NCAA Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Sunday, May 12

NCAA Women's Lacrosse ACCtion: Sunday, May 12

May 12, 2013

Duke Tops Navy to Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Six different Blue Devils registered goals and the Duke defense held eighth-seeded Navy scoreless for over 40 minutes en route to a 10-5 victory over the Mids Sunday afternoon in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

With the victory, Duke improved its ledger to 14-5 (2-3 ACC) and advances to the NCAA quarterfinals for the 13th time in program history. The squad will face top-seeded Maryland next weekend in College Park, Md., following the Terrapins' 11-3 win over Stony Brook Sunday.

Navy won the opening draw and struck first on a tally by Aimee Gennaro, but freshman midfielder Maddy Acton, who scored the game-winner in Friday evening's first round victory over Princeton, responded just a minute later for the Blue Devils. The two teams then swapped goals again before the Mids took a two-goal advantage at 4-2 with 19:50 to play in the half.

Terps Stymie Stony Brook in Second Round

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A stellar defensive effort vaulted top-seeded Maryland past Stony Brook 11-3 in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship Sunday.

Brooke Griffin led Maryland (20-0) with four goals while senior Tewaaraton finalist Alex Aust pitched in with four points on two goals and two assists.

Katie Schwarzmann - who was recently named a Tewaaraton finalist for the third straight season - put the Terps on the board and evened the score with a free position tally at 13:25, halting Maryland's longest scoring drought of the year. Beth Glaros then gave Maryland its first lead of the game with an assisted score from Kelly McPartland with 12:19 remaining in the first half.

Virginia Upsets Georgetown to Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Virginia women's lacrosse team (11-9) upset six-seed Georgetown (13-6), 10-8, in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship on Multi-Sport Field in Washington, D.C.

Virginia went on an 8-1 run that spanned both halves and held off a late rally by the sixth-seed Hoyas en route to the win Sunday afternoon.

With the victory, the unseeded Cavaliers advance to the quarterfinals of the 2013 NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship and will face No. 3-seed North Carolina next weekend, date and time TBA.

Tar Heels Blow Past Loyola, 19-9

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Third-seeded North Carolina got five goals and two assists from Kara Cannizzaro and four goals and two assists from Abbey Friend, defeating 11th-ranked and unseeded Loyola, 19-9, on Sunday at Fetzer Field in the NCAA Tournament second round. UNC out-scored the Greyhounds, 12-4, in the second half.

With the victory, Carolina (15-3) advances to the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals for the ninth consecutive season. Loyola's season ends at 11-9.

Carolina improved to 11-1 all-time in NCAA Tournament first round games, winning its 11th first-round contest in a row. UNC also improved to 14-1 at home in NCAA Tournament play and has won 13 home NCAA games in a row.