September 21, 2022

No. 13 Ohio State, Cleveland State Draw 0-0


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 13 Ohio State (5-0-3) and host Cleveland State (4-1-2) went 90 minutes Wednesday without either team finding the back of the net at Krenzler Field.

With the 0-0 result, Ohio State tied a school record for most games to start a season without a loss at eight. The 2009 team started 5-0-3 as well.


  • The Buckeyes are off to the best start of a season (5-0-3) since 2009 when the team started 5-0-3 as well. Here are the best starts to a season in OSU history:
    * 1977 (7-0-0/1.000)
    * 2001 (6-0-1/.929)
    * 2022 (5-0-3/.813)
    * 2009 (5-0-3/.813)
  • Redshirt freshman keeper Max Trejo has played the last three games and has posted a 1-2 record with draws at Akron (3-3) and Cleveland State. The Buckeyes downed No. 15 Indiana last Sunday in Columbus (2-1) with Trejo between the pipes.
  • The shutout vs. the Vikings was the fifth of the season for the Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State played three-consecutive Top 15 opponents prior to facing the Vikings. Ohio State defeated No. 12 Butler Sept. 9 (2-0) then battled to a 3-all draw at No. 14 Akron Sept. 13 before knocking off No. 15 Indiana Sunday in Columbus (2-1). S
  • Senior Xavier Green was named the Co-Offensive Player of the Week by the Big Ten Tuesday after scoring goals at No. 14 Akron (T, 3-3) and vs. No. 15 Indiana (W, 2-1). His efforts also earned him a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer Team of the Week (Sept. 18).
  • Freshman Marko Borkovic also was recognized Sept. 13 by the league office when he was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week after putting Ohio State on the board first with a goal in the second half vs. Butler, his third of the season.
  • Borkovic leads the Big Ten in game-winning goals with two and is fourth in goals (3).
  • The Big Ten named Wootton its Offensive Player of the Week Aug. 30 for his efforts in the Wolstein Classic.
  • Wootton, Deylen Vellios and Owen Sullivan are the designated captains for the 2022 season.
  • Ohio State has won 10 of the last 13 games played in the series with Cleveland State. The Buckeyes had not traveled to face the Vikings since 2001, a 1-0 win for the Buckeyes (10/10/01).

Up Next:

No. 13 Ohio State travels to No. 9 Maryland for a 1 p.m. Top 15 Big Ten Conference matchup in College Park Sunday.