayton held a 6-0 advantage over the Bobcats.

- Ohio’s 1-1 start to open the season, is the first time since 2011 that the Bobcats are 1-1 to begin the season.

- The Bobcats’ three goals through the first two games this season has already out number the about scored through the first five of last season (two).

So far this season, freshmen have made an impact early on. Freshman Sydney Leckie is leading the team with shots and shots on goal while scoring a goal and registering two points for the Bobcats.

Alivia Milesky is also at the top of the leaders with four shots and Remi Eades has registered and assist for Ohio.

The Bobcats finished the 2015 campaign with 17 goals on the season.

Alexis Milesky is now tied for eighth all time in goals at Ohio with 14 career goals.

The Bobcats were selected to finish fourth in the Mid-American Conference’s East Division in a vote of the league’s head coaches, it was announced on Aug. 15. The ‘Cats are tabbed to finish ahead of divisional rivals Akron and Bowling Green.

This season, three of the team’s top six goal scorers return in 2016 - including Allie Curry
 (Fairfield, Ohio), Alexis Milesky (Plain City, Ohio), and Hannah Jaggers(Taylorsville, Ky.). In goal, Taylor Smith (Uniontown, Ohio) is back in the mix and Rianna Reese (Liberty Township) also returns to help slow down the opposition’s attack.

The Bobcats have added seven new student-athletes to the mix this fall, welcoming Alivia Milesky
 (Plain City, Ohio), Olivia Sency (Medina, Ohio), Remi Eades (New Albany, Ohio), Courtney Daugerdas (Libertyville, Ill.), Sydney Leckie (Medina, Ohio) and Alli Miller (Dayton, Ohio).

Nine members of the team were named to the 2015 Academic All-MAC Team and four were named Academic All-Ohio to conclude the season.

Senior forward Alexis Milesky
 has been named captain for the 2016 season, with junior Celeste Fushimi-Karns and sophomore Rianna Reese earning the assistant captain title.

The Bobcats added transfer Bryce Hueber
 (Cincinnati, Ohio) to the roster this offseason.

Hueber, a midfielder played two seasons for the Wright State. In 2015 her was named All-Ohio and first-team All Horizon League. The Cincinnati, Ohio native played and started in 19 games and scored six goals with two coming against Youngstown State. She also registered three assists with 62 shots, 25 on goal. She was also responsible for four game winning goals. As a freshman in 2014 she was named to the Horizon League Freshman Team. She played in 17 games with 19 shots on goal three goals and one assist and finished the season with seven total points.

The Bobcats will travel to Cleveland State on Wednesday, Sept. 2 for an in-state battle with the Vikings. First-kick is set for 7 p.m. at Krenzler Field.