Delaware ousts defending champ Virginia

7 straight goals give Blue Hens 14-8 upset

Hopkins women win

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May 14, 2007|By From staff reports

Delaware broke a tie early in the second half by scoring seven straight goals, including two each by Jordan Hall and Curtis Dickson, in a 14-8 upset of second seed and defending champion Virginia in a first-round NCAA men's lacrosse tournament game yesterday in Charlottesville, Va.

The Blue Hens (12-5) won their sixth straight game overall and fifth straight on the road.

The Cavaliers (12-4) had won their previous eight games.

Ben Rubeor (46 goals) and Garrett Billings (21 goals, 22 assists) were held without a goal.

"I am so impressed and proud of this team," said Delaware coach Bob Shillinglaw, who is in his 29th year. He also led Delaware teams to the NCAA tournament in 1984, 1999 and 2005. "They played their hearts out today, but even more importantly, they executed well. We played aggressive defense. This win is right up there with any of them we've had here."

Virginia coach Dom Starsia said: "It was a disappointing ending to a terrific season. We knew we were going to have our hands full today. This is a big, powerful, athletic lacrosse team that we couldn't run by the way we can a lot of folks. They sort of play lacrosse the way we like to play lacrosse, and they were better at it today."

Georgetown 9, Princeton 8 -- Brendan Cannon scored 31 seconds into sudden-death overtime, lifting the sixth-seeded and host Hoyas (12-2) over the Tigers (10-4) in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Women

Johns Hopkins 12, Hofstra 8 -- Mary Key had eight points to lead the seventh-seeded Blue Jays (12-7) to victory over the Pride (12-7) in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Hempstead, N.Y. It was the Blue Jays' first win as a Division I program in the NCAA tournament. The game was played at Hofstra because of a scheduling conflict at Hopkins. With her eight points, Key moved into third place in NCAA history with 381 career points.

Pennsylvania 11, Boston U. 5 -- Rachel Manson scored three goals to lead the fourth-seeded Quakers (15-1) past the visiting Terriers (13-6) in a first-round game.

Northwestern 19, Holy Cross 7 -- Nine players scored, as the top-seeded Wildcats (18-1) routed the visiting Crusaders (13-6). Aly Josephs, Kristen Kjellman and Meredith Frank each scored three goals.

Syracuse 16, Vanderbilt 10 -- Freshman Christina Dove (Bel Air) had five goals and an assist as the visiting Orange (13-5) won its first NCAA tournament game with an upset of the eighth-seeded Commodores (11-6). Syracuse also set a school record for wins.

Virginia 19, Princeton 10 -- After allowing the visiting Tigers (10-7) two goals in the first 90 seconds, the third-seeded Cavaliers (17-3) outscored Princeton 8-1 over the remainder of the first half and then won 13 of the 19 draws in the second half. Kate Breslin and Blair Weymouth each had eight points to lead the Cavaliers offense, and Brittany Kalkstein won six draws. Princeton's Katie Lewis-Lamonica had five goals.

North Carolina 14, Richmond 7 -- Sisters Kelly Taylor and Kristen Taylor each scored three goals to lead the sixth-seeded Tar Heels (15-5) over the visiting Spiders (16-4). Chrissy Rude, Julia Ryan and Christina Juras each scored twice for Carolina, and Megan Bosica had three assists.

Duke 23, Le Moyne 8 -- The second-seeded Blue Devils (15-3) knocked out the visiting Dolphins (16-5) in the first round of the tournament with a season-high 23-goal performance.

Salisbury 20, Colorado College 11 -- Natalie Degele and Alexis Morrell each had four goals and Stephanie Shores and Robyn Bishop each had a hat trick as the Sea Gulls (20-1) defeated the visiting Tigers (11-6) in the Division III regional final. Salisbury is heading to the final four for the fourth time in program history.

McDaniel 19, Cabrini 14 -- Emily Funk had a career-high six goals and seven points to lead the host Green Terror (14-5) over the Cavaliers (16-5) and to the Eastern College Athletic Conference South Region championship.

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