Defenseman Matt Tobin scored the game winning goal Tuesday as the Avalon Black Knights defeated the Grace Christian Academy Knights 4-2 in an overtime shootout.
Tobin, a sophomore, delivered the game clinching goal in the shootout’s fourth round after a GCA player hit the crossbar just above Avalon goalie Brendan Sloan.
Both teams finished regulation and two 10-minutes overtime periods in a scoreless tie.
Grace denied Avalon on several occasions throughout the game and held Avalon’s leading scorer Sebastian Gilardi in check.
Biagio Vignola led the Black Knights defense which held Grace to minimal shots on goal. Vignola made numerous slide tackles and stopped a would be goal late in the first half with a dive that deflected the ball out-of-bounds.