The 2016-17 athletic year was filled with highlights for Ohio Dominican's student-athletes. OhioDominicanPanthers.com will be counting down the top moments from last year over the next two weeks.
Men's Soccer Secures 2-0 Win Over Saginaw Valley In #BStrong Game
Ohio Dominican's men's soccer team defeated 2016 GLIAC regular season champion, Saginaw Valley, by a final tally of 2-0 on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Panther Stadium in the #BStrong Game, which was dedicated to men's soccer team manager Brian Reese in his fight with Osteosarcoma.
Like Reese, the Panthers came away victorious, using two second half goals to earn a 2-0 win over SVSU, which finished 18th in the 2016 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) final poll.
The match was tied 0-0 at halftime, with shots also tied 6-6 heading into the locker room. The Panther defense survived a scare in the 29th minute, as a shot by SVSU's Matt Wilson hit the right post but bounced away from the goal, preserving the 0-0 tie.
But the Ohio Dominican offense was able to break through in the second half. Senior Shane Facemyer struck in the 75th minute after the ball was deflected by a defender, sweeping in with a through ball that connected with the bottom right corner of the net, giving the Panthers a 1-0 lead with 15:07 to play.
Then in the 89th minute, senior Tanner Ebright recovered after his initial shot was saved, controlling the ball and dribbling it away from the goalkeeper into the middle of the box and scoring to lift the Panthers to a 2-0 lead, which they maintained to the final whistle.
Ohio Dominican kicks off the 2017 regular season on Thursday, August 31 with a non-conference match against Urbana at 7:30 p.m. at Panther Stadium.