The Minutemen led 7-6 in the fourth quarter, but two goals in a 13-second span for the Buckeyes was the difference in defeat.
After a thrilling end to regulation, overtime did not finish the way the Minutemen hoped, giving up a goal with 14 seconds remaining in the extra frame.
After a rocky first quarter, the Minutemen settled down and beat the Nittany Lions to earn back-to-back wins over ranked opponents.
After the Minutemen fell to the Tar Heels 20-8 last season, they responded in 2016 with a 14-9 victory at home in Dan Dolan’s first career start.
Sophomore Dan Dolan made nine saves in the second half, while freshman Ben Spencer scored the first two goals of his career int he Minutemen’s season opener.