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Hoos beat JMU, clinch first seed

Monday, 02.06.2017 / 8:20 pm / Uncategorized


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The Hoos made easy work of rival James Madison University on Friday night despite a raucous JMU crowd at Main Street Arena celebrating the Duke’s senior night. UVA controlled the play for most of the game, which was delayed at times due to unruly fans in the crowd. On multiple occasions, the Dukes were assessed bench minor penalties for the actions of some fans. The Hoos remained undeterred and capitalized on their chances as they put the Dukes away by a final score of 6-2.

The scoring began midway through the first with a pair of goals in quick succession by the Hoos. Fourth-year captain Dan Glavin opened the scoring and was then followed by leading scorer Jordan Friedman to give the team a two-goal lead. The Dukes would respond late in the first with a goal of their own, but second-year defender Davis McNulty would reestablish the two-goal lead to send the game to the first intermission at a score of 3-1.

Fourth-year Ben Foley would add to the lead in the second just after a bench minor penalty on JMU had expired. In the third period, third-years Jack O’Rourke and Roby Williams would each add goals of their own. In net, David Voigt made an impressive 34 saves on 36 shots to earn another win.

The victory clinched the top seed for the Hoos in the ACCHL playoff tournament, which will be held at Main Street Arena from February 17th to February 19th. With a league record of 8-0-1, the Hoos will face the ACCHL’s eighth seeded team which is yet to be determined.