Maryland women top Duke, 12-3, in ACC semis

Alex Aust had seven points on four assists and three goals to lead No. 3 seed Maryland past No. 2 Duke, 12-3, in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference women's lacrosse championship Saturday.

The Terrapins (15-3) held the Blue Devils (10-6) to a tournament-record-low three goals. Katie Schwarzmann single-handedly outscored the Duke attack with four goals.

Kim Wenger scored for the Blue Devils at 28:03, but Duke did not score its second goal until the 27:07 mark of the second period. After the first media timeout, Maryland went on a 6-0 run.

After Taylor Trimble's goal three minutes into the second half, the Terps went on another 6-0 run.

No. 1 North Carolina 14, No. 4 Virginia 6: After a low-scoring first half, the No. 1 Tar Heels (14-2) pushed past the No. 4 Cavaliers (11-6) in the championship semifinals at Duke's Koskinen Stadium.

North Carolina went on a 7-1 run in the second half to overcome Virginia after the first half ended in a tie at 2.

Kara Cannizzaro had four goals to lead the Tar Heels.


No. 2 Loyola 17, Hobart 6: Mike Sawyer and Eric Lusby combined to score seven goals to push the Greyhounds (12-0, 6-0 Eastern College Athletic Conference) past the host Statesmen (3-9, 1-4).

Loyola will be the top seed in the ECAC championships May 2-4.

The Greyhounds scored the game's first five goals and scored five unanswered in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

Drexel 13, Towson 5: The visiting Dragons (6-7, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association) outscored the Tigers (7-6, 2-3) 7-1 in the second half to clinch a spot in the CAA tournament.

Drexel had five players score at least two goals and led 6-4 at halftime.

Andrew Hodgson scored Towson's final goal 8:13 into the second half. The Dragons ended the game with six unanswered goals.

UMBC 17, Albany 16, OT: Scott Jones capped a rally with a goal 1:43 into overtime and the Retrievers (5-6, 3-1 America East) edged the visiting Great Danes (3-9, 3-1).

The Retrievers trailed Albany 16-11 with under six minutes remaining in regulation, but UMBC scored five goals in a span of 2:18 and tied the score on a goal by Dave Brown with 2:57 remaining.

Mount St. Mary's 9, Sacred Heart 8: The host Mount (4-7, 1-3 Northeast Conference) held on to push past the Pioneers (3-9, 0-4). Andrew Scalley paced the Mount with two goals and four assists in the victory.

Trailing 5-4 at the half, Mount St. Mary's scored three times in the opening four minutes of the second half to lead 7-5.

McDaniel 12, Gettysburg 10: The host Green Terror (8-6, 4-3 CC) took an 8-2 halftime advantage and held on to defeat the Bullets (10-4, 6-1).

McDaniel pushed its lead to 12-6 with 7:10 remaining in the fourth quarter. Gettysburg scored the last four goals.

Salisbury 17, Washington College 5: The host Sea Gulls (17-0) outscored the Shoremen (9-4) 8-1 in the fourth quarter to push past Washington College in the annual War on the Shore for the Charles B. Clark Cup.

No. 10 Penn State 12, No. 19 Johns Hopkins 9: The host Nittany Lions (11-4, 3-2 American Lacrosse Conference) topped the Blue Jays (7-7, 0-4).

Colleen McCaffrey and Sammy Cermack scored within 39 seconds in the second half to bring the Blue Jays within 8-6.

The teams traded two-goal runs for the remainder of the game.

Navy 14, Lehigh 4: The visiting Midshipmen (15-2, 6-0 Patriot League) opened the game on an 8-0 run on their way to beating the Mountain Hawks (7-9, 2-4).

Navy led 9-1 at the half.

Washington College 16, McDaniel 14, OT: Corinne Ziccardi (Loch Raven) scored the game-winning goal with 3:42 left in overtime to push the visiting Shorewomen (10-5, 6-3 CC) past the Green Terror (6-10, 3-6).

Washington led 14-12 with 4:12 remaining, but McDaniel scored twice in the final 30 seconds to force overtime.

Neumann 11, Notre Dame (Md.) 4: The host Knights (10-4, 5-2 Colonial States Athletic Conference) scored eight goals in the second half to beat the Gators (7-7, 3-5).

Susquehanna 15, Goucher 7: The host Crusaders (12-1, 2-1 Landmark Conference) used an 11-1 halftime lead to top the Gophers (4-10, 0-4).

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