Annual Connor Senn Match Wednesday with Bowling Green visiting Ohio State in Men’s Soccer

Sept. 27, 2021

Buckeyes and Falcons Battle in Annual Connor Senn Match Wednesday
Bowling Green is final nonconference game of season for Ohio State

No. 17 Bowling Green at Ohio State
Connor Senn Memorial Match

Date: Sept. 29
Time: 
7 p.m.
Venue: 
Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium (8,000)
Admission: FREE
Watch: B1G+($)
Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Game Notes: Ohio State | Bowling Green
Rosters: Ohio State | Bowling Green
Season Stats: Ohio State | Bowling Green

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes (3-4-1, 0-1-0) play the final game in a four-match homestand Wednesday (7 p.m.) vs. No. 17 Bowling Green (7-1-0) at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The game also is the 19th annual Connor Senn Memorial Match. The Buckeyes will be playing their fourth Top 20 opponent in the last five games.

  • Follow live stats at OhioStateBuckeyes.com. The game will be live streamed on B1G+($).
  • 19TH-ANNUAL CONNOR SENN MEMORIAL GAME: Donations will be accepted Wednesday for the event that raises awareness for sudden cardiac arrest in athletes with proceeds benefiting the Connor Senn Memorial Fund and the Dorothy M. Davis Heart & Lung Research Institute at the Wexner Medical Center. On Sept. 26, 2001, Connor Senn, a freshman on the men’s soccer team, collapsed on the field during the Buckeyes’ game at Akron and died that evening from a congenital heart defect, a condition virtually undetectable more than a decade ago. The Connor Senn Memorial Fund was quickly established by Dr. Lance Senn, Connor’s father and a former member of the Ohio State tennis team, with it expanding over the last decade to subsidize a fully-endowed scholarship at Ohio State and now to begin an educational symposium on sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Ohio State shutout both Cleveland State and No. 7 Akron since a 1-0 loss at No. 5 West Virginia Sept. 10.
    The Buckeyes last posted consecutive shutouts at Maryland (Feb. 27/W, 1-0) and at Michigan State (March 3/W, 2-0) in the spring.
  • The last time Ohio State posted consecutive home shutouts was during a stretch of six-consecutive shutouts (4 home/2 away) in September of 2017.
    9/1/17 H LEHIGH W (2-0)
    9/4/17 H WRIGHT STATE W (2-0)
    9/8/17 A at Northwestern W (1-0)
    9/12/17 H PENN STATE W (3-0)
    9/17/17 A at Rutgers W (1-0)
    9/22/17 H BOWLING GREEN W (1-0)
  • Sophomores Deylen Vellios and Laurence Wootton along with senior Xavier Green were named 2021 Big Ten Players to Watch Aug. 23 following a vote by the Big Ten Coaches prior to the season. Wootton leads the Buckeyes with nine points. Green is next with five.
  • Ohio State returned all 12 players with points from the 2021 Spring season, including all eight goal scorers.
    Wootton and Parker Grinstead led the Buckeyes offensively last spring and both were members of the Big Ten All-Freshman team. Wootton was named First Team All-Big Ten and was named the league’s 2021 Freshman of the Year.
  • Three Buckeyes elected to use the extra year of eligibility afforded by the NCAA because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Samuel Buzzas, Joe Ortiz and Noah Lawrence return to the Ohio State roster for the extra year.
  • Ohio State is playing its fourth season under head coach Brian Maisonneuve.
  • Maisonneuve was associate head coach at Indiana University, guiding the team to the 2012 NCAA national title. He was a member of the Columbus Crew from 1996-2004.
  • Ohio State started the season with a 1-1 record in the annual Wolstein Classic on the Ohio State campus. The Buckeyes defeated Memphis 3-2 and fell to UAB 2-1 in overtime. Laurence Wootton and Channing Chasten earned All-Tournament honors.

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