Aodan Quinn scored late in regulation and in the second overtime period as No.9 Akron knocked off No. 11 Penn State 2-1 on Wednesday in the Nittany Lions’ regular-season finale.
The Zips (13-3-1) held a 32-10 edge in shots during the match, but trailed late in regulation. Connor Maloney’s first collegiate goal gave Penn State a 1-0 lead late in the first half. Michael Gonzalez crossed the ball to Maloney at the the top of the penalty area and the freshman trapped it and half-volleyed a shot into the left side of the net.
Quinn scored both his goals on free kicks. After his first goal in the 82nd minute, a scrum ensued and Penn State had a player sent off.
Quinn’s game-winner came from 25 yards out on the left wing. His curling shot beat Penn State goalie Andrew Wolverton to the top left corner.
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Wolverton tied his career high with nine saves. Akron’s Fernando Pina stopped for shots.
The Nittany Lions (11-5-1) are the top seeds for the Big Ten Tournament and will face the winner between the No. 4 and No. 5 teams in the semifinals on Nov. 15.