In an NCAA round-of-32 game in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech shut out West Virginia 1-0 with Murielle Tiernan’s goal in the 60th minute.
The Hokies, one of the tournament's four No. 1 seeds, will play at 1 p.m. Sunday against a No. 4 seed, Santa Clara, which ousted Boston University 2-1. The Broncos’ Morgan Marlborough scored off a rebound in the 76th minute to break a 1-1 tie.
In Charlottesville, Morgan Brian scored in the 33rd minute as Virginia (22-1), the overall top seed, beat Georgetown 1-0. Earlier at Klockner Stadium, Wake Forest beat Penn State, a No. 4 seed, 1-0 on Sarah Teegarden’s goal in the 81st minute.
As in Blacksburg, the winner of Sunday’s 5 p.m. game at Klockner will advance to the Elite Eight.
No. 4 seed Duke upended No. 1 Maryland 3-2 in the NCAA semifinals on Old Dominion's field in Norfolk, ending the Terrapins’ previously unbeaten season at 22-1.
All of the scoring came in the first half; Emmie le Marchand had an assist and the Blue Devils’ final goal.
In the second semifinal, Connecticut ousted No. 3 seed North Carolina 2-1, winning 2-0 in penalty strokes after the Huskies and Tar Heels were deadlocked at 1 through normal play.
Marie Elena Bolles scored in the fifth minute for the Huskies, then had the winning shootout goal. Charlotte Craddock scored for the Tar Heels in the 44th. ...
In the Division II semis at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach, LIU Post and Shippensburg won.
Those results created the matchups for a Sunday of championships at ODU, encompassing all three divisions. Salisbury and Bowdoin will play for the Division III crown at 10:30 a.m., LIU Post and Shippensburg will square off at 1:15, and the Blue Devils and UConn will duel at 4.
No. 6 seed William and Mary’s season ended with a 25-10, 23-25, 25-10, 26-24 Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinal loss to No. 3 UNC Wilmington in Charleston, S.C.
Paulette Grande Pre had 10 kills and 15 digs, and Tribe senior classmate Celine Alasomuka had 19 digs.
In the night's first match, No. 5 seed Hofstra beat No. 4 James Madison in straight sets. The victory earned the Pride a semifinal berth Saturday against the College of Charleston, which gained the host role by winning the regular-season title.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun