BGSU men’s soccer hosting Ohio State

The Bowling Green State University men’s soccer team opens the home portion hosting Ohio State at 7 p.m. tonight at Cochrane Stadium. Admission is free.

The match is the first of three-straight contests vs. Big Ten Conference foes for BGSU, who will meet Michigan on Monday and Michigan State Sept. 9.

The Falcons enter the OSU tussle with an overall record of 0-1-1 on the young season.

BGSU allowed just one goal in a pair of matches in Chicagoland to begin the season, but the Falcons were kept off the scoresheet in a nil-nil draw at DePaul and a 1-0 loss at Loyola (Ill.).

BGSU received votes in this week’s College Soccer News poll after being ranked 25th in that site’s preseason national poll.

Ohio State brings a 1-0-1 record into Thursday’s match. The Buckeyes tied South Carolina, 1-1, before posting a 3-0 win over Cal Poly in OSU’s Wolstein Classic.

BGSU leads Ohio State, 25-19-4, in the all-time series, but the Buckeyes have had the upper hand as of late.

OSU has gone 3-0-1 in the teams’ last four meetings, including a 2-1, double-overtime decision in Columbus last season.

BGSU’s last series win was a 2-0 victory at Cochrane in 2016. The Falcons are 15-5-1 at home, 9-14-3 on the road and 1-0 at neutral sites vs. the Buckeyes over the years.