September 21, 2021

Ohio State Scores Twice in Final 45 to Down Vikings


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State (3-3-1) and Cleveland State (3-3-0) were scoreless until Buckeye sophomore captain Laurence Wootton took a long cross from junior Channing Chasten and found just enough of an opening in the bottom left corner of the Vikings goal for the 1-0 lead in the 68th minute.

The Buckeyes added another goal in the 82nd minute by senior Devyn Etling, his first of the season, to make it a 2-0 final. The Buckeyes have posted back to back shutouts vs. intrastate foes after a 1-0 win over No. 7 Akron last week.

How it Happened

Sophomore captain Laurence Wootton found the bottom left corner of the net off a long cross from junior Channing Chasten to put the Buckeyes up 1-0 in the 68th minute.

Redshirt senior Devyn Etling, who had been out with a lower body injury all season until he subbed in during the first half, scored his first goal of the year to give the Buckeyes some cushion in the 82nd minute. It was his 11th career goal.

The teams were scoreless after 45 minutes with each team recording three shots. Ohio State senior Xavier Green put the only shot on goal for either team on a header in the 25th minute but the Vikings keeper made the stop to preserve the scoreless tie at the break.

  • The Buckeyes have scored first in the six of seven games this season after taking the 1-0 lead vs. the Vikings in the second half.
  • Wootton’s goal was his third of the season and fourth of his career. Chasten’s assist was the first of the year and third of his career.
  • Ohio State has been involved in five games decided by one goal in addition to a double overtime 1-all draw vs. Creighton.


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  • The Buckeyes are 12-16-1 all-time vs. Cleveland State (Horizon), including a 9-7-1 record in Columbus.
  • The Big Ten Conference announced earlier Tuesday Keagan McLaughlin as the Defensive Player of the Week after a four-save shutout of No. 7 Akron last week. He made one save vs. the Vikings.
  • Senior Devyn Etling saw action for the first time this fall season after missing time with a lower body injury suffered vs. Michigan State in early April during the spring season.
  • Entering the game vs. Cleveland State, each Ohio State game this season had been decided by one goal or ended in a draw (Creighton, 1-all).
  • The game vs. the Vikings was played under mostly cloudy skies, a slight wind and temperatures in the low 70s.

Up Next

No. 7 Maryland is next up in the first Big Ten Conference game of the season at 7 p.m. Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. The Buckeyes conclude a four-game homestand vs. No. 17 Bowling Green Sept. 29. The game vs. the Falcons will be the fourth in five outings vs. a Top 20 program for the Buckeyes. Ohio State played at No. 5 West Virginia (L, 0-1) Sept. 10 before a 1-0 win over No. 7 Akron Sept. 15.

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