September 24, 2016

Ohio State Drops Road Match at Bowling Green

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Sept. 24, 2016

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio State men’s soccer team fell, 2-0, at Bowling Green Saturday night at Cochrane Stadium in Bowling Green, Ohio. With the loss, the Buckeyes drop to 3-6 overall on the season, while the Falcons improve to 6-2-1 in 2016.

BOWLING GREEN STRIKES FIRST
The Falcons scored the lone goal in the opening 45 minutes when Joe Sullivan played a cross inside the box from the right wing where a scramble occurred in front of goal. Max Auden was able to get a touch on it and found the back of the net at 7:12.

FIRST HALF CHANCES
Danny Jensen ripped a low shot from 10 yards out but was saved by BGSU goalkeeper Anthony Mwembia in the 20th minute. Christian Soldat and Nate Kohl each had headers on target, but were denied by Mwembia. At halftime, shots were 5-4 in favor of the Buckeyes.

MILLER PUSHES THE BGSU LEAD
Robert Miller returned in the game and within a minute he pushed the lead to 2-0. He capitalized on an errant pass and sent a one-timer from 12 yards out into the back left of net at 66:19.

SECOND HALF OPPORTUNITIES
Ohio State had quality possession throughout the second half, but couldn’t find a goal. Austin Bergstrom sent a shot from distance but was deflected and grabbed by saved by Mewmbia at 52:21. A header in the 68th minute, by Soldat went wide. Moments later, Yaw Amankwa gained possession and sent a through ball to the left wing where Marcus McCrary fired a shot, but was saved again by Mewmbia. A yellow card was issued to the Falcons in the 82nd minute, giving the Buckeyes a free chance by Abdi Mohamed. However, his shot sailed over the crossbar. The Falcons handled the Ohio State pressure in the second half and denied any clean look at goal. Mohamed had the Buckeyes’ final chance at goal but his shot from the near side caromed off the bar in the 90th minute.

UP NEXT
Ohio State hosts SIUE at 7 p.m. ET Sept. 28 at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

MATCH NOTES

  • Ohio State drops to 16-25-3 all-time vs. the Falcons. The loss tonight is the first againstBowling Green since the 2005 campaign.
  • The Buckeyes are now 0-4 in road matches this season.
  •  Ohio State led in shots 16-0 lead in shots, including a 5-3 advantage in shots on goal.
  • Both teams earned two corners.
  •  Marcus McCrary had a season-high three shots in 33 minutes off the bench.