Virginia tops Princeton to advance

Updated: May 13, 2012, 11:52 PM ET
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Colin Briggs and Chris Bocklet scored two goals each, and Virginia opened defense of its men's lacrosse national championship with a 6-5 victory against Princeton in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

The Cavaliers (12-3) scored Sunday in the final seconds of the first and second quarters and led 5-2 at halftime. The goal just before the intermission came after Chris LaPierre hit Steele Stanwick with a 60-yard pass. Stanwick scored with 5 seconds left.

Jeff Froccaro scored twice in the third quarter to pull the Tigers (11-5) within a goal.

Bocklet's 34th goal of the season midway through the final quarter doubled the Cavaliers' lead, but Tom Schreiber scored with 1:19 remaining for the Tigers.

Virginia goalie Rob Fortunato finished with eight saves on 34 shots.

The Cavaliers will face No. 4 seed Notre Dame next Sunday.

Maryland 10, Lehigh 9

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Drew Snider and Joe Cummings combined for five goals, Charlie Raffa won 10 faceoffs, and Niko Amato had six saves as Maryland outlasted Lehigh, 10-9, on Sunday night.

The Mountain Hawks (14-3) were led by Kyle Stiefel's three goals and Matt Poillon's 16 saves, but Lehigh blew an 8-6 lead in the fourth quarter, after outscoring the Terrapins, 4-0, in the third.

Maryland (10-5) moves on to face Johns Hopkins on Saturday at Navy-Marine Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Md., in the quarterfinals. Owen Blye had four assists, and Mike Chanenchuk added two more for Maryland.

Ryan Snyder won nine faceoffs for the Mountain Hawks, and David DiMaria, Dante Fantoni and Roman Lao-Gosney each had one assist in the losing effort.

Notre Dame 13, Yale 7

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Jim Marlatt scored three goals and added two assists as No. 4 seed Notre Dame defeated unseeded Yale 13-7.

Notre Dame (12-2), which had nine players score, advanced to play defending champion Virginia next Sunday in Philadelphia. Yale, which had won nine straight games, ended its season at 11-5.

The Irish scored the first four goals in the first 8:04 before Yale responded by scoring four of the next five goals. Notre Dame's Sean Rogers snaked home a key shot with 7 seconds left before halftime to make it 6-4.

The Irish took total control in the third period. After Ryan Foley scored, Marlatt scored twice in a span of 1:37 and Will Corrigan added another as Notre Dame established a 10-5 edge heading into the last quarter.

Daron Dempster led Yale with four goals.

Johns Hopkins 19, Stony Brook 9

BALTIMORE, Md. -- Brandon Benn scored five goals as seventh-seeded Johns Hopkins breezed to a 19-9 win over Stony Brook.

Chris Boland also had three goals and four assists and Zach Palmer added another three goals for the Blue Jays (12-3), who will next face Maryland at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis.

Matt Bellando had three goals and Russ Bonanno scored twice for the Seawolves (7-10), who along with Canisius (6-8), were the only two teams with losing records to make the tournament.

Johns Hopkins opened a 7-1 lead at the end of the first quarter thanks to Boland's three goals and two from John Ranagan. The Blue Jays, who never trailed, won all nine faceoffs and outshot Stony Brook 17-3 in the opening period.

Bonanno eventually cut the lead to 7-4 with 7:15 left in the half. The Seawolves, however, never got any closer. Palmer, Benn and Wells Stanwick scored in the opening four minutes of the fourth quarter to increase the lead to 18-7.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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