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Sept. 17, 2012

Match #8: Ohio State at Louisville
Tuesday, Sept. 18 | 7 p.m. | Cardinal Park
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team looks for its third win in a row when it meets Louisville at 7 p.m. Tuesday night at Cardinal Park in Louisville, Ky. The Buckeyes sit at 3-3-1 on the season after defeating DePaul Friday evening and currently have four players with a team-leading two goals to their credit.

LIVE ACTION

  • Live video will be available via UofLsports.com, and linked through the front page and men’s soccer schedule page of OhioStateBuckeyes.com.
  • The live stats link also can be found there with additional updates available on Twitter (@OhioState_MSOC).

SETTING THE SCENE

SCOUTING THE CARDINALS

  • The Cardinals enter the game Tuesday with an overall record of 3-3-0 after splitting a pair of games last week. They defeated Wake Forest 3-2 in double overtime and before falling to Kentucky, 1-0.
  • Three Cardinals lead the team in scoring with Greg Cochrane, Ryan Smith and Dylan Mares all holding four points to their credit. Cochrane and Smith have each scored two goals while Mares has one goal and two assists.
  • Cardinal keeper Joachim Ball owns a 1.30 goals against average with one shutout on the year.
  • Series history: Ohio State holds a narrow 7-6-3 edge in the series, although the Cardinals have won the last two in the. The Cardinals own a 5-2-2 record at home against the Buckeyes.

LAST TIME OUT

  • The Buckeyes defeated DePaul 2-1 Friday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • Louie Berra and Kenny Cunningham tallied the Buckeye scores, lifting the team to its second victory in a row and a 3-3-1 record on the season, while the Blue Demons drop to 2-4-0 on the year.
  • Berra’s goal came midway through the first half and allowed the Buckeyes a little breathing room after a back and forth half. Cunningham then seemingly put the game away in the opening ticks of the 90th minute; however, DePaul added a goal with two seconds remaining to foil what would have been the team’s first shutout of the year.
  • Alex Wimmer made his fourth start of the season between the pipes and ended the night with eight saves, including one in the 88th minute which kept the Blue Demons from leveling the score at one.

UP NEXT

  • Ohio State opens the Big Ten season at 1 p.m. Sunday against Indiana at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
  • The game will be televised live on BTN with Dan Kelly and Kevin Egan calling the action.
  • Prior to the contest, players and coaches from both teams will participate in the third annual Kids Kicking Cancer clinic at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. Photos from last year’s event can be viewed here