September 24, 2021

Ohio State Drops B1G Opener vs. Maryland, 2-1


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State (3-4-1, 0-1-0 in the Big Ten) fell to No. 7 Maryland (7-1-0, 2-0-0) 2-1 Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Terps went up 2-0 before Buckeye sophomore captain Laurence Wootton scored on a penalty kick drawn by Parker Grinstead in the 66th minute to cut the lead in half.

How it Happened

Maryland got on the board first with a goal in the 24th minute by Hunter George. The score ended a streak of 290 minutes in which the Buckeyes did not allow a goal dating to the game at No. 5 West Virginia Sept. 10. The Terps added another in the 58th minute to secure the win.

Wootton scored for the fourth time this season after sophomore classmate Parker Grinstead dribbled in front of the net, was fouled and awarded a penalty kick in the 66th minute. Wootton took the penalty and beat the Terps keeper in the lower left corner.

The Buckeyes had a several quality chances in the second half but the Maryland keeper was up to the task, making four saves in the win.

  • The Buckeyes have scored first in the six of eight games this season.
  • Ohio State has been involved in six games decided by one goal in addition to a double overtime 1-all draw vs. Creighton and a 2-0 win over Cleveland State.
  • The Terrapins outshot the Buckeyes 10-4 in the first 45 minutes with a 4-1 lead in shots on net.
  • For the game, Maryland led 13-9 in shots, 7-5 in shots on goal while the Buckeyes had the edge in corners, 7-4.



  • The Buckeyes are 2-9-0 all-time vs. Maryland, including a 1-4-0 record in Columbus.
  • Ohio State entered the game not allowing a goal over the previous 267 minutes in games at West Virginia (L, 0-1), and shutout wins over No. 7 Akron (W, 1-0) and Cleveland State (W, 2-0)
  • Maryland scored in the 24th minute to end the scoreless streak at 290 minutes.
  • Senior Devyn Etling saw action for the first time this fall the last time out vs. Cleveland State after missing time with a lower body injury suffered vs. Michigan State in early April during the spring season. He responded with Ohio State’s second goal in the 2-0 win over the Vikings.
  • The game vs. the Terps was played under clear skies with temperatures in the low 70s.

Up Next

No. 17 Bowling Green travels to Columbus for the final nonconference game of the season Sept. 29 (7 p.m.). The game is the final in a four-game homestand for the Buckeyes and the fourth game in the last five in which the Buckeyes take on a Top 20 opponent