September 17, 2019

Etling Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week


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COLUMBUS, Ohio-Devyn Etling, a sophomore on the Ohio State men’s soccer team, earned Big Ten men’s soccer offensive player of the week honors Tuesday following the Buckeyes road win over No. 25 Bowling Green last week.

Ohio State (4-1) knocked off the Falcons 2-1 with Etling scoring the game-tying goal late in the first half and then assisting on the game winner by senior Jack Holland in the second 45.

The win was the first for the Buckeyes over a ranked team since a 2-1 win over No. 8 Michigan State on the road Nov. 5, 2017.

Etling credits his teammates for the individual success the Buckeyes have received the last two weeks.

“It’s always an honor to receive an award,” Etling said. “We’ve won the B1G offensive player of the week in back-to-back weeks, which shows just how well we are playing as a team. My team deserves just as much credit, because without our team as a whole I would not find my success.”

The victory over Bowling Green also was the second of the the year for the Buckeyes over an Ohio opponent on the road. The Buckeyes had not defeated two in-state opponents away from Columbus in the same season since 1997.

Etling and Holland are tied for the team lead with three goals each heading into the game at South Florida tonight (7 p.m.).

The award for Etling is the second for the Buckeyes this season. Junior Joe Ortiz was named the league’s offensive player of the week Sept. 10. Read about Ortiz HERE.