Updated Fri, Sep 13, 2013 6:29 pm
Ohio soccer coach Aaron Rodgers said following Sunday’s win against Morehead State that the team’s goal was to get its first shutout of the season. On Friday, the Bobcats accomplished that feat.
Ohio (4-2-1) won its fourth straight game and remained undefeated on the road this season, as the Bobcats took down Youngstown State (1-5-1), 1-0.
Ohio goalie Mattie Liston led the Bobcats with five saves and zero goals allowed in the 90-minute span, keeping Ohio in the game throughout the first half.
In their first six games, the Bobcats averaged 14 shots per game, but it was a different story Friday, as they only had two shots in the first half.
Ohio has succeeded in the second half during its winning streak, averaging 2.25 goals, and that was the case against the Penguins. The Bobcats had 10 shots in the second half and scored their lone goal in the 65th minute on Liz Finley’s first of the season. Tonya Frasik, who picked up the assist on the play, is now tied for first in the Mid-American Conference with four assists.
Ohio has scored 11 goals in its four-game winning streak and has collectively scored 13 on the season. Through seven games, the Bobcats are closing in on last season’s mark of 17 goals.
The Bobcats next game is Friday, Sept. 20, at Cleveland State. Ohio defeated the Vikings, 2-1, last season, with Holly Harris scoring both goals.