Tyler Jordan’s double overtime goal gave No. 13 Penn State the fifth Big Ten regular-season title in program history as the Nittany Lions topped Northwestern 2-1 on Sunday at Jeffrey Field.
“Northwestern gave us everything we could handle,” said Penn State coach Bob Warming, whose squad won the title last season. “I thought our guys responded well in the second half, even though (Northwestern) got the goal. How fun is this? It’s a day our guys will never forget and I’m happy for them.”
The match looked headed for a 1-1 tie until the 109th minute when Northwestern’s Connor Holloway lost his footing at midfield and the Nittany Lions’ Connor Maloney took the ball and rushed downfield. Maloney drew a Wildcat defender at the top of the penalty area and passed Tyler whose his fifth goal of the season became his fourth game-winner.
Penn State improved to 10-3-1 overall and 5-0-0 in the Big Ten and clinched the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.
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After a scoreless first half, Joey Calistri gave Northwestern the lead with his goal at the 59:52 mark.
It remained that way until less than two minutes remaining in regulation when Tyler scored off a header that deflected off a defender.
Andrew Wolverton had two saves. Drew Klingenberg had an assist on Tyler’s first goal.
Penn State plays at Penn on Tuesday.