Field Hockey Rolls Past Ohio 6-2

Sep 8, 2013

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Senior Erin Schneidtmiller scored a pair of goals to help lead the University of Louisville field hockey team to a 6-2 win over Ohio University Sunday afternoon at Trager Stadium. With their third straight win, the Cardinals improve to 3-1 on the season.

"It was a great game and I'm very happy with the end result on a day like today under very hot conditions," said U of L head coach Justine Sowry. "Our focus was to stay very disciplined and to be mentally tough. We knew we were probably in better condition, especially considering that Ohio played in back-to-back games. With that being said, our combinations were fabulous. It's great that some of our more experienced and senior members of our team were finally getting some of the rewards that they deserved because they've been playing really good hockey."

The Bobcats (1-3) got on the scoreboard first when Luli Gomez Teruel connected on a penalty corner assist from Adele Sammons at the 7:19 mark in the contest.

The Cardinals answered five minutes later when freshman Lotta Kahlert dribbled into the right side of the circle and deposited a shot into the left side of the cage past Ohio goalkeeper Brittany Walker. Kahlert's first career goal tied the game at 1-1.

Louisville pulled ahead in the 20th minute when sophomore Elisa Garcia fired a penalty corner shot from the top of the circle and junior Alyssa Voelmle deflected it into the cage for her third goal of the season.

The Cards took the 2-1 lead into halftime after outshooting the Bobcats 6-1 and holding a 7-2 advantage in corners.

Seven minutes into the second half, Junior Paige Monsen notched her first goal of the season when she connected on Garcia's pass from the right side of the circle to give UofL an insurance goal.

Louisville continued to apply offensive pressure which led to back-to-back goals from Schneidtmiller. Ohio substitute goalkeeper Lina Trucco moved into the circle and dove to intercept the ball and Schneidtmiller took the loose ball and sent it across the goal line to give the Cardinals 4-1 lead.

Five minutes later, it was Schneidtmiller with another unassisted goal as she moved past Trucco who was advancing toward her and delivered a shot into the empty cage to make the score 5-1.

Senior Michelle Amon capped the Cardinal scoring in the 60th minute of the game. Freshman Shannon Sloss sent a feed from the right corner of the circle to the middle, where Amon chipped a shot over Trucco's glove in the middle of the cage.

With less than six minutes remaining in the game, Ohio was threatening to score when the ball hit a Cardinal defender as it was crossing the line. The Bobcats were awarded a penalty stroke which Gomez Teruel converted for her second goal of the game and the 6-2 final.

In the game, the Cards outshot the Bobcats 14-5 and held a 10-2 penalty corner advantage while playing in front of a season-best crowd of 521 fans. Sophomore goalkeeper Sydney King (3-1) had a save in the win. Walker had one save while Trucco had two stops for the Bobcats (1-3).

"We can still take lessons out of (this game) and we'll take a look at how we played and address that for next week," said Sowry. "Overall, I'm really happy that we had contributions all over the field."

Louisville (3-1) will hit the road for Ann Arbor, Mich., to face UC Davis Friday at 1 p.m. and the host Wolverines Saturday at 1 p.m.