Freshman Tate Singleton scored off a rebound of a shot by Grant Gabriele with 1:31 left in the third period to give the Ohio State hockey team a 2-1 win over Michigan on Saturday in front of 7,517 at Value City Arena.
Singleton’s shot past Michigan goalie Strauss Mann came less than three minutes after the Wolverines tied the score on a goal by Cam York.
The win gave the 13th-ranked Buckeyes (6-1-1, 2-0-0) a two-game sweep of the Wolverines (3-4-1, 0-2-0) and extended OSU's winning streak to four games.
Freshman Michael Gildon scored his first collegiate goal on a power-play goal midway through the second period for the first score of the game. Singleton’s goal was his third of the season. The Buckeyes were 1-for-3 with the man-advantage, while Michigan failed to convert on two chances.
Tommy Napier stopped 25 shots in the win. Mann had 29 saves for Michigan.
In the series opener Friday night, Ohio State rallied for a 3-2 win over Michigan after trailing 1-0 after the first period and 2-1 after the second.
The Buckeyes scored twice in the first four minutes of the third period on goals by Quinn Preston and Austin Pooley.
Despite being outshot 13-5, the Wolverines led 1-0 after the first period on a power-play goal. Michigan extended the lead to 2-0 midway through the second.
At 16:35 of the second, Singleton put the Buckeyes on the board with a power-play goal.
Nappier finished with 20 saves, and Ohio State blocked 17 shots. The Buckeyes were 2-for-3 with the man-advantage.
Ohio State travels to Notre Dame for a two-game set this weekend.