Men’s Soccer Extends Longest Win Streak Since 2007, Tops Findlay 2-1

FINDLAY, Ohio — Two first half goals powered Ohio Dominican's men's soccer team to its first, six-match win streak since 2007 and a 2-1 win over Findlay to close the 2017 regular season on Tuesday.

The Panthers (8-8, 7-7 G-MAC) remain unbeaten in the month of October and boast a goal differential of 15-3 during the win streak.

Freshman goalkeeper Ian Crook (Cincinnati, Ohio) notched a career-high 10 saves in the match, most for any Panther keeper since Justin Alexander recorded 11 saves at Saginaw Valley on October 4, 2015.

Scoring goals for the Panthers were junior Ryan Kasprzak (Hilliard, Ohio) and sophomore Cameron Christian (Pataskala, Ohio). Kasprzak notched his seventh goal of the season, while Christian found the back of the net for the second time in the last three matches. 

Kasprzak gave ODU an early 1-0 lead in the 12th minute, scoring from the top of the box to give the Panthers a one-goal advantage.

Christian added to the lead less than two minutes later. Scoring his third game winning goal of the season, Christian put a strike to the left side of the net, increasing the Panther lead to 2-0 in the 14th minute.

Findlay scored its only goal of the match in the 42nd minute to cut its deficit to 2-1 just before halftime, but Crook and the ODU defense held firm. The freshman finished with the highest save total for an ODU keeper in two years, earning the 2-1 win for Ohio Dominican.

The Panthers will look to carry their momentum into the postseason when they compete in a Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal match on Saturday, October 28 at a time and against an opponent TBA.

Contact: Aaron McPherson

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