No. 12 Virginia Races by No. 14 Penn for First-Round Victory

Virginia also got goals from two different first-years with Kelly Boyd (Fr., Baltimore, Md.) and Taylor Ranftle (Fr., Hauppauge, N.Y.) netting second-half goals.

Virginia holds a 7-3 edge in the all-time series against Georgetown and is 2-0 in NCAA Tournament games against the Hoyas. The Cavaliers lost the last meeting, 8-7, in Charlottesville, Va. on Apr. 9, 2008. The Cavaliers and Hoyas last met in the NCAA Tournament on May 21, 2004 in the national semifinals with Virginia prevailing 12-9 in Princeton, N.J. and went on to win the national championship.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Virginia sophomore Casey Bocklet scored four goals to lead eight different scorers as the Cavaliers posted a 12-6 victory over Penn Friday afternoon at Georgetown University's Multi-Sport Field in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship.

At press time, Virginia (10-9) is tied with Princeton for the second most NCAA Tournament victories with 30, trailing Maryland (48). Princeton will face Duke later tonight at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

The Cavaliers took an early 2-0 lead on goals by senior Caroline McTiernan and sophomore Liza Blue in the game's first two minutes.

Penn (11-6) tied it at 2-2 on a free position shot by junior Tory Bensen at the 15:42 mark in the first half and held its first and only lead of the game at 4-3 when senior Caroline Bunting scored off a helper from freshman Nina Corcoran.

Virginia closed out the half with three goals, two by Bocklet, to take a 6-4 lead at halftime.

The Cavaliers would run off another five goals, the first two by Blue, to open the second half as part of an 8-0 run that spanned 28:31.

Bunting ended the Quakers' scoreless drought with 4:30 remaining netting her second goal of the game to score her 100th career point. After suffering a hard foul from Virginia senior goalie Kim Kolarik, she notched her fourth point of the game finding Corcoran at the top of the 12-meter fan for the uncontested tally with 39 seconds remaining.

Bunting finishes her career with 101 points, the 21st Quaker to amass at least 100 career points.

Virginia held a 30-20 edge in shots and a 13-7 advantage in draw controls, including 7-2 in the decisive second half.

The Cavaliers advance to the second round of the 2013 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship and will face host and No. 6-seed Georgetown Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at Multi-Sport Field.

Virginia holds a 7-3 edge in the all-time series and is 2-0 in NCAA Tournament games against Georgetown. The Cavaliers lost the last meeting, 8-7, in Charlottesville, Va. on Apr. 9, 2008. The Cavaliers and Hoyas last met in the NCAA Tournament on May 21, 2004 in the national semifinals with Virginia prevailing 12-9 in Princeton, N.J. and went on to win the national championship.

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WASHINGTON, D. C. A close game for the first 27 minutes quickly slipped away from Penn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament as Virginia broke open the game with a dominant run of offense in a 12-6 loss for the Quakers.

A big run for the Cavaliers after Penn took a 4-3 lead with 3:12 left in the first half was the key to Virginia's rally. Casey Bocklet scored the second of three goals in the first half just 11 seconds after Penn took its only lead of the game, and UVA would go on to score the game's next eight goals.

After Bocklet tied the game, it was two free position goals 48 seconds apart in the final minute of the first half that did the most damage. Maddy Keeshan netted the first with 52 seconds to play in the opening period, and Bocklet connected with four seconds left to give the 'Hoos a two-goal lead at the break.

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