Justin K. Aller
Miami weathered an early storm to scratch out a 1-0 win over the Ohio State Buckeyes in the 2012 Three Rivers Classic semifinals.
Miami didn't get the most chances Friday night against Ohio State in the 2012 Three Rivers Classic semifinal Friday night, but they made sure to take advantage of them to scratch out a 1-0 win.
Ohio State dominated possession and outshot the RedHawks 23-12 through the game's first two periods, however they were not able to find a way to put the puck in the net. The Buckeyes had appeared to score a goal early in the first period on a scrum in front of the net, but it was waved off by the official.
Miami finally opened the scoring with a Curtis McKenzie goal just 14 seconds into the third period who buried a puck off a Jimmy Mullin wrap-around attempt.
Ohio State could not muster a final rally, as they were consistently stopped by goalie Jay Williams. WIlliams posted his second shutout of his career, stopping all 29 of the shots he faced.
The RedHawks will move on to the championship game of the 2012 Three Rivers Classic, where they will take on the Robert Morris Colonials at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
The Buckeyes will have a chance to redeem themselves in the consolation game against Penn State, which will be played at 4:30 p.m Saturday.