PROVIDENCE, R.I. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Connor Shellenberger turned it on once again in the month of May tying a career-high eight points as Virginia pushes past No. 8 Brown in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

UVA advances to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the third-straight tournament, the longest streak since five-straight from 2008-2012.

Shellenberger put Virginia out to an early lead with two goals scored within the first three minutes of the game. Brown would outscore UVA 4-1 to take a one goal leads after the first quarter, but Shellenberger would get back to work scoring and assisting back-to-back goals to hand the Cavaliers back a 5-4 lead.

The fast-paced, back-and-forth battle predicted by many lived up to the billing with the teams tied at 7-7 at halftime. The two sides would trade back-to-back goals coming out of the game, leaving the game tied at 9-9 halfway through the third quarter.

The Cavaliers turned on the gas from there with Shellenberger's attack line teammates getting in on the act. Over the course of an 8-0 run starting with 5:39 left in the third quarter, Payton Cormier would score three of his game-high five goals and Matt Moore would rack up two goals and two assists to put the game away in the fourth quarter.

Shellenberger finished with four goals and four assists continuing his success in the postseason with 32 career points five games. Moore and Jeff Conner each had four assists as well.

On either end of the action-packed play, both goalies put in standout performances. UVA freshman goalie Matthew Nunes tied a career-high 16 saves, while Brown's Connor Theriault had nine.

The Cavaliers will play the winner between No. 1 Maryland and Vermont in Columbus on Sunday, May 22.