The Cavaliers (11-5) led 10-4 at halftime after falling behind 4-1 in the first quarter. Virginia's defense held the Big Red scoreless for 22 minutes, 32 seconds, spanning the first three quarters. Roy Lang ended the drought 3:35 into the third quarter.
"I thought it was just a great lacrosse game," Virginia coach Dom Starsia said. "I thought we shot the ball very well. It's just been a remarkable run these last few weeks and I'm really pleased that we're still playing."
Virginia scored nine unanswered goals, including Bocklet's second and third of the game. His goal 2:55 into the match tied the game at one and pushed his goal-scoring streak to 34 games. He has scored 94 goals in those games.
"They forced us to play from behind the entire time," Cornell coach Ben DeLuca said. "This loss is on my shoulders, squarely."
Steve Mock scored four goals for Cornell (14-3) and Rob Pannell had three.
Virginia goaltender Adam Ghitelman stopped 13 of 22 shots.
|Chris Blocket #10 is congratulated by teamates.|
"We tried to do the best job we could to get back in the game," Pannell said. "We had a lot of opportunities where we could have scored and I think Adam Ghitelman played great, to his credit. He made a lot of saves. We couldn't get any run going."
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Sunday, May 22
MARYLAND vs. Syracuse, Foxborough, Mass. (NCAA Tournament - Quarterfinals), 12:00 PM, TV: ESPNU
DUKE vs. Notre Dame, Foxborough, Mass. (NCAA Tournament - Quarterfinals), 2:30 PM, TV: ESPNU