NCAA Women's Lacrosse First Round ACCtion: Saturday, May 14

May 14, 2011

Mollison Leads Terps to NCAA Quarterfinals

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Senior Tewaaraton finalist Sarah Mollison racked up four goals and four assists in limited action as No. 1 Maryland coasted by Navy, 19-6, in the first round of the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championship Saturday.

With eight points on the day, Mollison moved up to sixth all-time in career points at Maryland, passing 2010 Tewaaraton winner Caitlyn McFadden. The Terps (19-1) also picked up three goals each from Kristy Black, Laura Merrifield and Bria Phillips as the offense erupted for its highest scoring output since March 22.

Katie Schwarzmann, who, in addition to Mollison, was tabbed a Tewaaraton finalist late last week, registered two goals and three assists on the day as Maryland advanced to the quarterfinal round for the fifth consecutive season.

After an explosive 4-0 run in the game's opening minutes, the Terrapin defense allotted a pair of Navy scores around the 20-minute mark but ultimately ran away with the first half, capping the stanza with six unanswered goals.

Tar Heels Down Virginia, 15-7, In NCAA Tournament First Round

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Third-seeded North Carolina got four goals from Kara Cannizzaro and three goals and an assist from Laura Zimmerman and defeated unseeded Virginia, 15-7, on Saturday afternoon in women's lacrosse NCAA Tournament first-round action from Fetzer Field. Becky Lynch and Emily Garrity each added a goal and two assists for Carolina (14-5), which defeated Virginia (9-9) for the third time this season and the fourth time in a row.

The Tar Heels advance and will host sixth-seed Loyola (Md.) next Saturday (May 21) at 1 p.m. in the NCAA quarterfinals. Loyola beat Massachusetts, 14-7, on Saturday afternoon in Baltimore.

On the day, Carolina also got two goals from Abbey Friend, two from Brittney Coppa , a goal and an assist from Corey Donohoe and a goal from Margaret Corzel.

For Virginia, Katie Slater and Dana Boyle both scored twice and Charlie Finnigan had a goal and an assist. Ainsley Baker and Julie Gardner had single goals for the Cavaliers and Annie Thomas added an assist.

Eagles Fall to No. 2 Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. - The historic season for the Boston College women's lacrosse team came to an end Saturday, at the hands of No.2 Northwestern, 11-8 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

In the first half, Boston College had several opportunities to score, with seven free position shot opportunities, for a total of 14 shots for the half. Northwestern got on the board first, jumping out to a quick 4-0 lead with 17:13 remaining in the half. After several chances, Boston College scored with 10:10 in the half on a Kristin Igoe goal. Despite several scoring opportunities, the Eagles were only able to score once off their free position opportunities and went into the half down 6-3.

Northwestern again struck first after the break, but BC responded ten seconds later, with Igoe taking the draw and scoring, followed by a Wilton goal with 23:15 remaining to cut the Wildcat lead to two. Despite the momentum, Northwester scored twice to extend the lead to four. Boston College was able to cut the Wildcat lead to two on a Wilton goal, her third goal of the game, with 8:28 to go. However, that was as close as the Eagles would get as Northwester was able to score again and the Wildcats were able to run out the clock, winning by the final, 11-8.