The Johns Hopkins Blue Jays walked into Charlottesville and stole a game out from under the Cavs.
Hopkins was able to erase a seven goal halftime deficit thanks to Kyle Marr (4 goals after the break), Cole Williams (2 quick goals to open the second half) and Hunter Moreland, who came out and played an incredible final 30 minutes, dominating faceoffs while also scoring a goal.
Virginia got rolling early scoring the games first four goals, with Michael Kraus going for a goal and 2 assists in that four goal run. Hopkins scored to put the Jay’s on the board, but Virginia used another four goal spurt with Dox Aitken scoring a pair and Kraus assisting on another.
The Cavs went into halftime with a 9-2 lead, and things looked pretty damn good at Klockner.
The second half was a totally different story. Cole Williams came out and put up two early back to back goals, and then his buddy Kyle Marr equaled that feat scoring a pair of his own to get the Jay’s back within three. Hop continued to roll as Shack Stanwick and Kyle Marr both scored goals assisted by Joel Tinney bringing the Jay’s to within one with 2:55 left in the third.
Dox Aitken stopped the bleeding netting two late third quarter goals for Virginia, upping the Cavs lead to three. That’s when the wheels came off as Hopkins answered by scoring the games next seven goals. Game over.
Kyle Marr went 4 and 1, Cole Williams was good for 3 goals, and Joel Tinney dropped 2 goals and 3 assists for the Jay’s. Dox Aitken was a monster for Virginia putting up 6 goals and Michael Kraus quietly went 2 and 7 on the day, huge game for Kraus.