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@OhioWSoccer Concludes Nonconference Play Against Xavier

@OhioWSoccer Concludes Nonconference Play Against Xavier

Sept. 15, 2016

Xavier Game Notes

ATHENS, Ohio –
The Ohio women’s soccer team wraps up nonconference action on Friday, Sept. 16 against in-state rival Xavier. First touch is set for 4 p.m. at Chessa Field.

PREVIEWING THE GAME


LAST TIME OUT
On Friday, Sept. 9 against Marshall, the Bobcats and the Herd ended the game with a 2-2 draw in double overtime.

Marshall started the game off full force with Sydney Arnold single handedly scoring just under the fourth minute mark to take an early 1-0 lead.

Entering the match in the 23rd minute, freshman, Courtney Daugerdas made in an appearance just in time to score her first goal for the Bobcats tying the match up 1-1 with Sydney Leckie (Medina, Ohio) on the assist.

Shontelle Smith would challenge Erin Beurket with a penalty kick in the 50th minute of the second half and score giving Marshall a 2-1 lead.

It would seem as history was repeating itself as Ohio subbed in Daugerdas for Remi Eades (New Albany, Ohio) in the 72nd minute and would score in the 78th minute assisted by Leckie, yet again.

Overall, Ohio finished the match with 13 total shots while Marshall totaled 18. Eades, Leckie and Daugerdas all had three shots. Bryce Hueber (Cincinnati, Ohio) has two shots, both on goal, Madelyn Kah (Hamilton, Ohio) had one shot and Natalie Estes (Zionsville, Ohio) had one shot with one on goal. Leckie registered who assists.

Beurket would face 11 shots, saving nine of them and allowing two goals in 110 minutes.

Then on Sunday, Sept. 11, for the second-straight game, the Ohio women’s soccer team would force the game into overtime, falling to Robert Morris, 1-0, in extra time on Sunday afternoon.

At the end of a scoreless regulation, RMU outshot Ohio 17-10 with Beurket making eight saves and not allowing a goal.

It wouldn’t take long for the overtime to come to an end, with RMU’s Kasia Bak scoring in the 92nd minute, giving Robert Morris the 1-0 OT win.

In net, Beurket got the nod once again, making eight saves on 19 shots faced and allowing one goal in 93 minutes of action.

Overall, RMU outshot Ohio 19-10, getting nine shots on goal compared to Ohio’s four. Macey Juguilon and Daugerdas both registered two shots, with each getting one on goal. Kah and Allie Curry (Fairfield, Ohio) each registered one shot and one shot on goal, while Eades, Whitacre, Niebuhr and Hueber all registered one shot.

LIFETIME AGAINST XAVIER
Ohio is 2-5 against Xavier with the last meeting resulting in a 2-1 victory at the Xavier University Soccer Complex on Sept. 18 of last year.

Goals for Ohio came from Stephanie Rowland and Holly Harris. The lone goal for the Musketeers came from Kenadie Carlson.

SCOUTING XAVIER
Xavier is coming off a 3-2 win over Youngstown State on Sunday, Sept. 11. Goal scorers for the Musketeers were senior Tori Doss, sophomore Samantha Dewey and junior Kenadie Carlson.

Xavier has a 5-2-1 record so far and averages 1.75 goals per game. Dewey leads her squad in goals and shots with four goals and 22 shots.

Top goalkeeper for the Musketeers is junior Rachel Piccus. Piccus has 33 saves and a 0.805 save percentage on the season and holds a 3-2-1 record when in goal.

TEAM LEADERS
Sydney Leckie is currently leading the way for the Bobcats with one goal, 13 shots and seven shots on goal at the start of the season. Remi Eades has 11 shots with one assist while Bruce Hueber has two goals, two assists, and 10 shots on the season and Allie Curry has recorded one goal and nine shots.

Courtney Daugerdas has recorded two goals, seven shots and a .280 shot percentage while Alexis Milesky has also recorded two goals as well as one assist and five shots for a .400 shot percentage, the highest on the team. Madelyn Kah, Megan Niebuhr and Katie McCurley each have one goal on the season.

In goal for Ohio, Erin Beurket has recorded 292:45 minutes total in the net registering 24 saves for a .889 percentage and going 1-1-1.

CURRENT MAC STANDINGS
Ohio is currently sixth in shots with 80 total and an average of 13.33 shots per game. The Bobcats are tied for the fourth spot in goals with Ball State with sixth on the season. The Bobcats are second in goals per game with behind Central Michigan registering a 1.83 average. Ohio is now tied for second in assists with eight on the season.

Ohio is tied now second in the MAC in saves with 41, averaging 6.83 saves per game. The Bobcats are also eighth in corners with 23 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’ 11 goals through the first six games this season has already out numbered the amount scored through the first six of last season (five).
-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 Courtney Daugerdas has recorded two goals on seven shots and 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 travel to Bowling Green on Friday, Sept. 23 for a battle with the Falcons. First-kick is set for 7 p.m. in Bowling Green, Ohio. Ohio will have a quick turn around and travel to Toledo to compete with the Rockets on Sunday, Sept. 25. First-kick is set for 1 p.m. in Toledo, Ohio.

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