Virginia Dodges a High Point Bullet

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.

Second Quarter

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.

A Dogfight

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

Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.