In its second preseason game of 2013, the Ohio State men’s soccer team beat Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne (IPFW) 2-0 in Columbus Tuesday night.
With the victory, OSU’s record improves to 1-1 in the preseason.
The Buckeyes’ first goal came after a cross from junior midfielder Yianni Sarris in the 21st minute was put in goal by sophomore defender Alex Bujenovic. It was OSU’s first goal of the preseason, after falling 1-0 against West Virginia on Sunday.
In the 32nd minute OSU doubled its advantage, coming from another Sarris to Bujenovic connection with junior Max Moller capitalizing to make the score 2-0.
“What we really wanted to do tonight was take a look at all our players,” Coach John Bluem said, according to a press release. “Basically, we started a group that didn’t play much in the first exhibition game. We gave them a run in the first half and they definitely showed some moments of promise.”
Sarris, beginning his second year as a Buckeye after transferring from Florida Gulf Coast before the 2012 season, is looking to add to a season where he played in 10 matches, scoring one goal and adding three assists.
Junior goalkeeper Andrian McAdams played a strong 90 minutes, recording five saves on eight shots from IPFW. OSU outshot the Mastodons 20-8 on the night, and earned five of six corner kicks.
The Buckeyes are scheduled to take on Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., in their preseason finale Aug. 26. OSU kicks off its regular season when it hosts the Wolstein Classic Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 against UNC-Wilmington and Northern Illinois.