Ohio Soccer ends Buffalo’s six-game winning streak


ATHENS, Ohio – The Ohio football team (5-3-0, 1-0 MAC) opened the Mid-American Conference game Thursday afternoon at Chessa Field, ending the six-game winning streak of Buffalo (6-2-0, 0-1 MAC), defeating the Bulls thanks to a late goal from the senior Haley miller (Cincinnati, Ohio).

“It was a very good victory”, head coach Aaron Rodgers noted. “It’s very satisfying. I mean, the players, they worked hard. It’s very good and satisfying to be able to put in such a performance, especially after a game last Sunday against Western Carolina where we weren’t up to it. our best. We were able to refocus and come back to what we know we can do. We were strong mentally, and we showed that today we have shown that resilience. Giving up one goal and then scoring less than two minutes later was a tremendous testament to the players, their courage and their resilience. “

Buffalo struck first, taking an early 1-0 in the eighth minute on a Tess Ford goal on an assist from Abbey Callaghan on their first corner kick.

Ohio responded a minute later when the Bobcats smashed the net and transferred the graduates Madison Clayton (Waynesburg, Pa.) Scored on a senior assist Abby Townsend (Powell, Ohio).

After the first two goals, the attacking attack slowed down for the remainder of the rainy first half. As the two teams battled late in the second half, the Bobcats eventually broke the tie in the 82sd minute, Wen Clayton perfectly placed a ball from the right side to a jumping Miller, who directed the ball past the Buffalo diving goalie, giving Ohio the 2-1 lead.

The Bobcats’ defense held on for the remaining seven minutes, avoiding a few changes at Buffalo, helping to seal the 2-1 victory.

Overall, both teams recorded eight shots, with Ohio scoring seven on goal against five for UB. Meanwhile, Buffalo attempted nine corners, capitalizing on one.

Individually, Clayton finished the game with one goal and one assist on one shot, while Townsend added an assist while making four shots with four on goal. Miller added a goal from a shot.

In net, senior Sam wexell (Irwin, Ohio) started next, tackling the 90 minutes, allowing one goal and making three saves.

The Bobcats will continue the MAC game on Sunday, September 26 when they travel to Akron, Ohio to take on the Zips. The kick-off is set at 1 p.m.

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