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Ohio State men’s soccer splits 2-game California road trip

The Ohio State men’s soccer team earned their first road win of the season, with a 2-1 victory against San Diego State in comeback fashion. The Buckeyes now return home after splitting on their West Coast road trip.

The Buckeyes opened their two-game stretch in California with a 2-0 loss to San Diego on Friday, but avoided the Golden State’s sweep by edging past the Aztecs. The win improves OSU to 2-3-1 on the year, while San Diego State falls to 1-2-2.

The Aztecs struck first in the 41st minute, but it didn’t take long for the Buckeyes to find an equalizer. Just two minutes after the opening goal, senior forward Joshua Breto scored, securing a 1-1 tie heading into intermission.

Breto’s goal was assisted by Louie Berra, and it was Berra that found the back of the net in the second half to give OSU the lead for good. The freshman forward connected on a shot from about 12-yards out, giving the Buckeyes a 2-1 lead that they would not relinquish.

OSU was outshot by the Aztecs 26-11, but junior goalkeeper Alex Wimmer was able to hold off San Diego State’s offensive barrage. In his third start of the season, the junior goalkeeper made six saves.

Members of the team were not made available for comment.

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