Second-seed Albany used balanced scoring and a strong first quarter to carry them past Denver, 15-13, in an NCAA men's lacrosse Division I quarterfinal at Hempstead, N.Y. Saturday.
The Great Danes (16-2) advance to face third-seed Yale in the semifinals next Saturday at Foxboro, Mass. The Pioneers finished 13-4.
Albany had four players scored three goals: Sean Eccles, Kyle McClancy, Tehoka Nanticoke and Jakob Patterson. The Great Danes took a 4-2 lead in the first quarter before Denver matched them goal for goal in each of the following quarters.
No. 4 seed Boston College 12, Stony Brook 11, 20T: Dempsey Arsenault completed her hat trick by scoring the game-winner with 1:42 left in the second overtime to lift the host Eagles (21-1) over the Seawolves (20-1) in an NCAA Division I quarterfinal. Boston College's Tess Chandler scored the tying goal with 3:39 left in regulation.
No. 2 seed North Carolina 19, Northwestern 14: Taylor Moreno made 17 saves and Jamie Oretega had five goals as the host Tar Heels (17-3) beat the Wildcats (15-6) in an NCAA Division I quarterfinal. North Carolina secured its seventh trip to the final four in the last 10 seasons.
The win was the Tar Heels' fifth in a row over the Wildcats and their seventh in the last eight meetings.
No. 3 seed James Madison 11, Florida 8: Kristen Gaudian had a hat trick and the host Dukes (20-1) went on a 7-1 run in the second half to beat the Gators (17-4) in an NCAA Division I quarterfinal.
Salisbury 16, Denison 4: Dana King had a hat trick and the host Sea Gulls (20-1) beat the Big Red (17-3) in NCAA Division III quarterfinal. Salisbury trailed 1-0 before reeling off the next eight goals.
Salisbury advances to face Trinity (Conn.) in today's region final at 1 p.m.. The Bantams (13-6) beat Rhodes, 20-11.