NCAA WLAX Semifinals: North Carolina Advances to Play in NCAA Title Game

CHESTER, Pa. - The University of North Carolina women's lacrosse team is back in the NCAA championship game for the second straight year and the third time in four years after the #3 Tar Heels defeated Penn State 12-11 Friday night in the national semifinals at Talen Energy Stadium.

Coach Jenny Levy's Tar Heels improved to 19-2 on the season with the victory while Penn State, in the national semifinals for the first time since 1999, saw its season end at 14-7.  UNC will play for the national championship at 12 noon on Sunday against the winner of Friday's second semifinal game between top-seeded Maryland and fourth-seeded Syracuse.  That game will be aired live on ESPN3.

The game Friday was marked by scoring runs for both teams.  UNC built as big as a five-goal lead at 12-7 in the second half before the Nittany Lions scored four successive goals to pull within one with 7:13 to play.

CHESTER, Pa. – No. 4 Syracuse had its 2016 season come to an end in a 19-9 loss to No. 1 Maryland in the national semifinals of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Tournament. The Orange ends the year with a 19-6 record, while the Terrapins improve to 22-0.

Senior Kayla Treanor (Niskayuna, N.Y.) played in in the final game of her storied career. She recorded one point, ending her four years with 393. That total ranks second all-time at Syracuse and fourth on the NCAA Division I all-time scoring list. Her 260 goals are the highest total in program history and the sixth-highest total in Division I history. Treanor recorded 10 draw controls against the Terrapins, giving her 216 this season. That total ties Robert Morris' Jessica Karwacki's 2014 single-season NCAA record.