DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Loras defeated Hanover 3-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

A trio of first half goals put Loras into the second round -- thanks to goals by Danielle Vujovic, Ali Schmitt, and Kate Young.

Loras was in control early, and on their first official shot of the game, Danielle Vujovic headed in a Madeline Tennant pass past Hanover goalkeeper Bethann Hancock to open the scoring. The Duhawks' goal came just 4:43 into the game.

Less than two minutes later the Duhawks doubled the lead when Ali Schmitt pounced on a loose ball to make it 2-0.

Lisa Waltz slipped a pass through to Kate Young in the 28th minute to make it 3-0 heading into halftime. Young's goal was her team high 12th of the season.

Loras held an 8-0 shot advantage in the first 45 minutes.

In the second half, Loras again held a shot advantage, this time just 5-3 as the Panthers forced Katie Chambers to make one save and reserve goalkeeper Hannah Wilson into another.