(Photo and game/team information courtesy Ohio State Athletic Department)
For the Buckeyes, this game had a better tempo than they had against Maryland, but the result was the same, a 1-0 loss. Ohio State is now (7-4-1, 3-2-0) this season. Oakland improves to (5-8) this season.
The Buckeyes actually out-shot the Golden Grizzlies 14 to 10 and had more shots on goal, 5 to 4. This was a tough loss. The match was scoreless until Oakland’s Alec Greene scored at the 30:54 mark.
Ohio State was very active in the first period with 10 shots, 5 of them on-goal. Oakland goalie weathered a flurry at approximately the 9:17 mark when he turned back a shot from Mohammed and 2 by Kohl in a span of seconds. The Buckeyes didn’t mount much of a threat in the 2nd period with only 4 shots, none of them on goal.
Goalie Parker Siegfried had a comparatively slow night, with only 4 of Oakland’s 10 shots on goal.
Getting back to the offense for a moment, they were much more active than against Maryland, but just couldn’t get the ball into the net. Abdi Mohamed and Nate Kohl each had 2 shots, with all 4 on goal. Joshua Jackson-Ketchup had 2 shots, 1 one goal and Niall Logue had 2 shots on the evening.
On the bright side, goalie Parker Siegfried was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week last week. Congratulations, Parker. Well done.
Ohio State travels to Bloomington, IN for a Sunday, October 15th match against the Indiana Hoosiers. The match is scheduled to kickoff at 3:00 pm ET.
The Hoosiers are the #1 ranked team in the country with a record of (11-0-2, 3-0-2) this season. Defense is their forte; they have 11 shutouts and are currently at 7 consecutive shut outs. They score 2.46 goals per match, but allow 0.15. They are averaging 16.6 shots per game and allowing 8.2. They are accurate with 48% of their shots on goal and can disrupt on defense, allowing 35% of opponent shots on goal.