CHAPEL HILL — No. 2 seed North Carolina dispatched third-seeded Boston College 16-6 in the semifinals of the ACC women’s lacrosse championship at Fetzer Field Friday.
Abbey Friend scored a game-high four goals, and Aly Messinger added a hat trick for North Carolina, which outshot Boston College 30-15.
The Eagles jumped ahead early, grabbing a 1-0 lead on Covie Stanwick’s goal 44 seconds into the match, but the Tar Heels countered with five unanswered goals, eventually taking a 6-3 halftime lead.
The outcome sets up a rematch between the Tar Heels and Maryland, which has won four straight ACC championships. Maryland beat North Carolina 14-13 at College Park, Md. in the teams’ first meeting.
The ACC championship is scheduled for Sunday at 5p.m.
Maryland 13, Virginia 9: In the first semifinal of the ACC championships, the No. 1 Terrapins got hat tricks from Alex Aust, Katie Schwarzmann, Brooke Griffin and Kelly McPartland to down fifth seeded Virginia and remain undefeated.
ACC Championships: No. 2 seed Duke advanced and No. 4 N.C. State and No. 8 North Carolina were eliminated from the ACC tennis championships quarterfinals at Cary.
The Blue Devils had little trouble with Florida State, winning 4-0. After 8-4 wins at Nos. 1 and 3 doubles, Raphael Hemmeler, Jason Tahir and Michael Redlicki completed the shutout with singles victories at Nos. 5, 6 and 3, respectively. Duke will face third-seeded Wake Forest, a 4-2 winner against Virginia Tech, Saturday at 1 p.m.
N.C. State fell to Clemson 4-2. The Tigers were up 3-0, before the Wolfpack got victories from Sean Weber and Dave Thomson to cut the lead to 3-2. Zachary Rigsby clinched the win for the Tigers with his come-from-behind win against Beck Bond, 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 at No. 5.
Virginia cruised past the Tar Heels 4-0 in the first quarterfinal match of the day, quickly winning the doubles point and clinching the match with straight-set wins at Nos. 2, 3 and 5. The Cavaliers will meet Clemson at 10 a.m. Saturday.
ACC Championship: Top-seeded North Carolina swept N.C. State 4-0 in the opening quarterfinal of the ACC championships at Cary.
ACC Player of the Year Gina Suarez-Malaguti teamed with Tessa Lyons for an 8-4 win at No. 3 doubles that clinched the doubles point for North Carolina. And then in singles, Caroline Price (No. 4) Lauren McHale (No. 5) and Whitney Kay (No. 3) all won in straight sets to clinch the victory.
The Tar Heels will face fourth seeded Miami, a 4-1 winner against Georgia Tech at 10 a.m. Saturday.
In other quarterfinals action, ACC Freshman of the Year Julia Elbaba came from behind to defeat Illinca Stoica 2-6, 6-0, 7-5 at No. 1 singles to seal No. 3 seed Virginia’s 4-3 victory against Virginia Tech. The will face No. 7 Florida State, which upset No. 2 Clemson 4-3.
Track and Field
Saint Augustine’s: Elhadji Mbow won the men’s 400 meter hurdles in the championship division at the Penn Relays at Philadelphia.
Duke: Junior Tanner Anderson cleared 7 feet, 2.25 inches to win the men’s high jump at the Penn Relays.
The women’s sprint medley relay team finished second behind Louisiana State.
N.C. State: Coach Time Santoro announced the 2013 schedule, highlighted by trips to North Carolina (Oct. 10) and Duke (Oct. 24) and 12 home matches, including Notre Dame (Sept. 12). The Wolfpack will open the regular season at Navy on Aug. 23.