Sue Ackermann recorded a game-high 10 points on seven goals and three assists as host Salisbury topped St. Mary's for a third time this season, 22-9, in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament yesterday.
The Sea Gulls (21-0) beat St. Mary's, 18-7, on April 25 in the Capital Athletic Conference championship, their sixth straight title, and also won 18-11 on April 5.
Salisbury faces Catholic in the regional final at 1 p.m. today. Catholic defeated Rowan, 17-15.
CCBC-Catonsville 14, Herkimer County CC 6 --The top-ranked Cardinals held host Herkimer scoreless for 26 minutes en route to winning in a National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association semifinal.
Catonsville outscored the host Generals 10-1 during the run to advance to today's 1 p.m. title game against Harford CC. Catonsville (14-0) defeated Harford in the teams' three previous games this season, including a 17-7 victory in the Region XX final May 4.
"We know a lot about them," Catonsville sophomore attack Jessica Baublitz said. "If we play our game, we should be fine."
Catonsville was the NJCAA runner-up to Anne Arundel CC the past two years and will play for its sixth national title and first since 2005.
Baublitz, a Parkville graduate, scored six goals. Her first with 5:07 remaining in the first half tied the score at 5 and started the Cardinals' run. Baublitz scored her second goal 69 seconds later, and the Cardinals never trailed the rest of the way.
"I think we had the jitters because it was nationals," Baublitz said. "We weren't used to it."
Courtney Berger (Hereford) had five goals and one assist for the Cardinals.
Harford CC 11, Monroe CC 8 --The Fighting Owls advanced to their first NJCAA title game under coach Pam Reich.
"It's all heart, it's all determination," said Reich, who reached the final in her first trip to the final four.
Former Fallston players Kathleen Tress and Jessica Kress scored three and two goals, respectively, for Harford. The Fighting Owls (8-4) outscored Monroe 5-2 after halftime.
"We were working together. We were getting assists," Kress said.
Bel Air's Lisa Parr had three goals and one assist, and Eliza Burk from Perry Hall added two goals and one assist.