September 29, 2021

Etling, Green Star in Double Overtime Win over No. 17 Bowling Green


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Senior Devyn Etling made his first start of the season Wednesday and made it count with a game-tying goal in the 88th minute against No. 17 Bowling Green (7-2-1) at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Etling’s goal sent the game into overtime where neither team was able to score in the first session.

In the second overtime, senior Xavier Green was called for a foul in the box setting up a Bowling Green penalty kick in the 101st minute.

Ohio State keeper Keagan McLaughlin was up to the task making the game-saving stop of Jacob Erlandson’s PK attempt.

Green used the opportunity to end the game in the 105th minute off a cross from Channing Chasten for the Ohio State win. Green took a pass from junior Channing Chasten and scored the game-winner

Ohio State (4-4-2, 0-1-0 in the Big Ten) now returns to Big Ten Conference play at Northwestern Sunday (5 p.m.).

How it Happened

Bowling Green struck first in the 52nd minute on a goal headed in by Jacob Erlandson off a Falcon free kick from about 30 yards out on the left side.

After multiple second-half chances, senior Devyn Etling got the equalizer with a header in the 87th minute. Just prior to the Buckeyes making it 1-all, Etling had a pair of chances, one of which appeared to just cross the goal line but after video review, the referee ruled it a no goal with the ball not entirely crossing the goal line.

Neither team scored in the first 10-minute overtime session. Bowling Green earned a penalty kick after Xavier Green was called for a foul in the box. The Falcon PK attempt went low to the right and Ohio State keeper Keagan McLaughlin made the right read to make the diving save to keep the Buckeyes alive. He finished with six saves in the win.

Green used the opportunity to score the game-winner in the 105th minute to give the Buckeyes their second win over a ranked intrastate opponent this season. The Buckeyes downed No. 7 Akron earlier this month.

  • Etling’s goal was his second of the season and 12th career score.
  • Green’s goal was his fifth career score, third this year and the second game-winner as a Buckeye.
  • Ohio State has been involved in seven games decided by one goal in addition to a double overtime 1-all draw vs. Creighton and a 2-0 win over Cleveland State.

Shots were tied at 4-all after 45’ with two on goal for the Falcons, both of which were stopped by Ohio State keeper Keagan McLaughlin. For the game, each team was credited with 16 shots. BG had the advantage in shots on goal (7-6) and in corners (6-5).


Postgame Interviews


  • This was the Connor Senn Memorial Match, the 19th annual on the Ohio State campus. Senn, who died 20 years ago this month of a heart condition, is remembered for his everlasting contributions to the Ohio State men’s soccer program. Senior Devyn Etling and Brian Maisonneuve, head coach of the Buckeyes, recognized Senn at the half with Senn’s No. 22 jersey. Etling is the current recipient of the Connor Senn Men’s Soccer Scholarship.
  • The Buckeyes are 19-25-4 all-time vs. Bowling Green, including a 14-9-4 record in Columbus.
  • Ohio State completed its nonconference schedule at 4-3-1.
  • Etling has played in each of the last two games off the bench after missing time with a lower body injury suffered vs. Michigan State in early April during the spring season. He made his first start of the fall season vs. the Falcons.
  • Ohio State is 38-41-116 all-time in overtime contests and 7-7-40 in double OT (5-3-25 at home).
  • The game vs. Bowling Green was played under clear skies with temperatures in the low 70s.

 Up Next

After completing a four-game homestand with the game vs. Bowling Green, the Buckeyes are on the road for three of the next four starting at Northwestern Sunday (5 p.m. ET). Wisconsin travels to Columbus Oct. 8 before road games at Indiana Oct. 12 and at Michigan State Oct. 17.

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