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Ohio Falls to Western Michigan in Wet Conditions

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Ohio soccer went up against the Broncos as they hosted Western Michigan University at Chessa Field on Friday. Thanks to a strong first half, Western Michigan was able to come away with the win 2-0.

The Bobcats defense was strong throughout the first half as keeper Erin Beurket went on a save streak while in goal.

However, the Broncos put an end to her stop streak, scoring the first goal of the game. Although, Ohio’s Remi Eades had a powerful goal attempt, the shot was unsuccessful; the Broncos managed to score a second goal and maintained a 2-goal lead for the remainder of the first half.

In the second half, Taylor Smith stepped into goal for the Bobcats, played with a similar stop streak as previous keeper Beurket, and let nothing past her. Weather conditions took a toll on many of the players defensive and offensive performances; as rain saturated the playing field, Ohio’s chances of a comeback slipped away.

Western Michigan outshot Ohio 19-5. However, Ohio’s keepers recorded 10 saves, 6 for Beurket and 4 for Smith.

Ohio soccer will host Northern Illinois on Sunday at Chessa Field at 1:00 p.m.