Aug. 21, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team finished off the 2015 preseason with a 1-1 draw against No. 19 Xavier Friday night at the Shindigz National Soccer Festival in Fort Wayne, Ind. The Buckeyes open up the regular season against Cal State Fullerton at 7:30 p.m. ET Aug. 28 at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in the nightcap of the opening day of the 2015 Wolstein Classic.
“In the first half, Xavier applied a lot of pressure and we didn’t respond very well,” head coach John Bluem said. “We challenged our guys at halftime and it was great experience to be behind in an exhibition match and see how the guys would respond. We created chances and Liam Doyle was able to convert on a penalty kick for us in the second half. We had two or three good chances late in the game to come away for a victory as well. If we can play more consistent for the entire 90 minutes, we will be a tough team to beat this year.”
A few notes from the exhibition vs. the Musketeers: