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National lacrosse roundup (May 21): Syracuse women reach final four by beating USC, 12-11, in overtime

No. 4 seed Syracuse is returning to championship weekend for the fifth straight year after beating fifth-seeded Southern California, 12-11, in overtime in the quarterfinals of the NCAA women's tournament Saturday.

Allie Murray made a save with nine seconds left in regulation to keep the game tied, and Kelly Cross scored the winner for the host Orange (19-5). The Trojans finished the season 20-1.

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Penn State 8, No. 7 seed Penn 4: The host Nittany Lions (14-6) used a 6-0 first-half run over a nearly eight-minute span to earn a victory over the Quakers (15-5) in an NCAA quarterfinal.

Trailing 2-0, the host Nittany Lions held the Quakers scoreless for the next 27:32 and had a 6-2 lead at halftime.

Madison Cyr (Winters Mill) had two goals and two assists and Madison Carter (South River) added two goals for Penn State, which advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 1999 and will face No. 3 seed North Carolina on Friday.

No. 3 North Carolina 10, No. 6 seed Notre Dame 6: Marie McCool had a hat trick and six draw controls to lead the host Tar Heels (18-2) past the Fighting Irish (14-7) in an NCAA quarterfinal.

North Carolina scored four of the first five goals in the second half to advance to the semifinals for the ninth time overall and the sixth time in the past eight years.

Salisbury 17, Colorado College 7: Gabbi Nieves and Allie Hynson (Mount de Sales) each scored three goals to lead the host Sea Gulls (18-2) over the Tigers (14-3) in a Division III regional semifinal. Salisbury will host Franklin & Marshall today at 1 p.m in the regional final.

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