Ohio State Men’s Soccer News: Starts Season With a 1-all Draw vs. CSUN

By Danielle Daniels

Thu, Aug 24

Buckeyes resume Wolstein Classic Sunday   

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State (0-0-1) came away with a 1-all draw against CSUN (0-0-1) Thursday in the season opener at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Senior Sean Ryan headed in the go-ahead goal in the 67th minute to give Ohio State a 1-0 lead in the 2023 Wolstein Classic but the Matadors tied the game in the 90th minute on a goal by Jorge Solorzano that found the left corner of the Ohio State goal off a set piece.

How it Happened
Ryan came off the bench in the second half in a scoreless game to give the Buckeyes a much-needed lift. The score, a header from the right side, was his second career goal and first since his freshman season in 2020.

After an Ohio State foul, Solorzano earned the tie for CSUN on a blast from outside the box.

Earlier in the day, senior midfielder Laurence Wootton was named to the 2023 Hermann Trophy Watch List. He also was tabbed by TopDrawerSoccer as the No. 2 player nationally in its list of Top 100 players prior to the start of the 2023 season.

Graduate transfer Siggi Magnusson, sophomore Donny Williams and junior transfer Michael Adedokun all made their first career starts as Buckeyes. Freshman Andre Roberts and senior transfer David Wrona made their first appearances as well.

This is the 17th year of the Wolstein Classic in Columbus. Ohio State is 17-8-8 all-time in the event.

In the Wolstein Classic opener between Dayton and UC Davis, the Aggies prevailed 2-0.

Sophomore Max Trejo got the start in goal for the Buckeyes. He started four times (1-1-2) as a freshman in 2022.

Against the Matadors, Ohio State led 15-4 in shots and 5-2 in shots on goal.

Up Next
The Buckeyes resume play in the 2023 Wolstein Classic Sunday vs. UC Davis. First touch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dayton and CSUN will meet at 1 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.



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