A tough, physical loss to Kentucky wrapped up a rough weekend for Ohio.
Kentucky (4-4-0) came into Chessa Field and forced Ohio (3-4-0) to keep up with the Wildcats' aggressive play, but the Bobcats simply couldn't, falling to the Wildcats 3-0.
The loss marked three straight losses for the Bobcats, who had started off the season strong with a 3-1 record.
The Bobcats were unable to stop Kentucky’s nonstop attack and were outshot 19-6, which included only three shots on goal to the Wildcats' nine.
Sunday’s game saw Ohio’s keepers split time once again, with Sydney Malham starting the game and Erin Beurket in the net at full time.
Despite the aggression from the Wildcats, the Bobcats were able to hold them scoreless until the 30th minute, when Jessica Lozo laced a shot in the upper left corner, just beyond the hands of a diving Malham.
In the second half, Ohio brought some aggressive play of their own, including multiple physical defensive plays from Hannah Jaggers.
It was not enough, however, for the Bobcats. With time winding down, Kentucky scored two late goals to seal the game.
Ohio's game against Marshall on Friday was a much more even affair, with both teams getting six shots on goal.
In another physical affair for the Bobcats, the two squads battled early and worked defensively to get control.
The lone goal of the game came in the 33rd minute off the leg of Gabby Powers and into the top right corner, just past the arms of Malham.
Ohio tried to answer back in the second half by increasing the pace of the game, leading to impressive shots on goal from Jaggers, Celeste Fushimi-Karns and Courtney Daugerdas, but they were unable to find the twine.
The loss at Marshall also continues Ohio’s struggles on the road — the Bobcats have no wins away from Athens this season.
The Bobcats will look to get their season back on track when they go on the road Friday to take on Dayton (3-4-0).