Oct. 26, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team battled at Kentucky Wednesday night at The Bell but fell, 1-0, against the Wildcats to drop to 7-8-1 in 2017. Noah Hutchins’ late goal gave Kentucky the 1-0 lead in the 85th minute to seal the victory. The Buckeyes close out the regular season at 1 p.m. Sunday against Wisconsin at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
GAMEWINNER BY UK
With the Buckeyes down 10 men after a red card, Hutchins scored his third goal of the season at 84:55 when he dribbled into the box and slotted a shot into the back of the let from 12 yards out to put the Wildcats ahead, 1-0.
LIMITED FIRST HALF
The first half was evenly matched on a chilly night in Lexington, Ky. Shot were 2-2. Freshman goalkeeper Xavier Kennedy made a diving save at 19:49 from his right when Aime Mabika struck a shot from 23 yards out. Kennedy, making his second start for the Buckeyes, made a season-high five saves in the match. On the offensive side, Nate Kohl tried to connect on a far cross from Abdi Mohamed in the 28th minute, but his header sailed high over the bar. Both defenses stayed organized in the back and kept both offenses limited to keep it knotted at 0-0 at half.
SECOND HALF HIGHLIGHTS
Ohio State concludes the 2017 regular season vs. Wisconsin at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The contest vs. the Badgers will be Senior Day and, as always, admission is free.