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Virginia Athletics | February 25, 2014

Cockerton paces Virginia with seven goals in win

EMMITSBURG, Md. -- Mark Cockerton scored a career-high seven goals to lift the No. 4 Virginia Cavaliers (5-0) to a 14-6 road triumph against Mount St. Mary's (Md.) (0-4) on Tuesday afternoon inside Waldron Family Stadium.

UVa opened the game on a 3-0 run, which included back-to-back goals by Owen Van Arsdale and one by James Pannell. Mount St. Mary's put its first dent in the scoreboard with 1:50 left in the opening period on a Evan Gormley unassisted goal.

Cockerton scored his first goal of the game with 59 seconds left in the first period when Van Arsdale found the senior near the crease. Mike Fields cut Mount St. Mary's deficit down to two goals 4-2 when he scored at the 13:43 mark in the second period.

Virginia reeled off five consecutive goals to take a 9-2 lead. Cockerton scored four goals during the run and Ryan Lukacovic notched his second career goal during the run. Rob Emery assisted Cockerton twice during the run and Lukacovic notched his first collegiate assist. Cockerton capped the run with 4.4 seconds remaining on the clock.

Nick Haley won the ensuing faceoff, picked up the ground ball and launched a desperation shot that sneaked through the goal, sending the game into the intermission with UVa leading by six goals 9-3.

The Mountaineers controlled the pace of play in the third quarter, holding onto the ball and allowing UVa to take only four shots. Mount St. Mary's won 3 of 5 faceoffs in the period and enjoyed a 3-1 run. UVa's lone goal came on a Pannell score via the first collegiate assist from Carlson Milikin. Field capped the run for the Mountaineers with his goal on a Bryden Pelletier helper at 3:04, cutting the MSM deficit to four goals at 10-6. The Mount did not score again.

UVa scored four unanswered goals in the fourth stanza to solidify the win. Cockerton scored twice during the run, while Ryan Tucker added one goal. Joe French capped the run with his first career goal on the first career assist from Zed Williams.

UVa won the battle of shots (37-24) and ground balls (47-27). Mount St. Mary's won the battle of faceoffs (12-11), saves (12-11) and had more turnovers (22-16).

Greg Danseglio led all players with nine ground balls, while Joseph Lisicky had a game-high four caused turnovers. Bobby Hill and Tanner Scales each added three caused turnovers.

No. 9 Princeton 14, Manhattan 8

NEW YORK -- Forest Sonnenfeldt scored three goals and Tucker Shanley added two, as Princeton defeated Manhattan 14-8 on a frozen night at Gaelic Park. Princeton built a 13-3 lead after three quarters.

Tom Schreiber had a goal and four assists, and now has 80 goals and 79 assists for his career. He needs one more assist to join Jon Hess and Dave Hewbeck, as the only Princeton players ever to score 80 goals and 80 assists.

Ninth-ranked Princeton is now 2-0 on the young season, while Manhattan is 0-4. The Tigers are 5-0 all-time against the Jaspers.

Will Rotatori started the scoring two minutes into the game, and it was 5-0 Princeton at the end of the first quarter as five different players scored.

Kip Orban and Jake Froccaro had two goals apiece. Mike MacDonald had a goal and two assists.