Syracuse men’s soccer continues to roll versus Ohio State

SU men's soccer wins again

The Orange have won three consecutive games.
Published: October 9, 2018 | Updated: October 15th, 2018 at 3:38 pm
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Syracuse forward Severin Soerlie dribbles past Ohio State defenders at the SU Soccer Stadium Monday night during the Orange's 3-0 victory against Ohio State.

The Syracuse Orange men’s soccer team (6-4-1) came out victorious against Ohio State at home by a score of 3-0. The win marked the Orange’s third straight triumph, including a 3-1 win over Akron on the road and an important 2-0 win over ACC foe and top-ranked Wake Forest at home.

Syracuse seized the opportunity to play well against a team outside the ACC and dominated the Buckeyes. The Syracuse attack came out of the gates relentless and never slowed down. The first goal came in the 29th minute from junior forward Massimo Ferrin. Ferrin’s goal came off a beautifully served ball from freshman midfielder Ryan Raposo, who recorded four shots of his own in the game, including one on goal.

The Orange struck again only seven minutes later, this time Raposo tallying a goal. Ferrin picked up the assist. The two worked well together throughout the first half and seemed to be on the same page the entire night.

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Syracuse's John-Austin Ricks fight for ball possession Monday night during SU's 3-0 win over Ohio State.

Syracuse went into halftime leading 2-0 and suffocated the Buckeyes at the start of the second half through the end of the match. The dagger and final goal came from Ferrin, his second of the game. The junior scored off an assist from freshman Nathaniel St. Louis, who was making his season debut.

The Orange led in just about every important statistical category. SU put five more shots on goal than the Buckeyes, created many more chances, and made senior goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert contest only a couple shots. While the Buckeyes’ offense was only caught offside once all game, the Orange kept them in line.

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Syracuse celebrates a goal scored by Ryan Raposo (right) during the Orange's 3-0 victory over Ohio State on Monday night.

Even with the win streak, the Orange sits at fifth in the ACC Atlantic division, led by Wake Forest and Louisville. Unfortunately for head coach Ian McIntyre and Syracuse, the ACC has simply been too good thus far. The Orange’s track record this season includes 3-2 loss to then-No. 12 Notre Dame, and a 2-0 loss to No. 22 Virginia.

The Orange face Louisville (6-2-2) on the road on Friday, October 12. The Cardinals already have one signature win on their record this year: a 3-0 win over second-ranked Duke.

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is a contributor to The NewsHouse at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.