Oct. 24, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team is set to travel to Kentucky for a 7 p.m. kickoff Wednesday at Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex in Lexington, Ky. The match will be streamed on ESPN3. The Buckeyes (7-7-1, 3-4-0 B1G) will conclude the regular season against Wisconsin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The match vs. the Badgers will be Senior Day.
Wednesday, Oct. 25 | Ohio State at Kentucky | 7 p.m. ET
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Sunday, Oct. 29 – Senior Night, Halloween Kick-Or-Treat
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BUCKEYES IN A NUTSHELL
THANK YOU SENIORS!
The Buckeyes will recognize the 2017 senior class before first kick vs. the Badgers on Sunday. The 2017 class has won 34 matches, including 24 wins at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in four years at Ohio State. These seniors helped the Buckeyes secure the Big Ten regular season championship two years ago and claimed back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances in 2014 and 2015. Two years ago, the group guided the squad a program-record eight-consecutive wins and school-record 10 home victories on its way to the NCAA Sweet 16. The senior class includes Kevin Blackwood, Niall Logue, Hunter Robertson, Nate Kohl and Marcus McCrary.
LAST TIME OUT
Ohio State dropped a 2-0 match vs. No. 23 Michigan last Saturday night in Columbus. The Wolverines scored their first goal in the 11th minute on a strike by Jack Hallahan. A handball by Michigan in the box during the 16th was overturned by linesman, taking away a PK chance for the Scarlet and Gray. The Maize and Blue found a second goal in the 34th minute. Overall, shots were 15-6 in favor of the Wolverines. Xavier Kennedy made his first collegiate start for Ohio State.
The Wildcats (7-5-2, 4-2 CUSA) have dropped three straight matches, including a 2-0 loss against No. 1 Indiana Oct. 11. Kentucky gave up three goals against Lipscomb to fall, 3-2, at home Oct. 21 last time out. Jj Williams scored seven points (2g, 3a), while goalkeeper Enrique Facusse is 7-5-2 with a 0.88 goals-against average. The Wildcat defense has collected six shutouts this fall.
OHIO STATE VS. KENTUCKY
Ohio State leads the all-time series vs. the Wildcats, 7-4-4. The Buckeyes have not lost in the last seven meetings vs. Kentucky with a 3-0-4 record. The two teams last met during the 2015 campaign when Ohio State shut out No. 15 Kentucky, 1-0, off a lone goal by Danny Jensen in the 57th minute. The victory tied the Ohio State win streak record (six in a row).
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Oct. 14, 2015 – Ohio State 1, Kentucky 0
Oct. 28, 2014 – Ohio State 1, Kentucky 1 (2OT)
Sept. 25, 2005 – Ohio State 1, Kentucky 1 (2OT)
Sept. 7, 2001 – Ohio State 2, Kentucky 2 (2OT)
Oct. 27, 2000 – Ohio State 3, Kentucky 0
The Badgers are 7-4-3 overall and 3-3-1 in Big Ten play. The Hoosiers defeated Wisconsin, 2-1, in double overtime Oct. 21 in Bloomington, Ind. The Badgers will play Milwaukee on Tuesday night before making the trip to Columbus to close out the regular season. Chris Mueller leads the tam with 26 points on seven goals and 12 assists followed by Tom Barlow with 18 points on seven goals and four assists. Philipp Schilling is 7-5-3 with a 1.48 GAA.
OHIO STATE VS. THE BADGERS
This will be the 35th meeting between Ohio State and Wisconsin. The Scarlet and Gray hold a 17-14-3 record vs. the Badgers and are 2-3-0 in their last five meetings.
LAST FIVE MEETINGS
Nov. 5, 2016 – Wisconsin 2, Ohio State 0
Oct. 30, 2016 – Wisconsin 2, Ohio State 1
Oct. 18, 2015 – Ohio State 2, Wisconsin 0
Oct. 18, 2014 – Ohio State 2, Wisconsin 0
Nov. 8, 2013 – Ohio State 2, Wisconsin 0