April 16, 2019

Buckeyes Claim Columbus Crew SC Spring League Title



COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team claimed the inaugural Crew SC Spring College League championship on Sunday with a 3-2 win over Bowling Green at Fortress Obetz.

The league, which consisted of eight NCAA Division I teams from the Midwest region, kicked off on March 9 and was comprised of two groups, with each team playing three round-robin-style matches before being placed into the final match against its respective counterpart from the opposite group base on standings.


Led by second-year head coach Brian Maisonneuve, the Buckeyes went a perfect 3-0 in the Black Group before winning the finals, 3-2, over Bowling Green. Rising senior Jack Holland scored two goals to be named the League’s Final Game MVP, while rising sophomore Xavier Green scored the game-winning goal in the second half.

“The Crew Spring League was a great event,” Maisonneuve said. “To have competition in the spring was good for our team development. It added a little more to our daily training and preparation. Thanks to the Columbus Crew for all their work in putting it together.”

Devyn Etling and Matteo Bennati were each named to the Best XI. Etling scored three goals, while Beannati had a pair of goals. To view more photos of the championship match click here.

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