Please note box score is not entirely accurate as Cincinnati players did not wear uniform numbers
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team used four first-half goals to take down Cincinnati 5-1 Sunday night in preseason exhibition action at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in front of 429 fans. Andrew Magill and Doug Verhoff each finished the night with four points, as Magill posted a goal and two assists and Verhoff added a pair of scores. The Buckeyes are 1-0 in exhibition play, while the Bearcats drop to 0-1 with one final preseason tune-up on each team’s schedule.
Verhoff started the scoring spree early in the seventh minute with a header from five yards out off a free kick from the left side by Magill. Konrad Warzycha then continued the scoring in the 12th minute when he trapped a loose ball just outside the six-yard box and finished far post to stretch the lead to 2-0.
Just over five minutes later, Verhoff added his second tally when Magill crossed a corner kick from left to right for David Tiemstra to head back into the box. Verhoff connected with a header that sent the ball into the left side for the early 3-0 lead.
Freshman Sebastian Rivas continued the scoring onslaught with the final goal of the period in the 36th minute. Joshua Breto crossed the ball atop the penalty area to Rivas on the right side for him to finish through the lower right 90.
Cincinnati posted its lone goal of the game just over four minutes out of the intermission off a penalty kick by Judson McKinney following a Buckeye foul in the penalty area. McKinney stuffed the ball into the left side of the net as keeper Ryan Dalton went to the opposite side.
Magill stretched the lead back to four, however, midway through the 54th minute with assists by Warzycha and rookie Austin McAnena. Warzycha collected the cross from McAnena and flicked it over to Magill who got the shot off from six yards out to cement the 5-1 win.
Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Matt Lampson started the game between the pipes for Ohio State, holding the Bearcats scoreless for the first 45 minutes of action.
UP NEXT: The Buckeyes wrap up preseason play at 7 p.m. Friday against Louisville in Fort Wayne, Ind. They open the regular season Sept. 4 with the annual Bert and Iris Wolstein Classic in Columbus. Penn State and Cal State Fullerton take the field first at 5 p.m., followed by Ohio State and Gonzaga at 7:30 p.m. Admission for the tournament, and throughout the season, is free.