Lacrosse roundup: Terps women defeat Virginia in ACC semifinal
By From Sun staff reports
Apr 26, 2014 | 4:30 AM
Brooke Griffin (South River) tied an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament record with seven goals as top-seeded Maryland defeated fifth-seeded Virginia, 15-9, in a semifinal at Boston College on Friday.
Griffin's seven goals tied the tournament record set by Maryland's Jen Adams against North Carolina in the 1999 semifinals and matched by Virginia's Tyler Leachman against North Carolina in 2006 semifinals.
The Terps took an 8-2 halftime lead before trading goals with Virginia in the second half. No. 1 Maryland (18-1) will face second-seeded Syracuse in Sunday's championship game at 1 p.m.
Liza Blue had five goals for the No. 17 Cavaliers (10-8). Virginia's Liz Colgan (Notre Dame Prep) had 10 saves.
No. 2 Syracuse 9, No. 4 North Carolina 7: The second-seeded Orange (17-1) scored the last three goals of the game to earn a come-from-behind victory over the third-seeded Tar Heels (14-4) in an ACC semifinal.
Syracuse led 6-2 at the half before North Carolina started the second half with a 5-0 run for a 7-6 lead. The Orange's Kayla Treanor tied the score at 8:28. Amy Cross had the go-ahead goal with 7:20 left, and Katie Webster (four goals) added an insurance goal with 5:49 left.
Mount St. Mary's 7, Saint Francis (Pa.) 6: Lindsay Diaz (Dulaney) got a hat trick during a 5-0 second-half rally as the host Mount (3-12, 2-4 Northeast Conference) earned a come-from-behind victory over the Red Flash (4-11, 1-5).
Saint Francis opened with a 5-0 run and led 6-2 at the break. Rachel Larson had a natural hat trick for the Red Flash during the run.
Diaz started the Mount rally with 8:30 left and scored the last two goals, with 4:28 and 1:53 left in the game.
No. 14 Massachusetts 21, St. Bonaventure 8: Sam Rush, Katie Ferris and Ellie Bullitt each scored three goals and led 14 scorers as the host Minutewomen (15-1, 6-0 Atlantic 10) beat the Bonnies (0-13, 0-6).
Massachusetts' winning streak against conference opponents was extended to 35 games.
Mary Maestri gave St. Bonaventure a 1-0 lead 2:09 into the game. UMass answered with a 12-0 run over a 141/2-minute span in the first half.
No. 4 Syracuse 16, No. 2 Duke 15: Dylan Donahue scored the game-winner with one second left to lift the third-seeded Orange (10-3) over the second-seeded Blue Devils (12-3) in an ACC semifinal at PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
Syracuse will face fourth-seeded Notre Dame on Sunday at 1 p.m. for the championship.
Donahue finished with a game-high four goals. Case Matheis, Josh Dionne and Deemer Class (Loyola) each had three goals for Duke.
No. 9 Penn 17, St. John's 10: Nick Doktor and Zack Losco each scored three goals to lead the Quakers (9-3) past the Red Storm (7-7) at the Katie Sampson Festival in Radnor, Pa.
St. John's made it 1-1 when one of the nation's leading scorers, Kieran McArdle, netted the first of his five on the night.
Lehigh 12, No. 11 Army 11: Reid Weber scored the game-winner with 3.7 seconds left as the third-seeded Mountain Hawks (13-4) beat the second-seeded Black Knights (9-4) in a Patriot League semifinal at Loyola Maryland.
Lehigh advances to Sunday's championship, its third straight appearance, versus host Loyola at 7:30 p.m.
John Glesener had a game-high five goals for Army.
The Black Knights' Jimbo Moore tied the score at 11 with 3:29 left in the game.
No. 17 Drexel 11, High Point 8: The Dragons (10-4) scored the first four goals of the game and won their sixth straight, beating the host Panthers (8-6). Ben McIntosh recorded his 15th hat trick of the season for Drexel.