Sept. 20, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s soccer team (2-3-2) dropped a 3-1 match to Dayton Friday evening at Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Freshman Henry Chancy posted Ohio State’s lone goal of the match, the first of his Buckeye career.
Junior midfielder Alec Lowell had an opportunity to put the Buckeyes on the board early, but Dayton goalkeeper Chris Froschauer ultimately tipped the shot wide. The missed chance didn’t deter the Buckeyes from attacking as classmates Max Moller and Kenny Cunningham followed it up with nearly identical attempts at the 21- and 22-minute marks, respectively.
Dayton, however, struck back with a goal from Maik Schoonderwoerd in the 26th minute of play. The score was the first time in three games the Buckeye defense has let up a goal. The Flyers added another goal in the 35th minute off a strike to the top right of the net from Rafael Gamboa.
At the half, Ohio State trailed, 2-0. The Flyers outshot the Buckeyes, 9-6. During the break in action, the Scarlet and Gray welcomed back members of its alumni family. The group was introduced one-by-one in front of the home crowd.
The Flyers recorded their third goal of the match in the 48th minute with another header from Schoonderwoerd. Dayton’s Ryan Peterson assisted on the play.
Buckeye junior Ryan Ivancic gave the squad another scoring chance in the 53rd minute. Dayton’s defense, however, held strong and was able to deny Ohio State’s fifth shot on goal of the game.
In the 81st minute, Ohio State capitalized with a goal from Chancy when the UD backfield failed a clear attempt inside the box. The match ended with three saves awarded to Buckeye goalkeeper Andrian McAdams.
Ohio State returns to action Tuesday, Sept. 24 for a road matchup with in-state foe Akron. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.