Sept. 6, 2015
Glenn Warner Soccer Facility
Ohio State (1-3) 0, Navy (2-1-1) 3
COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a hard-fought road match, the Ohio State men’s soccer team fell at Navy, 3-0, at Glenn Warner Soccer Facility in Annapolis, Md. The Buckeyes fall to 1-3-0 on the season after their first road trip of the 2015 campaign, while the Midshipmen improve to 2-1-1 overall.
Navy scored in the 36th minute when Aubrey Jones found the back of the net from 10 yards out from the far side when his shot hit the post and bounced into goal for the 1-0 lead.
The Buckeyes’ best chance of the day came in the 60th minute when Marcus McCrary sent a low cross to Danny Jensen in front of net, but his shot from eight yards out was denied as Navy keeper Jackson Morgan came out to make the big save for the home squad.
Down a man for the final 19 minutes of regulation, Ohio State continued to battle, but Navy was able to score two additional goals. The Midshipmen extended their lead to 2-0 when Derek Vogel headed in a goal following a pass by Brock Dudley from midfield in the 76th minute of play. In the 82nd minute, Thomas Shiiba scored outside the 18 for the team’s third goal of the evening.
In the first half, Ohio State had several chances vs. Navy. Kenny Cunningham found McCrary on the far side, but his shot deflected off the side of the net from six yards out in the 29th minute. Following back-to-back free kicks by Liam Doyle, McCrary sent a cross to an open Jacob Duska, but the Navy defender cleared it away to deny the OSU chance in the 40th minute. Duska volleyed a shot that went high over the bar to end the first half. Two corners by OSU were cleared away.
Froschauer, who denied a penalty kick attempt in the contest, made two saves but falls to 1-3 on the year. Overall, shots were 11-7 in favor of Navy and the Midshipmen had 5-3 advantage in corners. Redshirt sophomore goalkeeper Max Swartz replaced Froschauer in the final three minutes in his first career appearance. Steven Munn, Fikayo Idowu and Duska also saw their first action in the Scarlet and Gray.
Ohio State will next prepare to open Big Ten play on the road at Northwestern Sept. 11. The match vs. the Wildcats will be played at Toyota Park, home of the Chicago Fire, in Bridgeview, Ill.