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May 13, 2012
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A fourth quarter goal from Chris Bocklet via Steele Stanwick proved to be the difference as the No. 8 Virginia Cavaliers (12-3) outlasted the No. 12 Princeton Tigers (11-5) on Sunday afternoon during the NCAA First Round, 6-5, inside Klöckner Stadium. The six goals by UVa is the lowest number of scores for the Cavaliers in an NCAA win and the 11 total goals between the two teams tied for the fifth-fewest ever in an NCAA Tournament game, four other games are tied for first with 10 total goals. Six other NCAA Tournament games have featured 11 total goals, most recent the Syracuse vs. Maryland quarterfinal last season.
UVa advances to the NCAA quarterfinal round next Sunday in Philadelphia, playing the winner of tonight's Notre Dame vs. Yale first round game. UVa's NCAA quarterfinal contest will be played at PPL Park and faceoff is TBA. The game will be televised live on ESPNU in HD.
"It was a good win for us," said UVa men's lacrosse head coach Dom Starsia. "It was a hard fought game and I give a lot of credit to Princeton for playing well. I thought defensively we were on it the entire day as we jumped in and out of different defenses throughout the day. I thought we were very alert on the defensive side of the ball, I thought offensively we created some good opportunities, but what has been indicative for us for weeks and months is the ball hasn't been jumping in for us. Today I give [Tyler] Fiorito some credit for that, who is probably as good as a goalie as there is out there."
UVa jumped out to a 3-1 lead in the first quarter, scoring the game's first two goals. Colin Briggs scored unassisted at 10:54 to start things off. Bocklet scored his first goal of the afternoon on a crisp Matt White helper shortly after, at 9:09.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Senior Joe Cummings scored with six seconds left in the fourth to send the Maryland men's lacrosse team to the NCAA tournament quarterfinals with a 10-9 victory at No. 7 seed Lehigh Sunday night in front of 2,278 at Banko Field at Ulrich Sports Complex.
The Terps (10-5) advance to the quarterfinals and will play No. 2 seed Johns Hopkins game on Sat., May 19 at noon at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis. The Mountain Hawks finish their season with a 14-3 record.
Maryland got off to a quick start with redshirt sophomore Mike Chanenchuk finding senior Drew Snider in the left alley and Snider ripped a shot into the upper right corner with just 1:27 elapsed.
A goal by Lehigh's David DiMaria was waived off at the 10:52 mark, but a pushing call on freshman Goran Murray put the Mountain Hawks up a man and Kyle Stiefel scored off of a feed from DiMaria to tie the game at 1-1 with 10:37 to go in the first.