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@OhioWSoccer Takes on Marshall and Robert Morris this Weekend

@OhioWSoccer Takes on Marshall and Robert Morris this Weekend

Sept. 8, 2016

Games Five and Six Notes

ATHENS, Ohio -
The Ohio women's soccer team (2-2-0) returns to action this weekend for two more nonconference battles. On Friday, Sept. 9, the Bobcats play host to Marshall (2-2-1) First touch is set for 4 p.m. at Chessa Field. Ohio will then wrap up the full weekend of action on Sunday, Sept. 11 when the Bobcats head to Pittsburgh, Pa. to take on Robert Morris (0-5-0) Game time is set for 1 p.m.

 

PREVIEWING THE MATCHES

 

LAST TIME OUT
Ohio comes off a 5-0 blowout of over Cleveland State (2-4) that saw goals from Alexis Milesky, Madelyn Kah, Megan Niebuhr and Bryce Hueber. Additionally, Hueber, Remi Eades and Alivia Milesky are credited with assists. All of Ohio's points came in the second half.

Niebuhr would open scoring in the 53rd minute off a failed clear following a corner kick sent in by Mollie Whitacre. Hueber found room just outside the six-yard box and sent in the cross to Niebuhr.

Ohio's next goal came less than 10 minutes later in the 64th minute when Alexis Milesky scored off an unassisted rocket from 25 yards out. The shot flew past keeper Jamie Daniels and put the Bobcats up 2-0.

Almost like clockwork, the Bobcats put another on the scoreboard when two seconds shy of the 74th minute Alexis Milesky claimed her second goal of the day off a cross in from Eades. Alexis Milesky would go on to beat the keeper one on one and slot the ball into the bottom 90.

Next it was Hueber's turn to score. After winning a free kick in the 77th minute, the junior from Cincinnati would score unassisted from 20 yards out.

Ohio's final goal came in the 85th minute from Kah. Alivia Milesky sent in a through ball that allowed Kah to beat Cleveland State's Jane Piontowski one on one.

Overall, Ohio outshot the Vikings 17-12. Allie Curry and Alexis Milesky led the Bobcat squad with two shots on goal each while Kah, Niebuhr, Leckie, Hueber and Eades each recorded one shot on goal. Ohio as a team took 17 shots, 9 of which were on frame.

Erin Beurket stood in goal for Ohio and made seven saves, earning her first career clean sheet.

LIFETIME AGAINST MARSHALL
Ohio is 10-2-1 against Marshall with the last meeting resulting in a 2-3 loss at Chessa Field.

Goals for Ohio came from Alexis Milesky and Stephanie Rowland. Goals for The Herd came from Sydney Arnold, Erin Simmons and Jordan Parkhurst.

SCOUTING THE HERD

Marshall (2-2-1) recently earned its second win in the last three games with a 3-0 victory over East Tennessee State on Sunday, Sept. 4. The Herd began its season with back-to-back losses against Big Ten competition suffering a 2-1 loss at Purdue and a 4-1 loss at Michigan. Marshall's other win came from a 1-0 shutout over Longwood on Aug. 26. The squad posted a 2-2 draw with IUPUI on Sept. 2.

Marshall has recorded eight goals on the season with a 1.60.

In exhibition contest, Marshall would post a 3-2 loss to Dayton on Aug. 12 at home and a 1-0 loss to Ball State on the road on Aug. 14th.

In The Herd's five games this season, the squad has tallied eight goals with 1.6 goals per-game. Marshall has also recorded a .136 shot percentage with 11.8 shots per game.

Leading the way for The Herd is Sydney Arnold, the senior has scored two goals on the season, two assist for six points as well as 16 total shots with a .125 shot percentage. Teammate Jordan Sackaris has recorded four goals and eight shots as well as a .500 shot percentage and eight points.

Marshall is currently tied for 10th in goals in Conference USA with eight total, as well as 10th in points with 22 total. The Herd's 1.60 goals per game average is tied for ninth in the conference with Middle Tennessee while the team is tied for fourth in shutouts.

In goal for The Herd is Emily Moreland. Moreland recorded four saves in Marshall's match with Longwood to earn the junior Conference USA Goalkeeper of the Week on Aug. 29.

LIFETIME AGAINST ROBERT MORRIS
Ohio is 3-0-1 with Robert Morris, with the last contest between the two squads resulting in a 3-0 shutout for Ohio at Chessa Field on Sept. 11 of last year.

Alexis Milesky would post a header in front of the net on a pass from Celeste Fushimi-Karns. The Bobcats have tied while on the road against the Colonials but have yet to post a loss against them.

SCOUTING THE COLONIALS
Robert Morris (0-5) started the 2016 campaign with five losses and four of those losses being shutouts. The Colonials suffered losses to Youngstown State, Central Michigan, Niagara, Canisius and Penn.

Robert Morris has recorded one goal on 44 attempts and garnered a .23 shot percentage on the season. The Colonials average 8.8 shots per game while recording .20 goals scored per game.

The only goal the Colonials have recorded came in their matchup with Central Michigan on Aug. 21. Theresa Laux leads the way for Robert Morris in goals with her one goal and two shot attempts on the season. Teammate Erin Ritzer has recorded 16 shots in her five games played.

In goal for the Colonials is Makenzi Shearson. Shearson has recorded 26 saves while allowing 10 goals.

TEAM LEADERS
Alexis Milesky and Bryce Hueber have each recorded two goals on the season, which leads Ohio in goals.

Hueber also has two assets and six total points, which leads the Bobcats.

Sydney Leckie is has one goal, ten shots and four shots on goal at the start of the season. Allie Curry is next in line with one goal, eight shots and a .120 shot percentage.

Remi Eades now has eight shots on the season with two assists. . Katie McCurley, Megan Niebuhr and Madelyn Kah all currently have one goal on the season.

CURRENT MAC STANDINGS
Ohio is currently sixth in shots with 57 total and an average of 14.25 shots per game. The Bobcats now in the third spot in goals with nine behind Central Michigan and Ball State. The Bobcats are now in the second spot in goals per game with a 2.25 average.

Ohio is tied for fourth in the MAC in saves with 24, averaging 6 saves per game. The Bobcats are also seventh in corners with 16 on the season.

EARLY ON SUCCESS
- 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' nine goals through the first four games this season has already out numbered the amount scored through the first five of last season (two).
- Ohio's five goals against CSU was the first time since 2013 that Ohio scored five goals in a game.
- Ohio's 5-0 win was the largest margin of victory in Aaron Rodgers' career at Ohio.
-The 5-0 shutout against CSU was the first Bobcat shutout since Sept. 25, 2015 at Buffalo.

FRESHMEN MAKING AN IMPACT
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 an assist for Ohio.

IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Alexis Milesky is now tied for seventh all time in goals at Ohio with 16 career goals.

MAC PRESEASON POLL
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.

RETURNING `CATS
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.

YOUNG BLOOD
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).

BRAINIAC `CATS
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.

CAPTAINING THE BOBCATS
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.

BOBCATS ADD A TRANSFER
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.

UP NEXT
The Bobcats will host Xavier on Friday, Sept. 16 for a battle with the Musketeers. First-kick is set for 4 p.m. at Chessa Field.

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