(Photo and game/team information courtesy Ohio State Athletic Department)
We have a couple newsworthy events
Do you remember that “thing” at Ohio State that resulted in a lot of football success – “Tresselball”? It was based on a high level of team defense and just enough offense to win. There is a current version that is really good, too. It’s futball’s “Bluemball”.
The #25 ranked Buckeyes extended their shutout streak to six matches with a 1-0 win over visiting Bowling Green on Friday evening. Ohio State is now (7-1-0, 3-0-0) this season. The shutout is a school record.
Reminiscent of the Rutgers game, the teams were scoreless until deep into the game until an Abdi Mohamed penalty kick proved to be the game winner. Against Rutgers, the winner was scored at the 77:36 mark; against Bowling Green, Abdi scored at the 79:59 mark. Abdi’s late game heroics seem to be a thing, too.
Ohio State again proved persistent in their shooting. They had 15 shots for the match. They were scoreless through the first 13 shot before Mohamed’s penalty kick crossed the goal line. Five of Ohio State’s shots were on goal.
Goalie Parker ‘Siegfried Line‘ Siegfried again proved impenetrable as he saved 5 shots while his team mates blocked 3 attempts. Young Mr. Siegfried leads the nation in shutouts with seven. Bowling Green averages 12 shots on goal for the season, but were held to 10 by the Buckeyes.
Parker was kept on his toes at a late stretch in the 2nd period. In a four and a half minute span (68:22 – 72:54), Bowling Green had four shots on-goal that Parker saved. Two shots were within :35 of each other.
Getting back to the offense for a moment, several players took multiple shots for Ohio State. Obviously, Abdi Mohamed’s 3 shots, 2 on-goal and 1 goal was very important. Next up was Nate Kohl with (4, 2) and Michael Prosuk (3, 2).
Ohio State hosts the Detroit Mercy Titans on Tuesday, September 26th. The match is scheduled for 7:00 pm ET and can be seen on BTN Plus. You may want to go to the game, instead…
Detroit Mercy (4-2-1) is averaging 1.6 goals on 13 shots per match scoring at a 12.0% rate. They average 5 shots on goal per game. The Titans allow 1.43 goals per match.
2017 Senior CLASS Award
Obviously, I’m pleased to include this announcement. Senior Nate Kohl has been named a candidate for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award. Congratulations to both for Nate and to the Ohio State soccer program. Good luck.