Pascal Trappe's early goal was the game winner, as the Bearcats won at nationally ranked Ohio State, 1-0.
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Men’s soccer beats No. 28 Ohio State
August 31, 2015Tweet
Pascal Trappe scored 3:55 into the match, leading Binghamton (1-1-0) to a 1-0 win over No. 28 Ohio State (1-1-0) in the final round of the Ira and Bert Wolstein Classic on Aug. 30 The win marked the Bearcats’ first victory over a nationally-ranked opponent in five years as well as their first-ever triumph over a Big Ten Conference opponent.
Trappe took advantage of a Buckeye turnover in its own end of the field. He then fired the ball into the back right of the net, giving the Bearcats a lead that would hold for the remainder of the match.
“I was looking to get close to the ball and when one of the center backs tried to pass it back to the goalkeeper, I was able to intercept it,” he said. “It was important for us to score early because it gave us the confidence that we could play with them.”
In a tightly contested defensive game, the shots finished even at 6-6. Junior Robert Moewes needed to only make a pair of saves in recording his first solo shutout of the season. His final one, however, came with just nine seconds left in regulation and preserved the shutout.
“I thought our guys were terrific today,” head coach Paul Marco said. “When we watched Ohio State play on Friday (in the opening round of the Bert and Ira Wolstein Classic), we saw how good they were. We were able to put together a great plan and the guys stuck to it and stayed on top of the match. A couple of our younger guys really showed a lot of maturity today.”
Trappe was joined on the Ira and Bert Wolstein All-Tournament Team by freshman midfielder Kevin Flesch and junior back Shervin Mohajeri.