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Ohio's Ella Bianco (#14) kicks the ball during the Ohio versus Northern Kentucy match at Chessa Field on Thursday, Sep. 9, 2021. Ohio lost 1-0.

Soccer: Ohio hosts Buffalo in its first conference match on Thursday

Correction appended.

Ohio (4-3) heads home on Thursday to face its first Mid-American Conference opponent of the season, Buffalo (6-1). The Bobcats look to bounce back from a tough loss against Western Carolina on Sunday.

Here’s what you need to know:

Match Notes & Information

Opponent - Buffalo

Date and Time - Sept. 23, 4 p.m.

Venue - Chessa Field

- Ohio is 4-7-1 against Buffalo since 2010 and has lost the last three matches

- The Bulls are on a six-match winning streak

- Buffalo tops the rankings of the MAC, and Ohio sits fourth

Player to watch: Graduate Student Marcy Barberic. Barbaric more than doubles her second-closest teammate in points, leading the pack with 16.

Notes on Ohio

- The Bobcats have both scored and allowed eight goals on the season

- Ohio has 116 shots attempted, nearly 20 more than Buffalo

- The Bobcats average 16.6 shots per match

Player to watch: Senior Haley Miller ties the team lead in shots, with 17, and shots on goal, with eight, in only 423 minutes. 


Correction: A previous headline of this article stated that Ohio was heading into its first nonconference game, when it should’ve said first conference game. This article has been updated to reflect the most accurate information.

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