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Roundup: North Carolina men beat Colgate, will face Terps; Loyola Md. women upset Boston College

Third-seeded North Carolina scored eight second-quarter goals and cruised to a 19-12 win over visiting Colgate in an NCAA Division I tournament first-round game Sunday.

The Raiders (10-6) had the final three goals of the first period to grab a 4-3 lead. But the Tar Heels (13-3) responded by outscoring Colgate 8-2 to make it 11-6 at halftime.

Colgate rallied again in the third quarter, scoring three straight and then the first goal of the fourth to pull within 15-12. But the Tar Heels, led by four-goal games from Joey Sankey and Luke Goldstock, closed out the win decisively.

They will face sixth-seeded Maryland in the quarterfinals Sunday in Annapolis.

No. 4 seed Denver 15, Brown 9: Ryan LaPlante made 16 saves, including 13 in the first half, and Connor Cannizzaro (Maryland) scored five goals to lead the Pioneers (14-2) past the Bears (12-5) and into a home quarterfinal matchup Saturday against Ohio State.

Tyler Pace added two goals and three assists for Denver, which led 5-1 after the first quarter. The Pioneers entered halftime with a 10-2 lead.

No. 2 seed Syracuse 20, Marist 8: Kevin Rice finished with a career-high nine points to power the Orange (13-2) to a home rout.

With the victory over the Red Foxes (14-4), Syracuse improved to 11-4 in NCAA first-round tournament games. It will face Johns Hopkins in the quarterfinals at Annapolis on Sunday.

Nation women

No. 2 seed North Carolina 11, Florida 6: Aly Messinger scored four goals and Caylee Waters made 10 saves as the host Tar Heels (16-3) advanced to host Penn State in a quarterfinal game Saturday afternoon. Waters and the North Carolina defense limited the Gators (15-6), who entered the game ranked second in the nation in goals per game (15.92), to a season low.

No. 3 seed Duke 17, Southern California 9: Four Blue Devils (15-4) finished with hat tricks and junior goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea had eight saves against the Trojans (14-6) to set up a quarterfinal matchup with visiting Princeton this weekend.

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No. 4 seed Syracuse 13, Penn 10:

Junior Kayla Treanor had a game-high six points to lead the Orange (15-7) over the visiting Quakers (15-5). Syracuse advances to the quarterfinals for the fourth straight year and will face Loyola Maryland.

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Loyola Maryland 19, No. 5 seed Boston College 12: Kara Burke (Dulaney) tied an NCAA tournament record with eight goals as the Greyhounds (17-4) upset the host Eagles (15-4) for their program-record 16th straight win.

Princeton 8, No. 6 seed Stony Brook 4:

The Tigers secured the upset to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 2011. Princeton (16-3) used a 3-0 run after halftime to take a 6-3 lead over the host Seawolves and held Stony Brook (18-2) to just one goal in the second half.

Penn State 13, No. 7 seed Virginia 11:

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The Nittany Lions (16-4), powered by a trio of hat tricks, are headed to the quarterfinals for the third time in four years under coach Missy Doherty. Katie O'Donnell, Madison Cyr (Winters Mill) and Steph Lazo (St. Mary's) scored three times against the Cavaliers (12-7).

No. 8 seed Northwestern 16, Ohio State 11: The Wildcats turned an early three-goal deficit into a five-goal victory at home over the Fighting Irish (11-9). Trailing 6-3 late in the first half, Northwestern (14-6) outscored Notre Dame 13-5 over the next 35 minutes. The Wildcats face top-seeded Maryland on Sunday.

State women

Hamilton 9, Salisbury 8, 2OT: The host Sea Gulls (14-4) gave up a late lead and came up just short in a second-round game, ending the defense of their Division III national championship.

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