The Dayton Dutch Lions defeated Ohio State men’s soccer team 3-1 Tuesday night, in the 1oth Annual Connor Senn Memorial Match at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. The Lions scored the first goal of the game in the 44th minute on a penalty kick by Joe Tait. Ohio State was able to level the game before halftime in the 45th minute when Buckeye defender Ben Killian tapped the ball in from close range. The Lions were able to score twice more in the second half, to take the game to 3-1. Mikael McNamara (59th) and Kolby LaCrone (82nd) were the two goal scorers.
All the money earned from the game and the silent auction went to the Connor Senn Memorial Fund. The money will now be directed toward the Connor Senn Educational Symposium on Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes at the OSU Medical Center, a new project just announced on Monday.
At halftime, a $50,000 check to to Director of Interventional Cardiovascular Research in the Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute (Dr. Richard Gumina) was presented in Connor’s name by Connor’s father (Dr. Lance Senn), Ohio State Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics (Gene Smith), and Head Coach of the Ohio State Men’s Soccer team (John Bluem).