Towson gave Ohio State everything they had, and thanks to freshman goaltender Shane Brennan, what they had was good enough as Towson battled back from a 5-3 third quarter deficit, tied the game at 6’s to force overtime and won out in the extra session on a goal by Jon Mazza.
Mazza opened the games scoring with a goal early for Towson, as the Tigers built a 3-0 lead over the host Buckeyes. But Ohio State scored the games next 5 goals, taking the lead 5-3 in the third quarter. Towson scored the games next 2 goals, locking the score up 6-6 on a man up goal with about 1 minute left in the game.Jon Mazza led Towson with 2 goals, one may say the best two goals, the first one and the last one in OT.
The real story on the day was Shane Brennan between the pipes for Towson. The kid stood on his head making 16 saves on 22 shots faced for a 72.7% save percentage. Towson was out-shot on the day 40 to 19 by the Buckeyes, but thanks to Brennan, that lopsided stat line was neutralized.
Jack Jasinski lead the Ohio State Buckeyes with 2 goals. Tre Leclaire, normally a veritable highlight real himself was held to only 1 goal on the day.