Sept. 5, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team suffered its third overtime loss of the season, falling 2-1, in double OT at Oregon State Monday afternoon in Corvallis, Ore. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 0-4-0 overall, while the Beavers improve to 3-0-1 in 2016.
BUCKEYES GET ON THE BOARD
After a frustrating start to the 2016 season, the Buckeyes finally found their first goal of the year in the first half against the Beavers. In the 28th minute, junior forward Marcus McCrary sent a through ball to junior forward Nate Kohl, who took a beautiful touch around a Beaver defender and finished with a netter between the keeper’s legs at 27:30. The goal marked the first of Kohl’s collegiate career, who sat out the 2015 campaign after transferring from Michigan.
BEAVERS WITH THE EQUALIZER
Oregon State leveled the contest at 1-all in the 64 minute when David Morgan had a driving run into the box and played it over Jordan Jones, who finished with a goal into the back right of net at 63:56.
ROBERTSON WITH A LATE CHANCE IN REGULATION
The Buckeyes collected a season-high 12 corners, including seven in the second-half, but failed to convert a goal off a set piece situation. The Scarlet and Gray earned back-to-back corners in the 88th minute and had the best chance for a winner late in regulation. On the second corner attempt, junior defender Hunter Robertson leaped and headed a shot on target, but Oregon State’s Timmy Mueller reacted quickly and made the save on the goal line to keep it at 1-1 and force overtime.
OREGON STATE’S GAME-WINNER
After limited action in the first overtime, the Beavers scored the game-winner 18 seconds into the second OT period. Don Tichliao ran past multiple Ohio State defenders into the box and finished with an unassisted score at 100:18 to end the first meeting between the two programs.
Ohio State opens Big Ten play hosting Northwestern at 7:30 p.m. ET Friday at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.