COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a weather shortened contest, Ohio Dominican's men's soccer team was shutout in its home-opener by a score of 3-0 in a nonconference matchup with Indianapolis Saturday afternoon at Panther Stadium.
With the loss, the Panthers drop to 0-2 while Indianapolis advances to 2-0 on the year.
In a physical contest, there were five yellow cards given out with three against the Panthers and two for the Greyhounds. There were also 16 fouls called against Indianapolis and eight against Ohio Dominican.
UIndy converted twice within three minutes on Panther mistakes in the first half as they scored in the 26 and 29 minute off of turnovers. The Panthers almost answered as freshman Mario Alvarez (Mount Vernon, Ohio) had his shot deflect off a defender and hit the cross bar in the 31 minute.
Ohio Dominican was outshot 7-3 in the first half and 12-5 overall while also only having two corner kicks to the Greyhounds six.
UIndy converted their third goal in the in the 54 minute off another turnover in the box from the Panthers.
The weather was a factor as the game was cut short in the 77 minute due to lightning in the area.
Ohio Dominican will now turn their focus to Ashland as they go on the road Tuesday, September 4 at 7 p.m.