Field Hockey: 'Cats stay on top with road win

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Alexa Gordish

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Updated Fri, Oct 7, 2011 5:27 pm
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 Central Michigan may seem scary being ranked second in the MAC only to the Bobcats, but this didn’t shake the ‘Cats.
 
Ohio shut out another conference team to keep up its undefeated MAC record, improving to 4-0 (11-2 overall). The ‘Cats defeated CMU 2-0 in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
 
Jessica Vaeth sealed the win with 15 minutes left to play as she scored the teams second goal. Taylor Brown, who also scored the first goal of the game, assisted the goal. Brown’s first goal, assisted by Brooke Edwards, was 12 minutes into the game.
 
Central’s saving grace was goalie Anastasia Netto. The junior Chippewa has established herself as one of the best goalkeepers in the country with the 14th best goals-against average in all of Divison 1 field hockey. Even with four saves today, Netto couldn’t stop the Bobcats.
 
Ohio goalkeeper Jen McGill is also one of the best in the country, posting the second best goals-against average among D-I goalkeepers, allowing just 0.65 goals per game. She also leads the MAC in shutouts and save percentage. Going into the game, Netto had allowed just 1.49 goals per game, and ranks behind McGill's 0.76 GAA.
 
Currently Ohio is ranked 21st in the most recent MFHCA coaches poll. The ‘Cats look to move up in the rankings as they take on No. 17 Iowa on Sunday in Athens at 12:00 p.m. The ladies are undefeated against nationally ranked teams after taking down No. 6 Ohio State and No. 8 American earlier this season.

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