Updated Mon, Sep 19, 2011 2:26 pm
Ohio's field hockey team, ranked 15th in America, lost its second straight game to an unranked opponent, this time to Indiana University.
After Friday's defeat at the hands of unranked Robert Morris (PA), Indiana defeated the Bobcats 3-2, dropping Ohio’s record to 6-2.
Indiana put pressure on the ‘Cats when it scored early on in the first period.
Ohio couldn’t get the momentum going its way as Indiana scored two more times within the next nine minutes of the first half.
Trailing 3-0 at halftime, the Ohio women surged back into the game as Cathryn Altdoerffer scored two second-half goals, and she got Ohio within one with 12 minutes left in the game. Laura Mastro and Jessica Jue assisted on Altdoerffer’s first goal.
“That was a good performance today,” Ohio head coach Neil Macmillan said. “The result didn’t go our way, but we just need to clean up a few things to get that win and we will be fine.”
“We need to work on scoring goals. We outplayed them, we just couldn’t get the ball in there. It will happen though.”
The next game for the ‘Cats will be at Saint Louis on Saturday, September 24.