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.
Davis (class of 1958) joins fellow track standout Al Cantello and basketball great Tom Gola as La Salle's representatives in the MAC Hall of Fame.