Atlantic 10 men’s soccer notebook: Dayton can’t keep up with Ohio State, URI earns road shutout victory

By Jared Yellin

After a dominating 6-0 rout of Bowling Green just two days prior, a strong Ohio State team was too much for Dayton men’s soccer to handle Friday, as the Flyers were shut out by Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio.

Although Dayton (5-4-1) held the advantage in shots taken by a count of 17-to-12, the Flyers were plagued by fouls, committing 19 in the contest. The Buckeyes were able to control possession for most of the game, holding the Flyers without a shot on goal until the 77th minute.

Ohio State scored a goal in each half: the first one was scored by Yaw Amankwa in the 45th minute off of a deflection and Christian Soldat got the insurance goal in the 67th minute off of a header from a long throw in.

The Buckeyes also missed on two early scoring chances, including a penalty kick chance during the 21st minute. Flyers goalkeeper Justin Saliba guessed right on the kick, making a diving save on Liam Doyle’s penalty shot. Then, in the 30th minute, Amankwa sent a nice cross to Abdi Mohamad, but his shot struck off the crossbar.

Dayton will open its Atlantic 10 conference schedule this Saturday against Duquesne.

Rhode Island takes care of business in win at Yale

Continuing a strong run of defensive play, the Rhode Island men’s soccer team defeated Yale 3-0 on the road Saturday for its third shutout win of the season.

The Rams’ first goal came in the 38th minute from Ryan Bailey, who drilled his shot to the net off a corner kick. Then, just three minutes later, Emil Jesman Sunde avoided a Bulldogs defender and beat goalkeeper Kees Schipper to increase the lead to two.

The Rams (5-4) didn’t allow a shot on goal for the entire first half and Yale’s defense did well to keep the game at 2-0.

The Bulldogs (1-6) showed more fire on offense in the second half, but couldn’t convert on any scoring chances. Yale’s Ollie Iselin was stopped twice by the crossbar – once in the 66th minute and again in the final minute of the match Saturday.

URI freshman Dominik Richter capitalized on a Yale turnover deep in its own territory and scored from just outside the box, giving the Rams a 3-0 lead in the 65th minute.

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