Caroline Bunting and Nina Corcoran each had two goals and two assists, but the visiting Penn women were defeated by Virginia, 12-6, Friday in the first round of the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament at Multi-Sport Field in Washington.
Casey Bocklet scored four goals for Virginia, which improved to 10-9 and will face Georgetown in the second round on Sunday. The Quakers ended their season with an 11-6 record.
In another first-round game, the Penn State women beat Canisius, 14-13, and advanced to the second round at 1 p.m. Sunday against Massachusetts, which beat Connecticut, 14-10. Cyr Mackenzie led Penn State with three goals.
The Penn State men will host their first tournament game ever Saturday against Yale at 2:20 p.m. Also Saturday, Cabrini will look to extend its winning streak to 12 games in a Division III second-round game at Rochester Institute of Technology.
La Salle senior midfielder Melanie Sarcinello (Marple Newtown) was selected to play in the IWLCA/Under Armour North-South Senior All-star Game.
Softball. Playing in Amherst, Mass., Saint Joseph's downed Temple, 6-3, to advance to the Atlantic 10 title game for the third time in five years.
The Owls will play Fordham twice on Saturday, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., and must win both games to claim the A-10 crown and automatic NCAA bid.
Three Haverford players have been named to the all-Centennial Conference softball team: Juniors Jen DiCandilo (Conestoga) and Elizabeth Newman, to the first team; and freshman Sara Tauriello to the second team.
In addition, coach Jen Ward was named the conference's coach of the year. The Fords finished 26-13, winning nine more games than they did a year ago and tying the school record for victories in a season.
Tennis. Ursinus College junior Evan Stutchin was named to first-team all-Centennial singles team.
Bears head coach Pete Smith was named coach of the year. Smith, in his sixth year as coach, led the Bears to a 14-7 mark (the most win in the program's history) and a playoff spot for the first time ever.
Sophomore Caitlin Gallagher has become the first Haverford woman to be voted player of the year in the Centennial Conference.
Gallagher, a second-team all-conference member in singles and doubles last year, registered a 9-1 record in conference singles action for the second consecutive season.
Track. La Salle's Ira Davis, a three-time Olympian and one-time U.S. record holder in the triple jump, has been named to the Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame.