Ohio Soccer: Bobcats Break Losing Streak With Win Over Golden Flashes< < Back to
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Following a four-game losing streak, the Ohio Bobcats (3-6, 3-6 MAC) soccer team welcomed the Kent State Golden Flashes (2-6, 2-6 MAC) to Chessa Field with hopes of getting back in the win column.
The Bobcats aggressiveness on both sides of the ball allowed them to control most of the game and come away with a 1-0 victory.
Right out of the gate, Ohio came out aggressive.
The aggressiveness from the team allowed them to jump on the board early as Abby Townsend found the back of the net following a Bobcat corner under ten minutes into the game.
“She’s been very dynamic,” head coach Aaron Rodgers said. “She just hasn’t finished some chances and I know she’s been down on herself. We watched some film this week and talked through it… and not to stay down on herself and keep plugging away and she did and let it rip had a good goal.”
The Bobcats continued to stay aggressive throughout the game as they controlled the possession for 59 percent of the game.
“Obviously we’ve been on a little bit of a losing run,” Rodgers said. “Energy is so important to turn that around. We knew Kent was going to come out strong because they haven’t played in a couple weeks because of COVID so we knew they would have energy too and we needed to match that.”
Another big piece to the Bobcats victory came from the play of goalkeeper Sam Wexell.
Wexell recorded two saves on the game as the Golden Flashes totaled 13 shots.
Aside from giving up the goal, the Golden Flashes goalie, Sarah Melen, stepped up majorly.
Melen had three saves on Ohio’s ten shots, including a major save on a shot by Heather McGuire late in the second half.
Ohio will finish its regular season on Sunday as it welcomes the Buffalo Bulls to Chessa Field for the Bobcats’ senior day.