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@OhioWSoccer Set for Buffalo and Akron

@OhioWSoccer Set for Buffalo and Akron

Oct. 5, 2016

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ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio women’s soccer team (2-8-1, 0-4-0 MAC) continues its Mid-American Conference schedule this weekend on Thursday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 9 with battles against Buffalo (5-5-2, 2-2-0 MAC) and Akron (3-7-2, 0-2-2 MAC). Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday in Buffalo, N.Y. and 1 p.m. on Sunday in Athens, Ohio.

PREVIEWING THE GAMES


 

LAST TIME OUT
Ohio fell to Northern Illinois (4-5-2, 3-1-0 MAC), 2-1 despite a resilient offensive effort on a cloudy Sunday afternoon at Chessa Field on Oct. 2.

 

Northern Illinois would strike first and take a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute on an unassisted goal by Taylor Sarver on a breakaway for a shot into the right side of the box and past the goalkeeper’s left side. The Huskies would take a 2-0 lead in the 23rd minute. Sarver would score her second goal of the game on a dribble up to the left side of the goal for a shot past the goalkeeper.

 

The second half would remain scoreless until the 82nd minute when Eades would shoot a penalty kick directly at the keeper, which Annala would save. Eades stayed on her toes and rebounded the ball to take another shot, this time to the left side of Annala for Ohio’s first and only goal of the game.

 

Overall, Ohio recorded 17 shots on the game compared to the Huskie’s three total. Eades and  Alexis Milesky would lead the squad with six shots and four shots on goal each while  Mollie Whitacre (Perrysburg, Ohio) would add two shots to the Ohio shot total and one shot on goal.  Hannah Jaggers (Taylorsville, Ky.),  Sydney Leckie (Medina, Ohio) and  Alivia Milesky (Plain City, Ohio) would each add one shot for the Bobcats. Leckie and Jaggers would each tally one shot on goal.

 

In goal for Ohio, Erin Beurket would register one save and two goals allowed while Northern Illinois’s Amy Annala would tally a total of 10 saves while allowing one goal.

 

On Friday, Sept. 30 the Bobcats would fall to Western Michigan (8-3-0, 2-1 MAC) by the final of 2-0 at Chessa Field.

 

The Broncos would strike first in the 24th minute when Tiffany Buckler scored off a rebound into the bottom right corner, giving Western Michigan a 1-0 lead. In the 38th minute, Western Michigan would add another goal when Buckler would score with a chip shot over Beurket into the upper right corner, giving the Broncos a 2-0 lead.

 

Overall, The Bobcats registered five shots with four of them on goal. Eades, Whitacre, and Courtney Daugerdas would register one shot, while Sydney Leckie would record two shots, both of them on goal.

 

In goal, Erin Beurket would play 45 minutes, allowing two goals and register six saves. Taylor Smith would enter the game to start of the second half and would not allow a goal in 45 minutes of play. She also registered four saves.

 

LIFETIME AGAINST BUFFALO
Ohio is 10-8-1 against Buffalo with the last meeting resulting in a 1-0 shutout over the reigning conference tournament champions on the road on Sept. 25 of last year.

 

The Bobcats (3-5-0) struck first, scoring in the 31st minute when Stephanie Rowland (Pewee Valley, Ky.) received a pass from redshirt junior Carly Manso (Vernon Hills, Ill.) and beat the Buffalo keeper to the low left corner of the goal, giving Ohio a 1-0 lead entering the half.

 

Ohio stayed strong defensively throughout the second half allowing Buffalo only five shots to add to their total of 12 for the game.

 

In goal for Ohio, freshman  Taylor Smith (Uniontown, Ohio) stared her third-straight game for the Bobcats, recording four saves and allowing no goals in her 90 minutes of work.

 

Overall, Ohio registered nine shots, four of them on goal. Rowland led the way for the Bobcats recording three shots while sophomore  Hannah Jaggers (Taylorsville, Ky.) added two and both junior  Alexis Milesky (Plain City, Ohio) and Manso (Vernon Hills, Ill.) each added one to Ohio’s shot total.

 

SCOUTING THE BULLS
Buffalo (5-5-2, 2-2-0 MAC) is coming off of back-to-back MAC victories entering the matchup with Ohio. The Bulls produced two shutout wins over Bowling Green and Toledo going 2-0 against the Falcons and 1-0 with the Rockets.

 

Buffalo allowed just six shots on goal between both games last weekend. The squad is led by redshirt sophomore Carissima Cutrona who has recorded seven goals and 14 points on 27 shots this season, leading the team with three game-winning goals. Senior Andrea Niper has earned two goals while Moira Petrie has notched one goal and two assists as well as four points.

