Stanwick leads No. 7 Virginia over Bucknell in OT, 13-12

No. 1 Syracuse tops Siena behind ex-Blue Jay Palasek

Denver wins

May 15, 2011|By From Sun staff reports

Tewaaraton Award finalist Steele Stanwick (Loyola) found Matt White for the game-winning goal 1:27 into the first overtime period to give No. 7 seed Virginia (10-5) a 13-12 victory over visiting Bucknell (14-3) on Sunday in the first round of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament.

Bucknell took a 12-10 lead with 4:00 remaining on a goal by Peter Burke, but Stanwick scored twice in the final 2:32, once unassisted, then on a pass from Chris LaPierre.

Stanwick tied his career highs with eight points and five assists. This is the third straight season Stanwick has accumulated at least five assists in an NCAA tournament game.

Virginia coach Dom Starsia earned his 326nd career win, tying him with Jack Emmer for the most by a head coach while at a NCAA Division I school.

No. 6 Denver 13, Villanova 10: The host Pioneers overcame a three-goal third-quarter deficit to earn their first NCAA tournament victory.

Denver (14-2) trailed by as many as three in the third quarter but rallied for its program-record 11th straight victory in the first Division I tournament game played west of the Mississippi River.

No. 1 Syracuse 10, Siena 4: Tom Palasek (Johns Hopkins) had one goal and four assists as the top-seeded Orange (15-1) broke open a 4-2 game in the third period to defeat the visiting Saints (13-5).

Women

No. 7 Albany 10, Dartmouth 7: Jodi Battaglia and Persy Sample sparked a second-half run in leading the Great Danes (18-0) to a come-from-behind win over the Big Green (11-5) in a rain-soaked first-round game.

No. 5 Duke 12, Pennsylvania 9: Kat Thomas scored four goals as the host Blue Devils (14-4) avenged a 13-10 loss to the Quakers (11-6) two weeks ago.

Gettysburg 14, Salisbury 13: The visiting Bullets (17-4), who had seen their Division III postseason runs end at the hands of the defending-champion Sea Gulls (19-3) in each of the previous two seasons, got six goals from junior Hannah Church (Mount de Sales) and erased an early four-goal deficit to earn their fifth trip to the semifinals in six seasons.

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