The Top Ranked Virginia Cavaliers (2-0) fought off High Point (1-2) in a classic DI NCAA match-up.
Freshman netminder, Matthew Nunes stole the game with his his outstanding play with the clock winding down.
Nunes, Matt Moore,and Connor Schellenberger would be the difference in this thriller.
What Went On?
High Point and Virginia went toe to toe in a 2-2 opening quarter
Michael Ippolito (2g) gave the visiting High Point and early lead off an Asher Nolting feed.
Payton Cormier (1g) evened the score off a sweet Griffin Schutz set-up
The Cavs went right back to work when Schutz (1g, 1a) buried an unassisted marker at 5:10.
High Point took the punch and Brayden Mayea (1g) beat the buzzer by four seconds.
The forth and back continues with Matt Moore () giving Virginia a two goal edge
Tommy Meehan (2g) followed by Nick Rizzo got it back to a familiar place at 4-4.
The Cavs put an exclamation of the first half with Connor Shellenberger (1g, 5a) kicking off his big day, and Shellenberger doing the work for Xander Dickson (2g) to end the half with a 6-4 score.
Kobi Russell (1g) followed by the second from Ippolito knotted it again
Virginia would go a four goal run (Peter Garno (2g,), Jack Simmons (1g), followed by Moore and Garno that made it a 10-6 affair
Nolting (2g, 3a) brought the curtain down with High Point trailing,10-7.
Here We Go.
High Point went on a 3-1 final quarter flurry but couldn’t get it done with Virginia locking down the 11-10 win.
Dis and Dat
Matthew Nunes made several big time stops for Penn State with 14 for the game
Virginia had more shots, 45-42 with High Point walking away with a 26-24 advantage with shots on
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