Ohio State Outlasts Hofstra, 9-8
Ohio State outlasts Hofstra 9-8. It’s another one goal game for the Buckeyes, but this time they came out on top! OSU used a 2-1 edge in the fourth quarter to break a tie with Hofstra and earn a big win at home in front of around 1,000 fans. The Buckeyes now sit at 5-2, with both of their losses coming in as one-goal losses, to Detroit and Marquette. Hofstra now sits at 1-4, with two losses coming by a goal, and the two others coming by two goals. A close game between the Pride and OSU was all but guaranteed!
Here’s something crazy about this game: this was Ohio State’s first EVER win over Hofstra. Here’s another interesting tid bit: The two teams had only played three times before, once in 1955, once in 1987, and once last year. Weird, right?
Photos – Ohio State Outlasts Hofstra
Photo Credit: Molly Tavoletti
At the end of the 1st, this one was knotted at two goals apiece. At the half, it was all tied up at 5. After three, both teams had put up 7 goals. It seemed like OT was a foregone conclusion! Jesse King did the work for Ohio State on the scoring side, and notched two more goals, for a 9-7 lead. OSU’s defense stiffened in the last 15 minutes, and held Hofstra to a single goal in the fourth, and the Buckeyes got the big win at home.
King now has 19 goals and 10 assists in 7 games for Ohio State. Carter Brown is now second on the team with 10 goals and 9 assists for 19 points.
OSU’s Tom Carey made 13 saves for the win, and Hofstra’s Chris Selva also made 13 stops. OSU led in shots, but most of the other categories were almost as close as the score. OSU did get 2 goals on the man up, and managed to force 4 failed clears for the Pride, while going 14-14 themselves. All four of the failed clears for Hofstra took place in the second half.
Colin Chell and Carter Brown each had two goals for OSU, and Sam Linares had a hat trick for Hofstra. Neither team had a player with multiple assists, as each squad only accounted for two assisted goals.
Hofstra hosts 3-2 Providence next, while OSU will play host to 4-1 Denver.