The last seven days were not the most successful for Ohio State’s non-revenue teams.
The lone bright spot was the men’s soccer team which has a modest 2-game winning streak after a 4-0 win over Oakland earlier in the week and a 1-0 squeaker against Cleveland State Sunday afternoon.
Freshman Danny Jensen scored the game-winning goal for the Buckeyes (4-6-5) during the 70th minute against CSU. 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 and seventh overall in 2013. Ivanov posted three saves against 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.
In the win over Oakland Wednesday, three Buckeyes – Jensen, Kenny Cunningham and Yianni Sarris – scored their first goal of the season, while OSU’s leading scorer, Ivancic, notched his third.
The Buckeyes conclude the 2013 home regular season schedule hosting Penn State Nov. 2 at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. As part of senior night, the Buckeyes will recognize their senior class.