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    No. 16 Northwestern Plays to Third Straight Tie, 0-0 at OSU



    Oct. 20, 2013

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    Ohio State Northwestern 0, Ohio State 0 (2OT)
    Buckeye Varsity Field • Columbus, Ohio • Attendance: 753

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    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Playing in their fourth double overtime game in their last five matches, the No. 16 Northwestern Wildcats (8-3-3, B1G 1-1-1) tallied their third consecutive tie on the season, matching Ohio State 0-0 Sunday at Varsity Field in Columbus, Ohio.

    Goalkeeper Zak Allen earned the shutout for Northwestern, playing in his first collegiate game. Allen made four saves, giving the `Cats their ninth shutout of the season, the most in the Big Ten.

    "We played pretty good soccer. We created a lot of good chances, just unable to finish some of them," head coach Tim Lenahan said. "Ohio State's goalkeeper made a couple of big saves. Joey Calistri was very active. His shots were just not falling his way."

    Calistri tallied a game-high seven shots, with one shot on goal, while Cole Missimo, who scored his first career goal on Tuesday against Notre Dame, had four shots.

    NU outshot OSU 20-14 and 8-4 with shots on goal, but the Buckeyes' (2-6-5, B1G 0-2-2) goalkeeper Alex Ivanov kept the `Cats off the board, with seven saves.

    "Kudos to Zak Allen, playing in his first game ever, to get the shutout," Lenahan said. "Now we look forward to Penn State next Sunday. Penn State's 4-0 [in Big Ten Conference games]. If they win this week, they'll win the Big Ten. So, we're looking forward to that challenge out there."

    Northwestern travels to University Park, Pa., to face the Nittany Lions on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 12 p.m. CT.

    In their last four games, the `Cats have allowed just one goal.


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