(Photo and game/team information courtesy Ohio State Athletic Department, Michigan State Athletic Department)
The 16th ranked Buckeyes had one streak extended and another streak ended Tuesday against the Detroit Mercy Titans as the teams played to a 2-2 double overtime draw. The six consecutive match shut-out streak was ended, but Ohio State’s 7 match unbeaten streak continues. Ohio State is now (7-1-1, 3-0-1) this season.
This match started as if it might be a pretty easy evening for Ohio State, because at:
- 10:02 Abdi Mohamed scores on OSU’s first shot of the game; OSU up 1-0.
- 13:08 Alex Nichols bangs OSU’s second shot off goal post.
- 18:00 Brady Blackwell scores on OSU’s third shot, OSU up 2-0.
A nice start for Ohio State, then they lost their aim. The Buckeyes would have 10 more shots in regulation, none on goal. Their third, and final SoG was in the 1st OT period.
During regulation play, Detroit Mercy out-shot Ohio State 15 – 13. Each team had 2 shots during the two overtime periods. Detroit Mercy had 8 shots on goal while Ohio State had only 3 SoG.
Goalie Parker Siegfried was an extremely busy young man against Detroit Mercy. He saved 6 shots (5 regulation, 1 OT) while his team mates blocked 2 attempts.
Getting back to the offense for a moment, several players were active for Ohio State. Brady Blackwell (pictured above) made the most of his time with 1 shot and 1 goal. Abdi Mohamed had 2 shots and 1 goal. Alex Nichols took 4 shots, Joshua Jackson-Ketchup had 3 shots and 1 assist, Niall Logue 2 shots, 1 one-goal and Mitch Bergman had 2 shots. Although not taking any shots, Nate Kohl had 2 assists and Kevin Blackwood had 1 assist.
Ohio State heads to East Lansing this weekend for a match against Michigan State. The match is set for Sunday, October 1st at 3:00 pm. If you can’t make it to the game, it will be aired on BTN+.
Michigan State, ranked #4 is undefeated (7-0-0, 2-0-0). They are averaging 1.1 goals on 9 shots per match scoring at a 12.3% rate. They average just over 5 shots on goal per match. The Titans allow 0.12 goals per match. Rutgers, in their 2-1 loss to MSU, has been the only team to score on the Spartans this season. Combined with OSU’s Bluemball, this will be some serious defense.