(Photo and game/team information courtesy Ohio State Athletic Department)
Indiana assaulted Nate and his teammates Sunday.
This match was more along the lines of the Maryland contest as Indiana showed why they are the top ranked in the country. The Hoosiers dropped the Buckeyes 2-0, that, but for some gutsy defensive play, could have been worse. Ohio State drops to 7-5-1, 3-3-0 while Indiana improves to 12-0-2, 4-0-2.
The Buckeyes were out-shot 20-4, with three of Ohio State’s shots coming in the first period.
Ohio State had a flurry of activity in the 23rd minute of play. Nate Kohl’s shot at the 22:16 mark was saved by Hoosier goalie Trey Muse. Forty seconds later, Hunter Robertson was high with a shot. Ohio State came oh-so-close at the 38:18 mark when a shot by Kohl hit the crossbar.
The Buckeyes didn’t mount any threat in the 2nd period with only 1 shot. Niall Logue was wide left at the 77:06 mark. That was it for the 2nd period offense.
Goalie Parker Siegfried and the defense had an extremely active match. Eight of Indiana’s 20 shots were on goal. Parker came up with 5 saves and there was a team save. Additionally, the Buckeye defense blocked a half dozen Hoosier shots.
Briefly getting back to the offense for a moment, Nate Kohl each had 2 shots, 1 of which was on goal. Hunter Robertson and Niall Logue each had a shot on goal.
Ohio State hosts Syracuse on Wednesday, October 18th. The match kicks off at 7:00 pm ET. If you’re not going to the game, you can catch it on BTN+ ($).
The Orange are 5-7-2, 0-5-1 (ACC). They score 1.43 goals per match, but allow 1.43. They are averaging 10.1 shots per game and allowing 9.1. They are accurate with 50% of their shots on goal and allowing 43% of opponent shots on goal.