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May 28, 2011 7:15 PM by Jordan Mason

Virginia beats Denver in men's lacrosse semifinals

BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) - Steele Stanwick had three goals and two assists, leading seventh-seeded Virginia to 14-8 victory over No. 6 seed Denver in the national semifinals Saturday.

The four-time champion Cavaliers seized control early in their 22nd appearance in the final four. Stanwick and Chris Bocklet had two goals apiece as Virginia led 9-2 at halftime.

Jeremy Noble scored three times for Denver (15-3), which was making its first appearance in the semifinals. The Pioneers outscored the Cavaliers 4-1 in the fourth quarter to make the final score more respectable.

Bocklet and Mark Cockerton finished with three goals apiece for Virginia (12-5), which advanced to the finals for the ninth time. The Cavaliers will play unseeded Maryland or No. 5 Duke in the
championship on Monday.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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