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On a restart out of a timeout from the back right corner, Ryan Aughavin sped past two Virginia defensemen and came around the cage to score on the open net and pushing the Bears’ lead to two goals. And while the Cavaliers scored just seconds later off a Justin Schwenk feed to Matt Moore, Brown was able to secure the win as there just simply wasn’t enough time left.
From late in the second quarter through the end of the game, most of the momentum was on Brown’s side. The Bears were able to comeback from down 8-2 with 1:47 in the second quarter and take a 9-8 lead with 7:35 in the third. The Bears offense was on fire, as was Phil Goss in cage.
Matt Moore and Jack Peele finally got a little something going for Virginia midway through the third, but it only took Brown a minute to heat up again. The Bears ended the third on a three-goal run, which helped them take a two-goal, 12-10, lead heading into the fourth.
Brown was able to make some crucial plays on the defensive end and in the middle of the field to help them hold onto their lead and secure the win in the fourth, especially in the final minutes of the quarter.
Ryan Aughavin led Brown with four points (3G/1A), while Darian Cook and Jack Kniffin each had three points (2G/1A). Matt Moore led Virginia with 10 points (7G/3A). Michael Kraus dished out four assists.
Phil Goss made 16 saves in cage for Brown and Alex Rode made 17 saves for Virginia.
Cornell 17, Penn State 16
The Cornell Big Red seemed to have complete control of this one, leading 12-5 heading into the half. However, Penn State had plenty more in the gas that hadn’t been unleashed yet.
While Cornell started the scoring in the third, the Nittany Lions heated up quickly as they scored seven straight in the third and stretched their run to eight goals early in the fourth, tying things up at 13-13. Cornell was able to answer, and after some back-and-forth play midway through the fourth the Big Red held a 16-14 lead.
A three-goal run that saw Jack Kelly, TJ Connellan, and Mac O’Keefe each find the back of the net put Penn State in the drivers seat, 17-16, with 3:46 in the fourth. But with 18 seconds left in the game Jeff Teat was able to get his hands free and sneak one past Colby Kneese to tie the game up at 17. Angelo Petrakis won the ensuing faceoff and scored the game winner for the Big Red with just eight seconds on the clock.
Jeff Teat led Cornell with six points (3G/3A), while Michael Long had five points (1G/4A). Grant Ament dished out five points for Penn State and TJ Malone tallied five points (4G/1A).
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