September 27, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio – The University of Dayton men’s soccer team defeated Ohio State 1-0 with a late goal from Ryan Peterson.

Junior Amass Amankona started the scoring play by dribbling from midfield to the top of the 18-yard box. He then passed it off to senior Ryan Peterson on the left side of the box. Peterson buried his shot in the lower right corner of the net with 6:14 to play in the game. The goal was Peterson’s second on the year. Amankona’s assist was his third of the season.

This was the sixth straight win for the Flyers over the Buckeyes. Last year, Dayton defeated Ohio State 3-1 in Columbus. UD has not lost to Ohio State since 1996.   

The Flyers had an early chance in the first two minutes, when sophomore Brian Richards’ header was saved by OSU goalie Alex Ivanov. Ohio State responded with a counter attack when Danny Jenson was able to get separation. Jenson’s attempt was saved by junior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer.

The Flyers went into the half tied 0-0 with two shots on goal compared to Ohio State’s one shot on goal. The defense controlled the tempo in the first half, not allowing the Buckeyes to score through the first 45 minutes of play.

The second half was very similar to the first half, as both teams had opportunities to score. However, neither team was able to capitalize until Peterson’s strike.

Chris Froschauer preserved the clean sheet for the Flyers. He made two saves in the game to keep the Buckeyes out of the scoring column. It’s Dayton’s fifth shutout of the season.

UD committed 18 fouls in the contest compared to OSU’s 16 fouls. The Flyers had six shots on goal despite being out-shot in the game, 11-10.

The Flyers (4-3-1) will return to action on the road against Valparaiso on Monday for a 6 p.m. contest.

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