DEKALB, Ill. – The Ohio women's soccer team (7-8-1, 3-4-1 MAC) concluded their three-game road trip on Sunday when they took on Northern Illinois (8-6-1, 5-3-0 MAC) in Dekalb, falling to the Huskies by the final of 1-0.
"Frustrated with the result, but proud of this group's commitment to each other," head coach Aaron Rodgers said. "This team has been on a challenging journey and these players have and will learn a lot about who they are as individuals and a team."
The Bobcats got the first shot off in the game early on, with Sydney Leckie (Medina, Ohio) registering the attempt in the fourth minute on a ball that would be saved by the NIU keeper.
NIU would get their first shot of the game in the 11th minute and starting keeper, Erin Beurket (Milford, Ohio) would make the save.
After not much offensive action for the next 10 minutes, the Bobcats would get the next shot of the game in the 21st minute when Allie Curry (Fairfield, Ohio) fired the ball, but it was blocked by the NIU defense.
In the 28th minute, NIU would take a corner, setting up another shot for the Huskies, however the ball would go wide of the net, keeping the score tied at 0-0.
In the 31st minute, the Huskies would finally strike. After Allie Ingram would fire a shot that Beurket would save, Natalie Yass would get the rebound and fire it into the Ohio net, putting NIU up 1-0.
NIU would get another shot in the final seconds of the first half, with the ball going wide and sending the game to halftime with NIU leading 1-0.
Through the first 45 minutes, the Bobcats registered two shots with one shot on goal, while NIU registered five shots with three of them on goal.
The Bobcats would get the first shot of the second half when in the 51st minute of the game, Hannah Jaggers (Taylorsville, Ky.) would make an attempt, but the ball would go wide of the net.
The Huskies registered their first shot of the half in the 62nd minute on a ball that would go wide of the net. They would add another shot in the 67th minute, however that ball would also go wide of the net.
In the final minute, NIU would get another shot off, on a ball that would force Beurket to make the save. However, the Bobcats would be unable to get the equalizer and would fall by the final of 1-0.
Overall, the Bobcats recorded three shots, with Leckie registering a shot and a shot on goal, while Curry and Jaggers both recorded a shot.
In net, Beurket allowed one goal and made three saves on nine shots faced.
The Bobcats return to action next week to complete their home slate. The Bobcats will host Bowling Green on Thursday, Oct. 19. First touch is set for 3 p.m. Ohio will close out the home slate on Sunday, Oct. 22 against Toledo at 1 p.m. Sunday will serve as the Bobcats' Senior Day.