Men’s soccer falls to Ohio State

By Arpan Dixit [email protected] UK men’s soccer was looking for a season-high six-game winning streak against Ohio State University, but came up short in a 1-0 contest Wednesday at The Bell. “They were hungrier than us today, plain and simple,” head coach Johan Cedergren said. “They had a little bit of an edge to them, when there was a 50-50 ball to be won, I think they won more than we did.” This was a tale of two halves for cialis prescription both teams. The Cats started off the game controlling possession throughout the first half. They were able to get the shots they needed, but weren’t able to convert. The second half turned out to be one duricef online to forget for the Cats, as possession stayed with the Buckeyes throughout the second half which lead to the game-winning goal. Ohio State started off the game sluggish, struggling to maintain possession and get in a rhythm, giving away easy balls to the opponent. The second half was a different story for the Buckeyes. The first and only goal of the game was by Ohio State junior forward Danny Jensen in the 56th minute and the Buckeyes didn’t look back from there. Coach Cedergren wants more from his team in the next outing. “It’s a tough loss for us, we played a very good team today,” Cedergren said. “We just have to be really careful in transition, and to give up a goal in transition really irks me.” The Cats had many opportunities to score in both halves of the game, but simply weren’t able to make anything of it. Junior midfielder Napo Matsoso and sophomore midfielder Noah Hutchins had numerous chances to put the Cats ahead, but the stellar play of OSU senior goalkeeper Chris Froschauer prevented them from scoring. The Cats have scored fifteen goals in the last five games, so the offense was non-existent today after being shutout. After winning five games in a row, Cedergren noticed his team was playing not to lose, instead of playing to win. “We weren’t going to go undefeated the rest of the way, but I think this game is a good reminder of all the little things you have to do to win a game at a high level in college soccer,” Cedergren said. The Cats will face another undefeated conference opponent as South Carolina comes to town Sunday, 1 p.m. at the Bell.