September 24, 2019

Mountaineers Prevail 4-1 Over Buckeyes

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes (5-3) fell to West Virginia (5-2-1), 4-1, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

MATCH SUMMARY

  • The Mountaineers showed their quickness right from the start, firing off multiple shots before Parker Siegfried was called for a penalty in his box and West Virginia went up 1-0 in the 18th minute on a penalty kick.
  • Ohio State created multiple chances to score but the West Virginia defense held firm all the way through the first half to go into the locker room with the lead.
  • Coming out of the half, the Buckeyes found life as they drew a corner kick in the 50th minute. Jack Holland lined up and fired a great ball into the box as Mitch Bergman leapt past his defender to head the ball into the near corner and score the equalizer.
  • West Virginia struck back quickly in the 53rd minute creating traffic in front of the net that led to an own goal and a 2-1 lead.
  • The Mountaineers would add on two more scores before the night was over, defeating Ohio State 4-1.

MATCH NOTES

  • Junior Mitch Bergman scored his first goal of the season and the second of his career.
  • Jack Holland tallied his team leading fourth assist of the year.
  • Holland ranks second on the team with 10 points this season, behind Devyn Etling’s 11.

STATISTICALLY SPEAKING

Shots: West Virginia 12, Ohio State 8

Saves: Ohio State 1, West Virginia 1

Shots on Goal: West Virginia 4, Ohio State 2

Corner Kicks: Ohio State 5, West Virginia 4

 

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Ohio State hits the road for its second Big Ten contest of the season at Northwestern Friday (8 p.m.)

 

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