(Photo and game/team information courtesy Ohio State Athletic Department, Michigan State Athletic Department)
A busy night in goal for Mr. Siegfried.
The 17th ranked Buckeyes hosted #2 Maryland Friday evening and took the Terps to the limit before falling 1-0. Ohio State is now (7-3-1, 3-2-0) this season. Maryland improves to (9-0-3, 4-0-2) this season.
The match was scoreless until Maryland’s Sebastian Elney scored at the 84:25 mark.
Although the score indicated a close match, and it was, this a game where the Buckeyes were overwhelmed by Maryland’s offense. Maryland took 25 shots compared to Ohio State’s 9. A very high level of point defense kept this a close game.
Goalie Parker Siegfried had a very active match. The Terps fired 23 shots, the most of any opponent this season, and put 12 shots on goal, the most of any opponent. Parker’s 11 saves were 2 more than the total number of shots the Buckeyes attempted. This was a whole new level of opponent in Maryland.
Getting back to the offense for a moment, there wasn’t too much going on, as you’d guess from the nine shots. Kevin Blackwood was the most active with 2 shots while Hunter Robertson and Michael Prosuk were the most accurate with one shot each, and they were on-goal. Alex Nichols almost scored, but his shot at the 39:15 mark hit the post. Just a matter of inches…
Ohio State travels to Rochester, MI for a Tuesday, October 10th match against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies. The match is scheduled to kickoff at 7:00 pm ET.
Oakland (Horizon Conference) is (3-8-0, 1-3-0) this season. The score 1.46 goals per match, but allow 2.45. They are averaging 9.4 shots per game and allowing 11.5.