 

In goal for the Bulls, Laura Doughall has earned a 4-5-1 record as well as .72 goals-against average and a .860 save percentage. Doughall has recorded 43 saves while earning four shutouts on the year.

 

LIFETIME AGAINST AKRON
Ohio is 9-5-1 all-time with the Zips and 6-1-0 at home with the last meeting resulting in a tough 2-0 loss in Akron on Sept. 27 of last year.

 

In total, the Bobcats had four shots and two corner kicks on the first half, which ended with the score tied at 0-0.

 

Ohio and Akron (4-5-1, 1-1 MAC) continued to battle in the second half, with the first goal of the game coming in the 87th minute when Akron’s Sarah Sivic put the ball into the left side of the goal, putting the Zips up 1-0.

 

The Zips added another goal in the 89th minute when Ariadna Ramos scored when the ball went off the left post into the goal, giving Akron the 2-0 victory.

 

Overall, the Bobcats registered five shots. Sophomore  Allie Curry (Fairfield, Ohio) led the way with two of them, while sophomores  Hannah Jaggers (Taylorsville, Ky.) and  Megan Niebuhr (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Rowland each had one.

 

In goal, freshman  Taylor Smith (Uniontown, Ohio) allowed two goals in her 90 minutes of action, snagging 10 saves.

 

SCOUTING THE ZIPS

 

Akron (3-7-2, 0-2-2 MAC) is coming off of a weekend without a victory. The Zips would score a goal in the 90th minute against Toledo to push their game with the Rockets into extra-time but the match would end in a 1-1 draw on Sept. 30. Akron would move on to battle Bowling Green on Oct. 2 and would fall to the Falcons 2-1.

 

In their competition with the Rockets, freshman Ashley Amato would score Akron’s single goal of the game on a header from a free-kick ball by teammate Amy Rogozinski into the far side of the box and headed in to the upper left corner of the goal.

 

In Sunday’s battle with Bowling Green, Amato would put one in the goal for the Zips once again.

 

Leading the way for Akron is Chloe Allen. Allen has recorded five goals on the season as well as 10 points and eight shots on goal. Amato is close behind on the Zip’s leader board with three goals, 12 shots and eight shots on goal. Sarah Sivic has also recorded three goals for Akron.

 

In goal for the Zips, Annabelle Hegeman has tallied 53 saves while earning a .736 save percentage and a 3-7-2 record in goal.

 

TEAM LEADERS
Remi Eades is currently leading the way for the Bobcats with two goals, 22 shots and 14 shots on goal as well as two assists. Sydney Leckie has one goal, 20 shots with two assists while  Bryce Hueber
 has two goals, two assists, and 14 shots on the season and Alexis Milesky has recorded two goals on 11 shots and six shots on goal. Courtney Daugerdas has also recorded two goals this season on four shots. Allie Curry, Alivia Milesky, Madelyn Kah and Megan Niebuhr have all added on goal for Ohio.

 

In goal for Ohio,  Erin Beurket has recorded 697:45 minutes total in the net registering 45 saves for a .776 percentage and going 1-6-1 while in goal.

 

CURRENT MAC STANDINGS
Ohio is currently eighth in shots with 126 total and an average of 11.45 shots per game. The Bobcats are tied for the seventh spot in goals with Akron both with 14 on the season. The Bobcats are sixth in goals per game with 1.27. Ohio is now 10th in assists with 10 on the season.

 

Ohio remains second in the MAC in saves with 66 total, averaging 6.00 saves per game behind Miami. The Bobcats are ninth in corners with 39 on the season.

 

EARLY ON SUCCESS
- Ohio’s win against Dayton was the program’s first ever win against the Flyers. Prior to the Aug. 21 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’ 14 goals through the first 11 games this season has already out numbered the amount scored through the first 11 of last season (10).


-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. Remi Eads is leading the team with shots and shots on goal while scoring two goals and registering six points for the Bobcats. Freshman Sydney Leckie has recorded one goal and 20 shots with 14 shots on goal while  Courtney Daugerdas
 has recorded two goals on eight shots.  Alivia Milesky is also at the top of the leaders with one goal and two assists on nine 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 are set for two road games and will first travel to Ypsilanti, Mich. to battle with Eastern Michigan on Friday, Oct. 14. First touch is set for 4 p.m. Ohio will then head to Central Michigan on Sunday, Oct. 16 for a battle with the Chippewas. First-kick is set for 1 p.m. at in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

 

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