Updated Tue, Aug 28, 2012 12:03 am
What started out as a winning weekend for the Bobcats ended with a 1-1 finish as they returned from New York to complete the first weekend of the season.
The Bobcats began the weekend with a 3-1 victory against Colgate University on Friday. The first to score for the Bobcats was Taylor Brown, thanks to an assist from freshman Luli Gomez Treuel. Brown was able to score again early in the second half of the game, this time with an assist from junior Jessica Jue, giving the Bobcats a 2-0 advantage.
Head coach Neil Macmillan told ohiobobcats.com that Brown’s second goal was “probably already the goal of the season.”
Caelyn Hartley’s successful shot came five minutes later, bringing the lead to 3-0. Colgate was able to score their only goal with 13 minutes left in the second half.
The Bobcats outshot Colgate 15-7.
On Sunday, the Bobcats suffered a 6-0 loss to no. 7 Syracuse.
Despite the score, goalie Brittany Walker made a career-high 13 saves in the game. Syracuse had 27 shots, outshooting the Bobcats who only managed only four against the Syracuse defense.
Treuel had the first shot on goal for the Bobcats, but was unable to capitalize. Taylor Brown, Andrea Biegalski, and Cathryn Altdoerffer each recorded a shot on goal.
Syracuse scored three goals before halftime, and two more five minutes into the second half.
In the 48th minute, Altodoerffer took a final shot on goal, but was denied by Syracuse goalie Leann Stiver.
The Orange scored their final goal of the match with 10 minutes of play remaining.
The Bobcats will play their first home game of the season Saturday against Radford University.