Men's Soccer Drops Season Opener To Rio Grande

Men's Soccer Drops Season Opener To Rio Grande

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Dominican men's soccer team dropped its season opening contest to Rio Grande University 1-0 inside of Panther Stadium on Sunday afternoon.  

The Panthers registered six shots on the afternoon with defender Jaxson Szabo (Worthington, Ohio) leading the Black and Gold with two attempts, including an attempt late that would have tied the game. Szabo gathered the shot from just outside of the penalty area, struck it well, but pushed it over the bar.  

Rio Grande claimed the lead in the 29th minute when Sam Pederson touched the ball past goalkeeper Alvaro Benito for the game's only goal.  

ODU returns to action in conference play on March 14th when they face Lake Erie in Painesville, Ohio. Kickoff for the contest is scheduled for 4:00 PM.