Walker goal in overtime lifts ASU hockey to upset of No. 6 Penn State

Johnny Walker scored in overtime Saturday night, giving Arizona State hockey a 4-3 win over No. 6 Penn State.

Walker, a sophomore forward, scored twice for ASU (7-3), which earned its first win over a top-10 team in four NCAA seasons. He leads the nation with 11 goals.

Penn State suffered its first loss, dropping to 6-1. The Nittany Lions won 6-5 over ASU on Friday.

ASU led 3-1 after the second period of goals by PJ Marrocco, Walker and Dylan Hollman. Penn State pulled even with a pair of third-period goals including at 17:49 to force overtime.

“From a program standpoint, absolutely the best win to date,” ASU coach Greg Powers said. “Not even close because of what it does for the confidence. To beat that team on the road is a huge milestone for our guys. Again, just really happy for our players.

“That is an unbelievable hockey team, and they threw everything they had at us. They could have easily popped another one to win, but we found a way. Dacs (Joey Daccord) found a way to keep them out and Johnny (Walker) does what Johnny does. I am super proud of our guys.” 

ASU, with five wins in its last six games, is back at home vs. Michigan State (4-2) on Friday and Nov. 10. The Spartans are coming off a split with Ferris State. 

 

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