November 4, 2022

Ohio State Advances on Etling Goal in 90th Minute


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Devyn Etling has waited six years for a chance for a home win in the Big Ten Tournament and he made sure he and the Buckeyes earned one Friday. Etling scored in the 90th minute to lead the Buckeyes to a 1-0 regulation victory over Michigan State at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in front of a crowd of 2,137.

Ohio State (10-2-5), the No. 3 seed in the 2022 Big Ten Tournament moved past the No. 6 Spartans (6-9-2) and will now face No. 2 Rutgers next Wednesday in the semifinals. The Buckeyes will travel to Piscataway to take on the Scarlet Knights. Rutgers and No. 7 Wisconsin were tied 0-0 after regulation and following two 10-minute overtime periods. The Scarlet Knights advances on penalty kicks, 5-4.

How it Happened

Ohio State had several opportunities in the first half but could not get one past the Michigan State keeper. The Buckeyes led 7-2 in shots and 3-0 in shots on goal.

The Buckeyes continued to pressure the Spartans in the second half but were not able to get anything to find the back of the net until Devyn Etling headed in the game winner with under a minute to play in regulation for the 1-0 win. Etling has scored the last three goals for the Buckeyes in this his sixth year with the program.

Parker Grinstead and Deylen Vellios assisted on Etling’s goal.

The Buckeyes finished with 16 shots with seven on goal while holding the Spartans for five shots and just two on net.

Ohio State keeper Keagan McLaughlin was again stellar between the pipes with two saves for his fifth shutout of the season.

  • Ranked No. 18 nationally, Ohio State entered the 2022 Big Ten Tournament as the No. 3 seed. The Buckeyes are 21-26-2 all-time in the league tournament, including a 4-4 record as the No. 3 seed.
  • The Buckeyes are 5-5 in league tournament play vs. the Spartans and when playing in Columbus, Ohio State is 10-4 in BTT competition.
  • Ohio State last played host to a league tournament game in 2015 as the No. 1 seed. The Buckeyes defeated Penn State (1-0, ot) and Rutgers (4-0) before a loss to Maryland (0-2).
  • Earlier in the day the Big Ten Conference announced the 2022 All-Big Ten honors. For Ohio State, Laurence Wootton was named the Midfielder of the Year and Keagan McLaughlin earned the Goalkeeper of the Year Award. Both were First Team All-Big Ten selections. Xavier Green and Anthony Samways were tabbed Second Team All-Big Ten while rookies Tanner Creech and Luciano Pechota earned spots on the All-Freshman Team. Pechota was a unanimous selection by the league coaches. Brayden Durbin was named Ohio State’s Sportsmanship Award winner.
  • The Buckeyes, 8-0-2 in Columbus, finished 7-0-2 at home during the 2022 regular season. Ohio State was 8-0-1 in 2010 and 4-0-1 in 1974 and 4-0-0 in both 1965 and 1967 to mark the only other undefeated home seasons in Ohio State history. The eight home wins this year are the most since a 10-2-2 record at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in 2015.
  • Ohio State is now 10-2-5 overall, the most wins since the 2015 team posted a 13-7-3 overall record. The Buckeyes have won 10 or more games in a season 20 times previously.
  • Ohio State’s regular-season record (9-2-5) is tied for the best in program history in terms of fewest losses. The Buckeyes tied the previous best regular-season record (7-2-0) posted by the 1967 Buckeyes. The 2022 record of 9-2-5 also is the best in the Big Ten era (1991-present). Previously, the 2007 teams had the fewest losses in a season at 17-4-5.

Up Next

The No. 3 Buckeyes travel to No. 2 Rutgers in the 2022 Big Ten Tournament Semifinals in Piscataway. The match time will be determined in the coming days. The Big Ten Network will broadcast the matchup.


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