UVA falls in sudden death overtime to Notre Dame
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Virginia entered Championship Weekend looking for a storybook ending, but fell by the slimmest of margins 13-12 to Notre Dame in overtime of the NCAA Tournament semifinals.
The Cavaliers took their first two-goal lead of the game with 10:24 left in the fourth quarter, but the Fighting Irish never backed down. Eric Dobson first tied the game at 11-11 before Thomas McConvey scored to give UVA a 12-11 lead, but Jake Taylor sent the game to overtime on a spinning goal with 32 seconds left.
In overtime, Notre Dame won the opening faceoff and never let Virginia have a chance as Brian Tevlin scored to send the Fighting Irish to the NCAA Championship game for the first time since 2014.
Connor Shellenberger continued his excellent month of May with three goals and three assists to lead the Cavaliers on the day. While a shaky defensive performance at times, sophomore goalie Matt Nunes saved 17 shots against a relentless Notre Dame attack, tied for the second most in his career.
Notre Dame advances to face Duke in the NCAA Championship game on Monday, May 29 at 1 p.m.