COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team fell, 1-0, against No. 2 Indiana in the home finale Wednesday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Buckeyes drop to 1-13-2 overall and 0-6-1 in Big Ten play, while the Hoosiers improve to 14-2-0 overall and 7-0 in league play. With the win, Indiana claims the outright Big Ten regular season title. Ohio State concludes the regular season at Wisconsin Sunday.
“I thought Parker played excellent for us and our whole team defended well,” head coach Brian Maisonneuve said. “We knew it was going to take great effort tonight and they were able to put it in, but I’m very proud of our team. It was an emotional night for me. Both these locker rooms mean so much to me and I thought our boys left everything they had on the field. I wish the Hoosiers, that group of guys the best, and I’m happy for them.”
Indiana scored the lone goal in the 28th minute when Andrew Gutman headed in a near cross from Spencer Glass inside the near post for his team-best ninth of the season. Ohio State keeper Parker Siegfried made two saves in the first half for the Scarlet and Gray. In the second half, Xavier Green took a chance from the top of the box but his strike was grabbed on a diving stop by IU keeper Trey Muse in the 66th minute. Siegfried kept it a one-goal deficit with two saves in a two-minute span. He finished with a season-high seven saves, but falls to 1-13-2 in 2018.
STATS OF THE MATCH
SHOTS: Indiana 16, Ohio State 3
SAVES: Indiana 1, Ohio State 7
CORNERS: Indiana 7, Ohio State 2
FOULS: Indiana 11, Ohio State 9