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@OhioWSoccer Set to Host WMU and NIU

@OhioWSoccer Set to Host WMU and NIU

Sept. 29, 2016

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ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio women’s soccer team (2-6-1, 0-2-0 MAC) continues its Mid-American Conference schedule at home this Friday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 2 with weekend battles against Western Michigan (7-3-0, 1-1-0 MAC) and Northern Illinois (3-4-2, 2-0-0 MAC). Kick-off is set for 4 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on Sunday at Chessa Field.

 

PREVIEWING THE GAMES 
 

LAST TIME OUT
The Bobcats opened the MAC part of its schedule on the road Friday (Sept. 23), falling to Bowling Green (6-4-0, 1-1-0 MAC), 2-0.

 

Overall, Ohio registered 10 shots with six of them on goal. Remi Eades, Bryce Hueber and Sydney Leckie would all register two shots, with both of Leckie’s and Eades’ being on goal. Hannah Jaggers also registered two shots and two shots on goal. Alivia Milesky and Macey Juguilon would each register one shot each.

 

Erin Beurket would play all 90 minutes and allow two goals and make three saves on 13 total shots faced.

 

The Ohio wrapped up the first weekend of Mid-American Conference action on Sunday (Sept. 25), falling to Toledo (6-4-0, 1-1 MAC) by the final of 2-1. 

 

The Bobcats would make Toledo pay for a foul in the 22nd minute, when 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.

 

The Bobcats and the Rockets would enter the half tied at 1-1. Then in the 69th minute, Toledo took a 2-1 lead on a goal by Isa Echeverri.

 

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

 

LIFETIME AGAINST WESTERN MICHIGAN
Ohio is 9-6-5 against the Broncos and 4-2-4 at home with the last meeting resulting in a 3-0 loss at Chessa Field on Oct. 4 of last year.

 

In the first half, the Broncos (6-3-2, 2-2 MAC) scored early in the fifth minute on an unassisted shot from the front of the net to the left of the keeper to give Western Michigan an early 1-0 lead. Late in the first, on a shot from the front of the net to the upper right corner of the goal, the Broncos netted another goal in the 42nd minute to give them the 2-0 lead over Ohio entering the second half.

 

In the second half, the Broncos added to their lead with an unassisted goal in the 67th minute on a shot from inside the box to the left of the keeper that would earn them the 3-0 win.

 

Goal scorers for Western Michigan included Gina Maddi, Tiffany Buckler and Olivia Vollmers.

 

Ohio registered seven shots overall with two shots on goal, while the Broncos recorded eight shots for the game, five of which were on goal. Carly Manso (Vernon Hills, Ill.),Stephanie Rowland (Pewee Valley, Ky.), and Holly Harris (Bativa, Ohio) each added two shots for Ohio while Mandy Arnzen (Edgewood, Ky.) added one.

 

In goal for Ohio, Taylor Smith (Uniontown, Ohio) started for the Bobcats, recording one save and allowing two goals in the first half. To start the second half, sophomore keeper Vanessa Cordoba would record one save while allowing one goal.

 

SCOUTING THE BRONCOS
Western Michigan is coming off of a 2-1 loss to Central Michigan on Sunday, Sept. 25.

 

Western Michigan would hold the Chippewas without a shot in the first half and would score the first goal of the game in the 50th minute. Alyssa Burke played teammate Emma Kahn behind two defenders in the left side of the box for a goal by Kahn on a ball over the head of the keeper. The goal would mark Kahn’s second of the season.

 

Western Michigan averages 1.90 goals per game. Mackenzie Barber leads the squad in goals and assists with four. Barber and teammates Liz Abro and Kendall Juhnke each have recorded 21 shots on the season while Emma Kahn leads the Broncos with 23.

 

Top goalkeeper for the Broncos is Stephanie Herber. Herber has 32 saves and a 0.727 save percentage on the season and holds a 6-3-0 record when in goal.

 

LIFETIME AGAINST NIU
Ohio is 10-12-2 all-time with the Huskies and 6-5-1 at home with the last meeting resulting in a 2-1, double overtime victory at Chessa Field on Oct. 2, of last year.

 

After the Huskies’ struck first in the 51st minute, Alexis Milesky (Plain City, Ohio) put one in for the Bobcats on a shot from the right of the keeper into the net from her left on an assist from Rowland in the 59th minute of the game to tie it up at 1-1. 

 

The game would then go into double overtime resulting in a goal in the 105th minute by Stephanie Rowland to secure the 2-1 win.

 

Overall, Ohio registered 23 shots, 19 of them on goal. Hannah Jaggers (Taylorsville, Ky.) led the way for the Bobcats recording five shots while Rowland and Milesky both added four. Carly Manso (Vernon Hills, Ill.) tallied three shots and Leah Sandercock (Strongsville, Ohio) added two while Megan Niebuhr, Mandy Arnzen, Madelyn Kah, Allie Curry, and Holly Harris each added one shot.

 

In goal for Ohio, Taylor Smith (Uniontown, Ohio) stared her fifth-straight game for the Bobcats, recording five saves and allowing one goal in her 110 minutes of work.

 

SCOUTING THE HUSKIES
Northern Illinois is coming off of a 2-1 victory over Eastern Michigan on Sunday, Sept. 25. The win would mark as the Huskies’ second win over the weekend before shutting out Central Michigan 4-0 on Friday, Sept. 23.

 

Scorers for Northern Illinois included Abby Gregg and Marisol Galvan. In goal, Northern Illinois would record three saves, allowing one goal.

 

The Huskies average .89 goals per game. Taylor Sarver leads the squad with four goals and 16 shots while maintaining a .250 shot percentage.

 

Top goalkeeper for Northern Illinois is Amy Annala. Annala has recorded 38 saves and a .844 saving percentage while going 3-1-2 in goal.

 

TEAM LEADERS
 Sydney Leckie is currently leading the way for the Bobcats with one goal, 17 shots and 11 shots on goal.  Remi Eades has one goal, 15 shots with two assists while  Bryce Hueber has two goals, two assists, and 14 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 while Alivia Milesky recorded her first career goal against Toledo on Sept. 25.

 

In goal for Ohio,  Erin Beurket has recorded 562:45 minutes total in the net registering 38 saves for a .809 percentage and going 1-4-1 while in goal.

 

CURRENT MAC STANDINGS
Ohio is currently tied for seventh in shots with Eastern Michigan both recording 104 total and an average of 11.56 shots per game. The Bobcats are tied for the fifth spot in goals with Bowling Green with 13 on the season. The Bobcats are also sixth in goals per game with 1.44. Ohio is tied for fifth in assists with Kent State and Bowling Green all with 10 on the season.

 

Ohio remains second in the MAC in saves with 55, averaging 6.11 saves per game. The Bobcats are eleventh in corners with 29 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 two assists.  Alivia Milesky is also at the top of the leaders with one goal and two assists on eight 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 will travel to Buffalo, N.Y. to battle with the Bulls on Thursday, Oct. 6. First touch is set for 7 p.m. Then Ohio hosts Akron on Sunday, Oct. 9 for a battle with the Zips. First-kick is set for 1 p.m. at Chessa Field.

 

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