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Ohio State men’s soccer will open Big Ten Tournament on Saturday

The No. 8 Buckeyes will play No. 9 Rutgers in the long first-round game.

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On Saturday Nov. 9, the Ohio State men’s soccer team will open the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament in Bloomington, Ind. by taking on Rutgers in the lone first-round game on the bracket. The winner of that game will return the next day to play the top-seeded Indiana Hoosiers in the quarterfinals.

The Buckeyes (6-10-1) enter the postseason on a nasty six-game losing streak after falling to Wisconsin in the season finale at Jesse Owens Stadium on Sunday by the score of 1-0.

Following the quarterfinals on Sunday — which will all take place on the campus of the higher-seeded team — the four remaining squads will reconvene on Friday, Nov. 15 for the semifinals at Ludwig Field on the University of Maryland’s campus.

The first semifinal will air on the Big Ten Network at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, while the second will be streamed on the Fox Sports app at 7 p.m. ET. The championship game will be broadcast on BTN on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. ET.

2019 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament Bracket

The Buckeye men’s soccer team is led by senior midfielder Jack Holland who enters the postseason with a team-high 17 points on five goals and seven assists. Redshirt sophomore forward Devyn Etling is tied with Holland for the team-lead in goals. Fifth-year senior goalie Parker Siegfried comes into the tournament allowing 1.72 goals per game while carrying a .606 save percentage.

Ohio State beat the Scarlet Knights in their only match-up of the season on Oct. 6. The Buckeyes won 1-0, and the victory was the only W in an 11-game winless streak, which also saw OSU tie Northwestern. Good luck to the Buckeyes in the postseason.