September 11, 2018

Ohio State Battles Bowling Green to 1-1 Double OT Draw

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team battled Bowling Green to a 1-1 double overtime draw Tuesday night at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Sophomore Joshua Jackson-Ketchup gave the Scarlet and Gray the lead in the 72nd minute with his first goal of the season, but the Falcons were able to find an equalizer with nine seconds to go in regulation off a goal by Zach Buescher to send it into overtime. Both teams could not find another goal as the match ended in a draw following two overtime periods. Ohio State moves to 1-4-1 overall, while the Falcons are now 1-3-2 in 2018. Goalkeeper Parker Siegfried finished with four saves, including two in overtime.

QUOTE FROM COACH
“I think every game we can definitely take something away and it was just a tough-tying goal tonight,” head coach Brian Maisonneuve said. “I give the guys a lot of credit. A lot of the time, you lose those games in overtime because you’re deflated, but they found a way to keep the tie. I’m proud of them for that and we need to continue to work on dealing with that pressure and grow from what we saw here tonight.”

KETCHUP GIVES OSU THE LEAD
Ketchup, from Margate, Fla., broke the even tides when he got the Scarlet and Gray on the board in the 72nd minute off a Buckeye corner. The sophomore midfielder buried a rebound from 12 yards out into the back upper left of net for the 1-0 lead at 71:38. Classmate Jacob Goyen was credited with the assist, the first of his career.

“Goyen whipped it in and coach always tells us in practice to be ready for the rebound and it was set up perfectly for me,” Jackson-Ketchup said. “I knew this was going to be one of my only chances so I struck it as hard as I possibly could and it just happened to go upper 90. It was an amazing feeling.”

BOWLING GREEN LAST SECOND EQUALIZER
The Falcons went on the attack following the goal by Jackson-Ketchup and found an equalizer with just nine seconds to go in regulation. A loose ball found the foot of Buescher at the top of the box and he buried a shot into the right upper 90 at 89:51 to send the game into overtime.

OT TALK
Jackson-Ketchup curved in a shot from 20 yards out that just missed finding net at the far post with under a minute to go in the first OT period. The Falcons had a 3-1 lead in shots in the first OT period, while Siegfried made his third save of the match at 92:01. Siegfried made a big save in the second overtime period at

SCORELESS FIRST HALF
Ohio State controlled the majority of the possession in the first 45 minutes and held a 6-1 lead in shots. Jackson-Ketchup ripped a shot from the near side at 26:50 but it sailed high over the bar. Xavier Green had the first shot on goal in the 36th minute, however, it was saved by BGSU keeper Anthony Mwembia. Devyn Etling had the best opportunity in the first half when he connected on a header from six yards out, but it just missed the frame as the shot went high over the bar.

STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
SHOTS: Bowling Green 17, Ohio State 11
CORNERS: Bowling Green 8, Ohio State 8
FOULS: Bowling Green 12, Ohio State 9
SAVES: Bowling Green 1, Ohio State 5

UP NEXT
Ohio State begins Big Ten play at Penn State at 1 p.m. Sunday in University Park, Pa. The contest will be streamed on BTN Plus ($).