A struggling Rutgers men’s soccer team had a ray of light this week as they bested the Ohio State Buckeyes in an overtime thriller, 3-2 on Sunday.
FINAL: #RFutbol 3, Ohio State 2 - OT— Rutgers Men's Soccer (@RUMensSoccer) September 30, 2018
Shots: RU 12, OSU 15
Corners: RU 4, OSU 6
Saves: RU 4, OSU 4
⚽ 61' Jordan Hall (Miles Hackett)
⚽ 62' Miles Franklyn (Kyle Goodwin)
⚽ 94' Jordan Hall (Tommy DeVizio) pic.twitter.com/O7g0pmkH0l
Despite being outgunned in shots and corners, Rutgers was able to come back from a 2-0 deficit to score two quick goals and force an overtime. Rutgers first year student and leading scorer Jordan Hall put Rutgers on the board with his first goal of the day with a big assist from Miles Hackett.
Watch Miles Hackett and Jordan Hall put the Scarlet Knights onto the scoreboard at Ohio State pic.twitter.com/A8Q05OCGyU— Rutgers Men's Soccer (@RUMensSoccer) September 30, 2018
Just seconds later, Kyle Goodwin served up a ball to Miles Franklyn whose header was batted away, but his follow-up to it went in to even up the score at 2-2.
In overtime, Rutgers first year student and leading scorer Jordan Hall scored the game winner with a header from Thomas DeVizio.
"This kid plays with such an edge..." - Chris Doran, BTN— Rutgers Men's Soccer (@RUMensSoccer) September 30, 2018
Watch Jordan Hall head in the golden goal from Thomas DeVizio for the victory over Ohio State pic.twitter.com/ATeQCNl8aV
A great win, and the first conference win of the season for the Scarlet Knights. Unfortunately, the remainder of the week has not gone as well. After going up 1-0 against Drexel with another goal by Jordan Hall, Drexel came back with two goals to take the lead. However, true freshman Andrew Murray scored his first collegiate goal to tie Rutgers back up with the Dragons 2-2.
Drexel won the game Tuesday night in heartbreaking fashion when the ball was inadvertently knocked into the Rutgers goal by Scarlet Knights players attempting to get the ball to Rutgers goalkeeper Rafael Periera.
Those two contests puts Rutgers season record at 2-7-1 and their conference record at 1-3. They are back in action this coming Sunday when they take on conference foe Wisconsin at an away match in Madison.