COLUMBUS, Ohio — After three-straight Great Midwest Athletic Conference wins, Ohio Dominican's men's soccer team returns to Panther Stadium for home matches against Kentucky Wesleyan and Trevecca Nazarene this week.
The Panthers face Kentucky Wesleyan on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. before hosting Trevecca Nazarene for senior day on Saturday at 3 p.m.
About Ohio Dominican
ODU (5-8, 4-7 G-MAC) has won its last three matches by a combined margin of 8-2 and defeated Lake Erie 3-2 on Thursday in its most recent contest. The win streak marks the longest for the squad since 2015.
The Panthers return home to Sunbury Road for their next two matches, where they are 4-3 on the season. With three regular season matches remaining, Ohio Dominican will look to secure a berth in the Great Midwest Men's Soccer Tournament. Currently in eighth place in the conference standings with 12 points, the Panthers will look to secure a bid into the eight-team conference tournament.
Junior Jonathan Barnes (Winter Haven, Florida) has led the squad offensively, currently boasting a team-high six goals on 16 shots on goal. Barnes notched one goal and one assist in the Panthers' 3-2 win over Lake Erie and has scored five goals in the last seven matches for ODU.
Also coming in key in the last three wins for the Panthers was junior Ryan Kasprzak (Hilliard, Ohio), who has scored or assisted on goals in four of the last five matches, recording two goals and three assists during the span. Kasprzak co-leads in the team in points (13) and ranks second in goals scored (five).
Ranking third on the team in goals scored is freshman Jaxson Szabo (Worthington, Ohio), who has found the back of the net four times on the year and twice in the last three games. Szabo also ranks third on the squad in points with 10 in his freshman season.
Defensively, sophomore Demarco Andrews (Kingston, Jamaica) has helped anchor a Panther defense that has surrendered just two goals in the last three matches. Freshman keeper Ian Crook (Cincinnati, Ohio) has allowed just two goals in his last three starts with 14 saves during the span.
About Kentucky Wesleyan
The Panthers (1-10-1, 1-9-1 G-MAC) fell 7-0 at Davis & Elkins in their most recent contest and scored a 1-0 win over Lake Erie in their victory this season.
Kentucky Wesleyan ranks 11th in the conference in goals scored (five) and are allowing 3.58 goals per match.
Austin Moore leads the Panthers in goals scored (two) and points (four).
About Trevecca Nazarene
The Trojans (6-5-2, 6-4-1 G-MAC) are winners of three-straight and topped Alderson Broaddus by a final margin of 3-0 on Saturday.
Trevecca ranks sixth in the Great Midwest in goals scored (24) and goals against (26).
Ethan Keogh leads TNU and ranks in a tie for fifth in the conference in goals scored with eight on the season.
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