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Women's lacrosse roundup: Terps beat Penn State, win inaugural Big Ten regular-season title

Top-ranked Maryland completed a perfect regular season in women's lacrosse Thursday night.

Taylor Cummings (McDonogh) scored four goals and the host Terps (17-0, 5-0) won the Big Ten Conference regular-season championship in the first year of league play by beating No. 8 Penn State, 13-10.

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Cummings, the Tewaaraton Award winner last year, made an 8-meter shot for a 10-7 Maryland lead with 16 minutes, 38 seconds left in the game.

Jenna Mosketti (Fallston) and Steph Lazo (St. Mary's) led the Nittany Lions (12-4, 4-1) with three goals each.

The Terps opened with a 6-0 run, but Penn State pulled within 8-7 on Lazo's first goal with 20:07 left in the game. Maryland answered with a 3-0 run in which Cummings scored the first two goals.

The Terps will be the top seed in the conference tournament, which begins Thursday in Piscataway, N.J.

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No. 2 North Carolina 18, Virginia Tech 12: The top-seeded Tar Heels (14-2) got a career-high four goals from Kelly Devlin and three goals and three assists from Sydney Holman to defeat the Hokies (6-11) in an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinal at Virginia.

Eighth-seeded Virginia Tech was led by Megan Will (C. Milton Wright) and Meg Bartley with three goals each.

The win is the sixth straight for the Tar Heels, who advance to face No. 14 Notre Dame in today's semifinal at 1 p.m.

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No. 7 Syracuse 14, No. 3 Boston College 13, 2OT: The Orange (12-6) won the opening draw in sudden victory and Kayla Treanor (three goals) scored the game-winner with 1:36 left as sixth-seeded Syracuse upset the third-seeded Eagles (14-3) in an ACC quarterfinal at Virginia.

Boston College's Kenzie Kent (five goals) tied the game three times — at 11, 12 and 13, which forced the overtime sessions.

Treanor (three goals, two assists) moved up to fourth on the Orange's all-time scoring list. Maryland transfer Halley Majorana had four goals for Syracuse.

No. 4 Duke 14, No. 16 Louisville 7: The third-seeded Blue Devils (14-2) outscored the seventh-seeded Cardinals 8-3 in the second half to win an ACC quarterfinal at Virginia.

Kerrin Maurer and Maddy Acton each had a hat trick for Duke. Seven players scored one goal each for Louisville (10-7).

The Blue Devils face Syracuse in today's semifinal at 3 p.m.

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No. 14 Notre Dame 7, No. 6 Virginia 6: Rachel Sexton scored back-to-back goals in the second half for a 7-4 lead with 5:16 left to play and the fifth-seeded Fighting Irish (10-7) held on to beat the fourth-seeded host Cavaliers (11-6) in an ACC quarterfinal.

Virginia scored twice over the final 2:47. Kelly Boyd (St. Paul's) brought the Cavaliers within one on her third goal of the game with 20 second left.

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