On a windy and rainy Friday afternoon, the Bobcats had their eyes set on their twelfth victory of the season when MAC rival Kent State came to town. And thanks to a scrappy defense and Louzeth Schutte’s two goals, the team cruised to a 2-0 shutout.
The Bobcats were undefeated in MAC play, but the Golden Flashes, with their 3-1 record in the MAC, were looking to even out the standings. Kent State tried to set the tone early, by outshooting the Bobcats with six shots on goal to Ohio’s three and having the advantage of seven penalty corners to the Bobcat’s two in the first period. The Bobcats have been out shooting their opponents 224-69 so far this season, but early in the game the Golden Flashes took all the shots and dominated ball possession. Goaltender Jen McGill made three fantastic saves to keep the Golden Flashes off the board and kept the Bobcats hanging around. Louzeth Schutte’s two goals in the game turned out to be the difference.
In the second period however, Ohio turned the tables and became the aggressors. Louzeth scored her second goal of the day, assisted by Laura Mastro off a corner in the 57th minute. Mastro also assisted Louzeth in her first goal in the 28th minute. Ohio had four shots on goal and five penalty corners in the second period and was able to hold Kent to only three shots on goal and one penalty corner.
The Bobcats will look to continue their great season with a game against Missouri State tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.