by Andy Oliver/ Ferris State Beat Writer
Ferris State won both games at Ohio State last weekend and in the process outscored the Buckeyes, 8-2.
Friday night, Ferris State shutout Ohio State, 4-0, behind solid goaltending from freshman Pat Nagle who made 27 saves and even assisted on the game-winning goal for his first CCHA win.
Justin Lewandowski started the scoring for Ferris at 3:21 of the second period when he received a pass at center ice from Nagle. Lewandowski took a shot from just inside the blue line that skipped over Ohio State goaltender Joseph Palmer's glove.
Zach Redmond scored the second goal of the game at 8:40 of the second period. Defenseman Scott Wietecha started the rush out of the Ferris zone with a pass to Brendan Connolly, who hit Redmond breaking into the Ohio State zone. Redmond took a hard shot from the top of the left faceoff circle and beat Palmer five-hole on the ice.
Adam Miller started off the third period with a goal at the 4:20 mark. Alex Spezia moved the puck out of the Ferris zone to Aaron Lewicki, who then found Miller breaking down the left boards. Miller took the puck deep into the Ohio State zone and beat Palmer five-hole with a hard, low shot from the side boards.
Palmer was then replaced by Nick Filion following the third goal of the game.
At 15:21 of the third period, J.T. Dahlinger finished the scoring for the Bulldogs with his first goal of the season. Justin Menke picked up a turnover and moved the puck to Mike Embach, who hit Dahlinger going up the right side. Dahlinger took a quick, hard shot from the top of the faceoff circle and beat Filion low blocker far side.
Then Sunday, Ohio State jumped out in front with two power-play goals in the first period, but FSU rallied with four unanswered goals for a 4-2 victory.
The first OSU goal came at 10:50 when former Michigan State forward Tommy Goebel moved the puck behind the Ferris goal to Tom Fritsche, who hit Todd Rudasill standing in front, and put his shot past Ferris goalie Mitch O'Keefe.
Ohio State’s second goal came at 14:49 when Johann Kroll moved the puck down low to John Albert, who took a quick shot off O'Keefe's chest and Rudasill whacked in the rebound for his second goal of the afternoon.
Ferris got on the board at 16:29 of the first period with a shorthanded goal from Cody Chupp, who stole the puck from the Ohio State defenseman and went in on a breakaway shooting over the glove of Palmer. Ferris tied the game at 4:22 of the second period while on a 5-on-3 power play. Ferris defenseman Evan Case moved the puck to his partner Matt Case, who put a hard shot on Palmer and Brendan Connolly swept in the rebound.
Menke scored the game-winning goal at 6:00 of the second period. O'Keefe moved the puck up to Dahlinger, who hit Menke moving up the right side of the ice and beat Palmer over his glove with a quick snap shot from the top of the circle. Connolly scored his second of the afternoon and final goal of the game at 1:59 of the third period when Corey Couturier centered a pass from the corner and Connolly tipped it five-hole on Palmer.
O'Keefe got the win making 30 saves on 32 shots.
The Bulldogs (4-3-1, 3-1-0 CCHA) host Bowling Green this weekend.