For the second straight game, Halle Majorana posted four goals as top-seeded Maryland defeated eighth-seeded Virginia Tech, 14-9, in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Thursday at Boston College's Alumni Stadium.
Majorana had four goals in a regular-season-ending 22-12 win over the Hokies (8-9) on Saturday.
The Terps (17-1), also ranked No. 1, advance to face fifth-seeded Virginia at 1 p.m. today.
No. 2 Syracuse 16, No. 10 Notre Dame 11: Alyssa Murray scored a game-high five goals to power the second-seeded Orange (15-1) past the seventh-seeded Fighting Irish (9-7) in an ACC tournament quarterfinal.
A balanced offense scored eight goals each half for Syracuse, which faces North Carolina at 3 p.m. today.
No. 4 North Carolina 14, No. 5 Boston College 10: Abbey Friend scored her fifth goal on a free-position shot with 16 seconds left as the Tar Heels (14-3, 5-2) beat the host Eagles (12-5, 3-4) in an ACC tournament quarterfinal.
Boston College led 3-1 early. North Carolina broke a 4-all tie with a 3-0 run and led 9-6 at the break.
North Carolina extended its lead to six goals with less than 15 minutes to play. Boston College closed to 13-10, but no closer.
No. 17 Virginia 7, No. 6 Duke 5: Casey Bocklet scored the first two goals of a 5-0 run that spanned both halves as the fifth-seeded Cavaliers (10-7) beat the fourth-seeded Blue Devils (9-7) in an ACC tournament quarterfinal.
Bocklet finished with three goals and Liz Colgan (Notre Dame Prep) made 10 saves.
No. 13 Loyola Maryland 14, Holy Cross 10: Hannah Schmitt had four goals and the top-ranked host Greyhounds (13-4) won their 11th straight, beating the fourth-seeded Crusaders (7-13) in a Patriot League tournament semifinal.
Loyola used a five-goal run toward the beginning of the second half to pull away from Holy Cross. The Greyhounds will face Boston University in the championship game at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Boston University 13, Navy 12: Elizabeth Morse scored the game-winner with 19.6 seconds left as the Terriers (9-9) beat the Midshipmen (14-3) in a Patriot League tournament semifinal at Loyola Maryland.
Jill Horka tied the score at 12 with 2:07 left. Navy's Jill Coughlin (St. Mary's) capped a 5-0 run to give Navy a 12-10 lead with 9:03 left. She scored both of her goals during the run.
No. 11 Stanford 18, California 7: Hannah Farr and Mackenzie Tesei each had three goals to lead the host Cardinal (13-3, 7-2 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) past the Bears (5-11, 2-6).
Stanford outscored California 13-4 in the second half.
No. 18 Louisville 12, Marquette 5: Faye Brust (John Carroll) scored a game-high four goals and the host Cardinals (13-3, 7-0 Big East) opened with an 8-0 run and were never threatened by the Golden Eagles (5-11, 1-6).Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun