Buckeyes Claim 1-0 Shutout vs. Cleveland State
Oct. 27, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's soccer team posted a 1-0 shutout win against Cleveland State Sunday afternoon Bert L. & Iris S. Wolstein Field at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Freshman Danny Jensen scored the eventual gamewinning goal for the Buckeyes (4-6-5) during the 70th minute of play vs. the Vikings (6-10-0).
"We didn't have a good first half against a good Cleveland State team," head coach John Bluem said." We made a change with Danny moving up top after halftime and it was the difference I thought. A little change like that in a game like this can be the difference and that's how games go sometimes. It was a beautiful goal and also was a great defensive effort by our guys today."
The Buckeyes scored the lone goal of the contest at 69:53 when Jensen tallied his second of the season after heading in a high cross by junior midfielder Ryan Ivancic in front of the net. Junior defender Zach Dobey brought the ball down the right side to set up Ivancic for the cross for the second assist. The opportunity started when Jensen gained possession on the near sideline before junior Zach Mason served it across the field to Dobey.
Junior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov claimed his third-consecutive shutout of the season and seventh overall in 2013. Ivanov, a native of Strongsville, Ohio, posted three saves vs. the Vikings. With 90 stops, Ivanov is now ninth on the OSU single-season saves list.
Overall, Ohio State outshot the Vikings, 9-8, while Cleveland State had a 5-4 lead in corners.
The Buckeyes conclude the 2013 home regular season schedule next weekend, hosting Penn State Nov. 2 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. As part of senior night, the Buckeyes will recognize their senior class before the start of competition vs. the Nittany Lions.