Buckeyes and Zips will face off at 8 p.m., live on Big Ten Network
Ohio State has three of final four regular-season games at home
Ohio State continues quest for first conference win
Buckeyes prepare for second of four matches vs. in-state opponents
Buckeyes and Wolverines meet at 6 p.m. Sunday on BTN
As a freshman at Bowling Green (2011): Played in 17 of BGSU's 18 matches, starting all 17 at a central defender position ... Finished third on the team in minutes played, with 1,606 ... Was the only Falcon to have played every second of every match over the first 17 contests, before missing the final match of the year (at Western Michigan on Nov. 5) because of an injury ... Helped the defense to a total of seven shutouts and a team goals-against average of 1.27 ... Primarily a stay-at-home defender, he did not register a shot attempt on the year.
At Olentangy: A four-year varsity starter and two-year captain at Olentangy H.S. ... An All-Ohio Capital Conference First-Team selection for the Braves as a senior, earning all-district first-team accolades as well ... Earned all-conference second-team honors as a junior after garnering honorable mention in his sophomore year ... A three-time Olentangy Scholar Athlete ... Member of the National Honor Society and a National Merit Scholar ... Was editor-in-chief of school paper.
Personal: Son of Bob and Kathy Bechtol ... the oldest of three children ... has one sister and one brother.
Buckeyes Head to Michigan Friday Night
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