Men’s Soccer Opens Great Midwest Play With Contests Against Findlay, Trevecca Nazarene This Week

Men’s Soccer Opens Great Midwest Play With Contests Against Findlay, Trevecca Nazarene This Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Dominican's men's soccer team will host Findlay before traveling to Nashville, Tennessee to take on Trevecca Nazarene in the first Great Midwest Athletic Conference matches for the Panthers.

Findlay comes to Sunbury Road on Wednesday, September 6 for a 7:30 p.m. match, and Ohio Dominican will travel south to Nashville to take on the Trojans of Trevecca on Saturday, September 9 at 3 p.m. EDT/2 p.m. CST.

About Ohio Dominican

ODU (1-1-0, 0-0-0 G-MAC) upset No. 12 Urbana by a final score of 3-2 on Thursday night before falling to Ashland on Sunday. Through five matches, the Panthers have scored five goals and notched five assists.

The Panthers currently lead the Great Midwest offensively, ranking first in goals per match (2.50), shots (36), shots on goal (17), corner kicks (15) and penalty kicks (two).

Junior defender Phillip Kelly (Canal Winchester, Ohio) was named Great Midwest Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday after notching three assists in ODU's first two matches. Junior Ryan Kasprzak (Hilliard, Ohio) has two penalty kick goals thus far and now has 18 goals in his Panther career. Senior Austin Blair (Cincinnati, Ohio), junior Jonathan Barnes (Winter Haven, Florida) and freshman Jaxson Szabo (Worthington, Ohio) each have goals for the Panthers early this season. Freshman defender Alec Holden (Upper Arlington, Ohio) has also made an early impact for the Panthers, recording one assist and one shot on goal in two starts.

About Findlay

The Oilers (1-0-0, 0-0-0 G-MAC) bested Alfred in their first contest by a final mark of 1-0 and will play their first Great Midwest match at ODU on Wednesday night.

Forward Josh Hayles scored the game winning goal for UF over Alfred. Findlay out-shot the Saxons in the match by a final tally of 20-4.

ODU split the season series with UF last year in the GLIAC, but defeated Findlay by a final score of 3-0 on senior day in 2016.

About Trevecca Nazarene

The Trojans (0-1-1, 0-0-0 G-MAC) fell 4-0 to Montevallo in their most recent match and will open Great Midwest play on Wednesday night with Kentucky Wesleyan before welcoming the Panthers to Nashville on Saturday at 2 p.m. local time.

TNU is still looking to find the back of the net offensively, but has taken 34 shots in two matches with 14 corners.

Contact: Aaron McPherson
mcphersa@ohiodominican.edu

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