Oakland captain Brandon Lipari netted the overtime game-winner to advance the Grizzlies to their third straight national final game with a 3-2 win over Colorado State last night.
Oakland opened the scoring on a power-play goal by Will McMahon, but found themselves down 2-1 after one period of play.
"We had our chances to score, we just were not finishing on our opportunities," stated OU head coach Sean Hogan.
Jordan Ingram netted the Grizzlies' tying tally to force the game into overtime at 2-2.
The Grizzlies carried the play throughout the overtime period, finally finding the back of net with 7:27 left in the fourth stanza.
OU will now face the upstart Liberty Flames tonight at 8:30 p.m. Liberty qualified for the tournament with two wins in the Southeast Regional Championships and comes in as the fourth seed in the Southeast.
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