Updated Sat, Oct 15, 2011 10:32 pm
After a scoreless first half Saturday, Ohio resorted to one of its best weapons to pull away: the corner.
Ohio defeated Missouri State on three second-half corner goals to secure a 3-0 victory in front of a number of alumni on homecoming Saturday.
Junior Taylor Brown opened things up for Ohio with two goals in the first seven minutes of the second half, and senior Louzeth Schutte added one more insurance goal in the 50th minute for the Bobcats. All three goals were assisted by Ramie Masters and Laure Tavares.
Ohio scored all five of its goals this weekend off of corner opportunities; they had two Friday against Kent State before netting three this afternoon.
“The key thing is you’ve got an advantage of numbers,” said Coach Macmillan after the game. “[It’s about] executing the opportunity that we have with the open shots…it’s something we practice a lot every day in practice.”
Ohio has always been excellent this season when it comes to outshooting opponents, but the corner opportunities provide the best chances for Ohio to capitalize on the players’ ability to hit solid shots.
Jen McGill picked up her seventh shutout of the season, making three saves, including a diving effort late in the second half on a Missouri State breakaway to preserve Ohio’s goal differential.
The Bobcats moved to 13-3 (6-0) and have road games against Miami (OH) and Ball State next weekend.