Oct. 13, 2017
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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 17 Ohio State men’s soccer team travels to face No. 1 Indiana at 3 p.m. ET Tuesday at Bill Armstrong Stadium in Bloomington, Ind. The Buckeyes (7-4-1, 3-2-0 B1G) are returning to action after falling, 1-0, at Oakland on Tuesday in Rochester, Mich. The match vs. the top-ranked Hoosiers (11-0-2, 3-0-2 B1G) will be streamed on BTN Plus ($).
Sunday, Oct. 15 | No. 17 Ohio State at No. 1 Indiana | 3 p.m. ET
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DID YOU KNOW?
- The Buckeyes sit in sixth place in the Big Ten standings with nine points with three weeks to go in the regular season.
- The team is ranked No. 17 by TopDrawerSoccer.com and receiving votes in the United Soccer Coaches national poll.
- Ohio State will play four games in the month of October against Top 25 teams, including three in the Top 10.
- The Scarlet and Gray broke the program-record for consecutive shutouts (6) from Sept. 1-22. The team went 6-0-1 in the month of September.
BUCKEYES IN A NUTSHELL
- Ohio State ranks No. 16 in the second RPI poll of 2017. Seven 2017 opponents sit in the Top 40.
- The Buckeyes hit the road for the second time this week after dropping a 1-0 match at Oakland on Tuesday.
- Last time out in Big Ten play, the Buckeyes fell, 1-0, at home against No. 2 Maryland last Friday in Columbus.
- Abdi Mohamed leads the Buckeyes with 10 points this year (3g, 4a). Nine different Buckeyes have netted goals this fall. Parker Siegfried is 7-4-1 with a 0.77 GAA and seven shutouts.
- Nate Kohl was named a Senior CLASS Award Candidate. Ohio State has won the award in two of the last three years.
- Siegfried was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this year on Tuesday. He made a career-high 10 saves against No. 2 Maryland last Friday.
- Joshua Jackson-Ketchup was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, while Siegfried was honored as Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Sept. 5. Jackson-Ketchup has seven points this season (3g, 1a).
- The Buckeyes return four starters from the 2016 squad and welcome 18 newcomers. Fifteen of the 18 newcomers are freshmen.
- The Scarlet and Gray bring back their leading point scorer in Kohl, a second team All-Big Ten selection with 14 points (6g, 2a), a year ago. Mohamed, honored as a second team selection, also returns after scoring 11 points (4g, 3a). Siegfried is back too after earning All-Big Ten Freshmen honors in 2016.
- The Buckeyes were picked seventh in the Big Ten preseason poll. Maryland was the preseason favorite followed by Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan and Penn State.
- Robertson joined Kohl and Mohamed on the Big Ten Preseason Honor List.
- The 2017 incoming class ranked seventh in the country by College Soccer News. The Buckeyes were one of four schools in the nation to have three straight Top 10 classes along with North Carolina, Wake Forest and Virginia. The group hails from three different countries, while five members are natives of Ohio. The incoming Buckeyes feature seven defenders, five forwards, four midfielders and two goalkeepers.
EDGED BY MARYLAND
Ohio State fell, 1-0, against No. 2 Maryland last time out Oct. 6 in Columbus. The match was scoreless for more than 84 minutes until the Terrapins scored in the 85th minute when Sebastian Elney finished off a cross from Jake Rozhansky at 84:25 from six yards out for the 1-0 advantage. Amar Sejdic began the chance with a run from the far side for the second assist. That would be the deciding factor tonight as Maryland outshot the Buckeyes, 23-9, with a 5-2 lead in corners. Parker Siegfried made a career-high 10 saves, including two penalty stops in the second half. Hunter Robertson started in his 75th career game, which leads all active Buckeyes.
LAST TIME OUT
Despite controlling possession for the majority of the match, Ohio State fell, 1-0, at Oakland Tuesday night at Oakland Soccer Field. The Buckeyes had several great looks at goal throughout the 90 minutes of play, including two strikes that went off the crossbar, but dropped their first non-conference road match of 2017. Abdi Mohamed had a penalty kick rattle off the cross bar in the 32nd minute, while Alex Nichols had a strike from 20 yards out go off the bar too in the 88th minute.
ON THE ROAD
- The Buckeyes are 2-2 on the road in this season.
- The OSU defense has collected two shutouts and are holding opponents to 1.50 goals per game and 9.5 shots per game.
- Abdi Mohamed has three points (1g, 1a) with 11 shots, including six on goal.
SCOUTING THE HOOSIERS
Indiana is ranked as the top team in the country by the United Soccer Coaches Association. The Hoosiers sit at 11-0-2 overall and 3-0-2 in Big Ten play. Last time out, Indiana won, 2-0, against No. 19 Kentucky on Wednesday in Bloomington, Ind. The Hoosiers are outscoring their opponents, 32-2, and haven’t allowed a goal since a 1-1 tie against No. 18 Michigan Sept. 13. Freshman goalkeeper Trey Muse is leading the country in shutouts (11), save percentage (.944) and goals-against average (.148). Mason Toye has 13 points (6g, 1a) followed by Andrew Gutman (5g, 1a) and Cory Thomas (4g, 3a) with 11 points.
OHIO STATE VS. INDIANA
The Hoosiers lead the all-time series, 50-7-3. The Buckeyes and Indiana battled to a 2-2 double overtime draw in the last meeting during the 2016 campaign in Columbus. Nate Kohl scored a goal vs. the Hoosiers, while Parker Siegfried made five saves in the home contest. In 2015, the Buckeyes won, 1-0, after scoring a penalty kick in overtime. That big win over the Hoosiers would ignite the team’s run to their fourth Big Ten title in school history.
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Oct. 15, 2016 – Indiana 2, Ohio State (2OT)
Oct. 10, 2015 – Ohio State 1, Indiana 0 (OT)
Nov. 14, 2014 – Indiana 2, Ohio State 1
Oct. 12, 2014 – Indiana 2, Ohio State 1
Sept. 29, 2013 – Indiana 2, Ohio State 0
A LOOK BACK AT THE SHUTOUT STREAK
- Ohio State broke the program-record for consecutive shutouts with six straight clean sheets from Sept. 1-22. The team past the 2007 College Cup squad who had five-consecutive shutouts 10 years ago.
- The streak was snapped last time out in a 2-2 double overtime draw vs. Detroit Mercy on Tuesday.
- The Buckeyes went a span of 605:14 without allowing a goal.
- Ohio State outscored its opponents, 10-0.
- The OSU defense limited opponents to 8.8 shots per game and only 2.33 shots on goal per game.
- Twenty Buckeyes recorded minutes during the shutout streak.
- Seven different members scored points.
- Siegfried made 14 saves, including five in the second half against Bowling Green Sept. 22.
Ohio State hosts Syracuse Oct. 18 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Admission is free.