Sept. 4, 2015
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team fell, 1-0, at No. 17 UMBC Friday night in Baltimore, Md. With the loss, the Buckeyes fall to 1-2 on the season, while the Retrievers improve to 2-0-1 on the year. The match was the first meeting between Ohio State and UMBC.
Despite holding a 10-6 lead in shots and 9-0 advantage in corners, UMBC scored the lone goal of the match midway through the second half. Darius Madison sent a shot into the back left of net from 14 yards out in the 59th minute for the eventual gamewinner.
Marcus McCrary had the team’s best chance in the second half when he found space from 12 yards out, but his shot to the right side was saved by UMBC keeper Billy Heavner in the 68th minute. Ohio State had a one final chance to find an equalizer in the 89th minute, but a free kick by Liam Doyle was saved.
The Buckeyes controlled the first-half of play as the road squad held a 6-0 advantage in corners and a 5-2 lead in shots. Kyle Culbertson had the first good look off a corner in the seventh minute, but his shot was blocked. Zach Mason had the first shot on goal of the night, but was saved by the UMBC keeper in the 10th minute. Yaw Amankwa settled a ball nicely and ripped a shot just high of goal in the 27th. Ohio State finished the scoreless half with back-to-back corners, but could not connect for a goal.
Chris Froschauer made three saves, but falls to 1-2 this season.
Ohio State travels to play Navy at 4 p.m. ET Sunday in Annapolis, Md.