October 20, 2021

Seniors To Be Recognized Prior to PSU Game Friday


Penn State at Ohio State — Senior Night in Columbus

Date: Oct. 22
7 p.m.
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium (8,000)
Watch: BTN+
Admission: Free
Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Game Notes: Ohio State | Penn State
Rosters: Ohio State | Penn State
Season Stats: Ohio State | Penn State

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State (4-8-1, 0-5-0) will celebrate Senior Night in Columbus Friday when the Buckeyes take on Penn State (8-5-1, 4-1-0) at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Seven Buckeyes will be recognized prior to the game. The group has more than 250 games of collegiate experience combined.

Samuel Buzzas, Noah Lawrence and Joe Ortiz were recognized as seniors in the spring but elected to return for the fall season. They will join Luis Hernandez, Luke Kiley, Tommy Marusic and Sam Mason in pregame ceremonies.


  • Follow live stats at OhioStateBuckeyes.com. The game will be streamed live on B1G+($).
  • Seven seniors will be recognized prior to the game Friday vs. the Nittany Lions. Three (Noah Lawrence, Joe Ortiz and Samuel Buzzas) were recognized in the spring but elected to return for the 2021 Fall Season. Sam Mason, Tommy Marusic, Luis Hernandez and Luke Kiley also will honored.
  • Laurence Wootton, a sophomore captain midfielder, has been named a Top 25 player in college soccer by TopDrawerSoccer. He is ranked No. 21 on the list of the Top 100 players nationally.
  • Two of the next three games will be contested in Columbus with Penn State Friday (Senior Night) and vs. Michigan Oct. 26 (BTN). Both are 7 p.m. starts at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The regular season concludes Oct. 31 at Rutgers (1 p.m.).
  • Ohio State freshmen Nathan Demian and Anthony Samways were named to the TopDrawerSoccer Top 100 Freshmen list (midseason). Demian, a defender from British Columbia, was ranked No. 36 nationally while Samways, a midfielder from Loveland, Ohio, came in at No. 62.
  • Ohio State is playing its fourth season under head coach Brian Maisonneuve.
  • 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.
  • Trailing 1-0 in the 88th minute, senior Devyn Etling, who was making his first start of the fall season, headed in a long cross from sophomore Owen Sullivan to send the game vs. No. 17 Bowling Green into overtime. After senior keeper Keagan McLaughlin stopped a Falcon PK attempt, senior Xavier Green scored in the 106′ for the game winner in double OT.
  • With the 2-1 (2ot) win over No. 17 Bowling Green, Ohio State is 3-1 vs. Ohio teams this year following shutouts of both Cleveland State (2-0) and No. 7 Akron (1-0) and a loss to Xavier (2-1).
  • Sophomores Deylen Vellios and Laurence Wootton along with senior Xavier Green were named 2021 Big Ten Players to Watch Aug. 23 following a vote by the Big Ten Coaches prior to the season. Wootton leads the Buckeyes with nine points. Green is next with five.
  • Ohio State returned all 12 players with points from the 2021 Spring season, including all eight goal scorers.
  • Wootton and Parker Grinstead led the Buckeyes offensively last spring and both were members of the Big Ten All-Freshman team. Wootton was named First Team All-Big Ten and was named the league’s 2021 Freshman of the Year.
  • Three Buckeyes elected to use the extra year of eligibility afforded by the NCAA because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Samuel Buzzas, Joe Ortiz and Noah Lawrence returned to the Ohio State roster for the extra year.
  • Ohio State started the season with a 1-1 record in the annual Wolstein Classic on the Ohio State campus. The Buckeyes defeated Memphis 3-2 and fell to UAB 2-1 in overtime. Laurence Wootton and Channing Chasten earned All-Tournament honors.

Penn State Nittany Lions
Oct. 22 / 7 p.m. / Columbus, Ohio
Location: University Park, Pennsylvania
Home Field: Jeffrey Field (5,000)
Head Coach: Jeff Cook
Career Record: 215-158-57 (24 yrs.)
Record at School: 35-20-8 (4 yrs.)
2021 Spring Record: 9-2-2, 6-1-1 (Big Ten)
OSU Series Record: 14-22-4
(H: 10-6-2; A: 3-13-2; N: 1-3-0)
Last Meeting: 4/10/21, L, 1-3, University Park
Big Ten Tournament
Website: gopsusports.com


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