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Ohio State Athletics | October 1, 2014

Buckeyes pull off upset

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Ohio State claimed a 1-0 upset victory at No. 6 Louisville on Tuesday evening at Lynn Stadium. The win for the Buckeyes (3-3-3) marked the first road victory against a top-10 opponent since the 2004 campaign. Senior midfielder Yianni Sarris scored the only goal in the match in the 33rd minute, while the Buckeye defense held strong throughout the entire 90 minutes to snap a four-match winning streak for the Cardinals (5-2-1). 

“The first half we were under an enormous amount of pressure but we were able to hold our own,” Ohio State head coach John Bluem said. “We were able to capitalize on a defensive breakdown and Yianni [Sarris] wasn’t picked up by a defender and put a solid strike on net. Louisville is a very good team and I am extremely proud of our guys. We had a plan to stop their attacks and it worked. They fought hard and played smart and it’s great for them to earn a big win like this [Tuesday night].” 

Despite being outshot 15-6, the Buckeyes scored the lone goal of the contest before heading into halftime. A misplay on a header clearance by the Cardinal back line led to a turnover when Sarris rocketed in a shot into the back of the net at 33:52 for his team-best third goal of the year. 

Senior goalkeeper Alex Ivanov posted three saves including back-to-back saves in the 23rd and 26th minutes, respectively, for his fourth shutout of the season and 12th of his career.

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