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@OhioWSoccer Opens MAC Play at Bowling Green and Toledo

@OhioWSoccer Opens MAC Play at Bowling Green and Toledo

Sept. 22, 2016

Games 8 & 9 Notes

ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio women’s soccer team (2-4-1) begins its Mid-American Conference schedule on the road this Friday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 25 with weekend battles against Bowling Green and Toledo. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. in Bowling Green, Ohio on Friday and 1 p.m. in Toledo, Ohio on Sunday. Both games will be on ESPN3.

 

PREVIEWING THE MATCHES
 

 

LAST TIME OUT
Despite a goal from  Remi Eades
(New Albany, Ohio), the Ohio women's soccer team (2-4-1) fell to Xavier 2-1 Friday (6-2-1) afternoon at Chessa Field.

 

The Bobcat defense held strong for the first five shots, including two saves by Ohio goalkeeper  Erin Beurket (Milford, Ohio), but the sixth one found the back of the net as Samantha Dewey scored the first goal of the game for Xavier in the 28th minute.

 

The two sides went back-and-forth throughout the second half before Tori Doss for the Musketeers scored to give Xavier a 2-1 lead with under 15 minutes left in the match.

 

The Bobcats tried to mount a comeback, however their lone shot in the final 15 minutes was a shot that went over the crossbar by  Bryce Hueber (Cincinnati, Ohio).

 

Despite being outshot 16-6 by Xavier, Ohio saw five of its six shots go on target. Ohio also won the corner battler 4-3.

 

Beurket made five saves in the match.

 

LIFETIME AGAINST BOWLING GREEN
Ohio is 12-3-4 against Bowling Green with the last meeting resulting in a 4-2 victory at Chessa Field on Oct. 18 of last year.

 

The Bobcats would take an early lead on three goals in seven minutes from Alexis Milesky, Allie Curry and Holly Harris. Natalie Estes would then score late in the first half to score the fourth goal for Ohio and secure a win over the MAC foe.

 

Bowling Green’s Kara Ross would score an unassisted goal on a shot in the 85th minute to shorten Ohio’s lead to 4-1. Just before the 90th minute, the Falcon’s Madison Schupbach netted a goal on a header off a corner kick, solidifying the final score at 4-2.

 

In goal for Bowling Green, Lauren Cadel recorded seven saves and four goals allowed.

 

SCOUTING BOWLING GREEN
The Falcons are coming off of a 3-0 shut out over Fort Wayne on Friday, Sept. 16. Bowling Green would produce a scoreless first half before tallying 18 shots in the second half.

 

Goal scorers for the Falcons were Kylar Fleak, Jennifer Reyes and Maureen Kennedy. In goal for Bowling Green, Kathleen Duwve would produce a clean sheet allowing no goals and making five saves.

 

Bowling Green has a 5-3-0 record so far and averages 1.38 goals per game. Fleak leads the squad in goals with four while teammate Erica Hubert leads in shots with 38 while she holds the second spot in goals with three.

 

Top goalkeeper for the Musketeers is Kathleen Duwve. Duwve has 20 saves and a 0.800 save percentage on the season and holds a 2-0-0 record when in goal.

 

LIFETIME AGAINST TOLEDO
Ohio is 9-13 all-time with the Rockets with the last meeting resulting in a 3-0 loss to Toledo at Chessa Field on Oct. 23 of last year.

 

The first 45 minutes of the game were scoreless for both teams. It wasn’t until the 74th minute that Toledo’s Sophie Pohl netted the first goal of the game on a shot that was picked up off a blocked shot and brushed past the post to give the Rockets a 1-0 lead.

 

Shortly after in the 78th minute, Toledo’s Brooke Maletic would score on a shot to the left corner of the goal to increase the Toledo lead to 2-0.

 

The Rockets would finalize the score at 3-0 when Isabella Echeverri headed the ball in off an assist from teammate Geri Siudzinski in the 82nd minute.

 

Ohio would record just three total shots on the game while Taylor Smith recorded 12 saves and allowed three goals in her 90 minutes of work.

 

SCOUTING TOLEDO
Toledo is coming off a 3-0 victory over Indiana State on Sunday, Sept. 18. The shutout would mark as the Rocket’s fourth-straight shutout on the season.

 

Scorers for Toledo included Kiersten Johnson, Alex Troy and Isa Echeverri. In goal, Katie Wilson would record one save and allow no goals on the game.

 

Toledo has a 5-3-0 record so far and averages 1.5 goals per game. Johnson leads the squad in goals and shots with four goals and 26 shots.

 

Top goalkeeper for the Rockets is Wilson. Wilson has 25 saves and a 0.735 save percentage on the season and holds a 5-3-0 record when in goal.

 

TEAM LEADERS
 Sydney Leckie
is currently leading the way for the Bobcats with one goal, 14 shots and eight shots on goal at the start of the season.  Remi Eades has one goal, 12 shots with two assists while Bryce Hueber has two goals, two assists, and 11 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 382:45 minutes total in the net registering 29 saves for a .853 percentage and going 1-2-1 while in goal.

 

CURRENT MAC STANDINGS
Ohio is currently eighth in shots with 86 total and an average of 12.29 shots per game. The Bobcats are tied for the fourth spot in goals with Toledo and Akron with 12 on the season. The Bobcats are also fourth in goals per game with 1.71. Ohio is now tied for third in assists with Toledo, Kent State and Western Michigan all with nine on the season.

 

Ohio is now second in the MAC in saves with 46, averaging 6.57 saves per game. The Bobcats are now seventh in corners with 27 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’ 12 goals through the first seven games this season has already out numbered the amount scored through the first seven of last season (seven).

-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 four points for the Bobcats. Remi Eades has recorded a goal for Ohio as well as 12 shots and two assists.

 

 Alivia Milesky is also at the top of the leaders with five shots.

 

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 host Western Michigan on Friday, Sept. 30. First touch is set for 4 p.m. at Chessa Field. Then Ohio hosts Northern Illinois on Sunday, Oct. 2 for a battle with the Huskies. First-kick is set for 1 p.m. at Chessa Field.

 

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