November 18, 2022

UNCG Up Next for Buckeyes In NCAA 2nd Rnd. Sunday


Ohio State at No. 12 UNCG — 2022 NCAA Tournament Second Round
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022
6 p.m. ET
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Greensboro, North Carolina — UNCG Soccer Stadium (3,540)
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Game Notes: Ohio State | UNC Greensboro
Rosters: Ohio State  PDF | UNC Greensboro
Season Stats: Ohio State | UNC Greensboro

COLUMBUS, Ohio – After its opening round win in Winston-Salem Thursday, Ohio State remains in North Carolina to face No. 12-seed UNC Greensboro in the second round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament Sunday in Greensboro.

The Buckeyes advanced with a 3-0 win at Wake Forest behind goals from Anthony Samways, Xavier Green and Thomas Gilej and stellar efforts by the Buckeye defenders and goalkeeper Keagan McLaughlin.

  • The Buckeyes opened the 2022 NCAA Tournament with a first round win at Wake Forest, 3-0. Ohio State’s last road win in NCAA competition was a 2-1 victory at No. 5 Notre Dame in 2004. The Buckeyes won a neutral-site matchup against UMass, 1-0, in the 2007 College Cup Semifinals.
  • Ohio State is making its 11th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and the first since 2015. The Buckeyes advanced to the College Cup Final in 2007, falling 2-1 to No. 1-ranked Wake Forest. Ohio State is 8-10-3 all-time in NCAA tournament competition.
  • The Buckeyes finished 7-0-2 at home during the 2022 regular season and then added a win in the 2022 Big Ten Tournament over MSU for an 8-0-2 record at JOMS this year. Ohio State was 8-0-1 in 2010 and 4-0-1 in 1974 and 4-0-0 in both 1965 and 1967 to mark the only other undefeated home seasons in Ohio State history. The eight home wins this year are the most since a 10-2-2 record at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in 2015.
  • Ohio State entered postseason competition at 9-2-5 overall, the most wins since the 2015 team posted a 13-7-3 overall record. The Buckeyes (11-3-5) have won 10-or-more games in a season 20 times and 11-or-more on 16 occasions in program history.
  • Ohio State’s regular-season record (9-2-5) is tied for the best in program history in terms of fewest losses. The Buckeyes tied the previous best regular-season record (7-2-0) posted by the 1967 Buckeyes. The 2022 record of 9-2-5 also is the best in the Big Ten era (1991-present). Previously, the 2007 teams had the fewest losses in a season at 17-4-5.
  • The Big Ten Conference announced its 2022 Award winners Nov. 4. Ohio State was well represented. Junior Laurence Wootton (Midfielder of the Year) and senior Keagan McLaughlin (Goalkeeper of the Year) also garnered First Team All-Big Ten honors. Senior Xavier Green and sophomore Anthony Samways were named Second Team All-Big Ten by the league coaches. Rookies Tanner Creech and Luciano Pechota (unanimous) earned spots on the All-Freshman team while senior Brayden Durbin was named Ohio State’s Sportsmanship Award honoree.