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Tigers defeat Buckeyes 10-9 in overtime

Posted at 11:21 PM, Mar 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 23:26:06-04

A redshirt freshman and a true freshman helped lift the No. 9 Towson Tigers to a 10-9 overtime victory at Ohio State Tuesday.

Freshman midfielder Zach Goodrich scooped up a ground ball with just over two minutes remaining in overtime. He drew a push with possession penalty, giving the Tigers an extra man opportunity. They failed to score before the Buckeyes returned to even strength, but redshirt freshman Ian Kirby scored his second career goal with just 34 seconds left on the clock. 

Towson's offense was unstoppable in the first half. Five different scorers led Towson on a 6-0 run. Ohio State's Ryan Hunter avoided the halftime shutout, scoring with just 39 seconds in the half. 

The Buckeyes woke up in the second half, scoring right off the bat. The Tigers responding, scoring three straight goals, leading 9-5 after three. 

Ohio State's defense stood tall in the fourth, keeping Towson scoreless. With four unanswered goals, the Buckeyes forced overtime. 

Towson's attack was able to find the back of the net to record the overtime win. The Tigers improve to 6-1 overall, the team's best start under head coach Shawn Nadelen. The Buckeyes fall to 5-3.

After playing back-to-back road games for the only time this season, the Tigers return to Johnny Unitas Stadium for a three-game home stand Saturday against Furman. 

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