Men's Soccer Welcomes AB and Ohio Valley to Columbus This Week

Photo by: Zoie Fisher
Photo by: Zoie Fisher

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Dominican's men's soccer team is set to host Alderson Broaddus and Ohio Valley this coming week inside Panther Stadium.

The contest with Alderson Broaddus on Thursday begins at 7:30 p.m. while the matchup with Ohio Valley begins at 3:30 p.m.

About Ohio Dominican

Reigning G-MAC offensive player of the week Jaxson Szabo (Worthington, Ohio) leads the Panthers into October coming off a 3-2 overtime loss at Kentucky Wesleyan and a 3-2 win at Trevecca last week.

Szabo scored all five goals for the Panthers a week ago and leads the ODU offense with those five goals on the year. The Panthers are averaging 1.43 goals per game offensively on 9.7 shots per contest.

ODU (2-4-1, 1-2-1) have scored seven goals in their four conference games to start the year with a shot on goal percentage of .571.

The defense led by junior goalkeeper Ian Crook (Cincinnati, Ohio) allows 1.80 goals per game while Crook has made 21 saves in his six games played.

About Alderson Broaddus

The Battlers come into the week with a 3-3-1 overall record and a 2-1-1 record in the conference after a 3-1 win against Walsh and a 1-0 win against Malone.

The AB offense is led by Nevado Elliot who has scored three goals so far on the year with Yannick Koffi having three assists. Three other Battlers have at least one goal on the season.

Defensively, goalkeeper Eduardo D'Avino has played and started five games for the Battlers allowing five goals while making 25 saves. The defense with D'Avino in goal as allowed just 0.95 goals per contest.

About Ohio Valley

The Fighting Scots come into the week with a 4-3 record overall and sit 2-2 so far in the G-MAC. OVU is coming off a split week where they defeated Malone 3-0 at home before losing to Walsh 3-0 on Saturday.

The Scot offense is led by David Bercedo who has five goals on the season while Juan Hoyos and Hugo Kadima each have two on the season. OVU is averaging 1.57 goals per contest this season with a shot on goal percentage of .450.

The defense led by goalkeeper Santiago Rojas has played in all seven games for the Scots recording 23 saves while allowing eight goals.