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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State (4-1) defeated No. 25 Bowling Green (3-1-1) with a 2-1 decision after waiting two hours for lightning and rain to pass. The Buckeye offense has caught fire on their four match win streak, with both Jack Holland and Devyn Etling netting their third goals of the year.
- The Falcons took the lead early, jumping on the Ohio State defense in the third minute to go up 1-0.
- Bowling Green had a couple more opportunities early on before the Buckeyes started to warm up and create pressure of their own, putting in three good shots and earning three corners 28 minutes in.
- Ohio State continued its onslaught and took advantage of some ill-timed help from the Falcon keeper when Devyn Etling fired a shot from 25 yards out from the far side that found the mark and tied the match.
- The Buckeyes closed the half still on the attack, tallying 10 shots with six of them on the mark through 45 minutes.
- The second half was a continuation of the first, with each team trading blows in the early minutes.
- In the 64th minute from the top of the box, Devyn Etling slid a pass to Jack Holland in traffic who loaded up and snuck the ball in the low right corner to take the lead.
- Ohio State maintained possession in the waning minutes, fighting off the Falcons final attempts before the clock struck 90.
- Devyn Etling scored his third goal of the season and sixth of his career. Etling also picked up his first assist on the year.
- Jack Holland netted his third goal of the year and fourth of his career.
- The last time the Buckeyes won four consecutive games was in 2017.
- The last time Ohio State beat a ranked opponent was No. 8 Michigan State (2-1) on 11/5/17.
- The win tonight moves the all-time record versus Bowling Green to 18-25-4.
- Ohio State is now 22-63-18 when playing ranked teams.
Shots: Ohio State 12, BGSU 8
Saves: BGSU 5, Ohio State 2
Shots on Goal: Ohio State 7, BGSU 3
Corner Kicks: Ohio State 10, BGSU 1
The Buckeyes hit the road to take on USF (3-1) on Tuesday, Sept. 17th at 7 p.m. in Tampa, Florida.