August 29, 2018

Ohio State to Play Two at Dayton Tournament


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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team hits the road for a tournament hosted by Dayton this weekend at Baujan Field. The Buckeyes (1-1) face Marshall (1-1) at 5 p.m. Friday before closing out the tournament against Milwaukee (1-0) at Noon Sunday.

Live stats will be available for both matches in Dayton. There will be no stream available. Fans can follow Buckeyes with updates on twitter via @OhioState_MSOC. Links can be found on the OSU men’s soccer schedule page.

• Brian Maisonneuve claimed his first career win last time out in a 1-0 victory over Hofstra Aug. 26 in Columbus.
• The Buckeyes had eight members make their OSU debut over the weekend. Thirteen members played in both games at the Wolstein Classic.
• Maisonneuve was associate head coach at Indiana University, guiding the team to the 2012 NCAA national title. He was a member of the Columbus Crew from 1996-2004.
• Ohio State returns six starters from the 2017 squad and welcomes seven newcomers. The Buckeyes lost seven letterwinners and five starters from the team that finished 8-10-1 overall and 3-5 in conference play.
• The Buckeyes were picked tied for sixth with Penn State in the Big Ten preseason poll announced last week. Indiana was picked as the preseason favorite followed by Michig
State, Maryland, Michigan and Wisconsin.
• Senior Brady Blackwell, redshirt junior Parker Siegfried and sophomore Will Hirschman were named to the Big Ten preseason honors list.
• Jake Scheper scored his first goal as a Buckeye last time out.
• The Buckeyes are averaging 12.5 shots per game and 0.50 goals per game this season. The team has a shot on goal percentage of .480.
• Michael Prosuk leads the Buckeyes with eight shots, while Scheper has six shots through two matches, including a team-high four on target.
• Ohio State has had an 11-7 lead in corners.
• Parker Siegfried earned his first shutout of the season and 11th of his career last time out. Three of the four members of the backline made their OSU debuts over the weekend, including juniors CC Uche and Osman Fofanah and freshman Colin Lynch. Theo Alexis made his third and fourth career starts in the back field.

Head coach Brian Maisonneuve will lead the Buckeyes out on the field for the first time this weekend. Maisonneuve comes from Indiana Univeristy where he was associate head coach for the Hoosiers. As one of the top assistants in the country, Maisonneuve guided Indiana to the 2012 NCAA national title, a NCAA runner-up finish in 2017, the 2010 Big Ten regular season title as well as the 2013 Big Ten tournament championship. Maisonneuve, a native of Warren, Mich., was one of the top players in Indiana soccer history, winning the Hermann Trophy in 1994. He spent nine seasons with the Columbus Crew from 1996-2004 and was a member of the United States’ 1998 World Cup team. Maisonneuve is assisted by associate head coach Sergio Gonzalez, assistant coach Matt Foldesy and director of operations Chad Barson.

The Buckeyes are now 20-13-7 all-time in their early season home tournament. Dayton won the Wolstein Classic with a 1-0-1 record.

Ohio State went 1-1-0 at the 13th annual Wolstein Classic last weekend in Columbus. The team fell, 2-0, in its opener vs. Furman Friday night before rebounding a 1-0 shutout victory over Hofstra last Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Jake Scheper scored the lone goal on the weekend on a penalty kick vs. the Pride in the 65th minute. The Buckeyes outshot Hofstra, 18-8, and had a 5-3 in corners. Junior CC Uche (two starts in defense) and freshman Xavier Green were each named to the Wolstein Classic All-Tournament team.

The Herd are 1-1 on the season after earning a 1-0 win over Duquesne to open the campaign, but fell at home to Oakland 3-2 in their last outing. Head coach Chris Grassie is in his second year. The Herd are averaging 1.50 goals per game and have doubled their shot attempts of opponents at 13.0 to 6.5 each match. Marshall has dealt with cautions early on with seven yellow cards in two games.

The Panthers head into the weekend with a 1-0 record after opening 2018 with a 4-0 win over Western Illinois Sunday. Head coach Kris Kelderman is in his seventh season in charge of Milwaukee. Milwaukee has not allowed a goal in one match and has allowed just three shot attempts. All four goals scored came from a different player.

Ohio State leads the all-time series vs. Marshall, 5-4-1. The match Friday is the first between the two schools since the 2000 campaign. Ohio State and Milwaukee will meet for the first time on the pitch Sunday.

Head coach Brian Maisonneuve and his staff welcomed a total of seven new faces to its 2018 roster. The incoming class is made up of two transfers and five freshmen – Osman Fofanah, CC Uche, Xavier Green, Cory DuBois, Colin Lynch, Chaise Thiel and Daniel Wee. After missing last year due to injury, redshirt junior transfer Jake Scheper and redshirt freshman Devyn Etling are ready to make an impact this fall.

The Buckeyes’ schedule includes 10 matches at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium this season with home Big Ten action kicking off Sept. 21 against Northwestern. Admission is free to all Ohio State men’s soccer regular-season home games.

The Ohio State men’s soccer team will make two appearances on national television this fall. The Buckeyes will be seen on ESPNU Sept. 25 at Michigan and BTN Sept. 30 at home against Rutgers. All other home matches will be on BTN Plus ($).

Ohio State returns home to host USF at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 in Columbus. The match will be streamed on BTN Plus ($).