COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The ninth-ranked Duke women’s lacrosse team had its run in the NCAA Championship come to an end in the quarterfinals, as the Blue Devils fell to top seed Maryland by a 15-8 score Saturday at the Terrapins’ Field Hockey and Lacrosse Complex.
Head coach Kerstin Kimel’s team concluded the season with a record of 11-8 after making the program’s 10th consecutive appearance in the tournament quarterfinals.
Juniors Kerrin Maurer and Brigid Smith each recorded a hat trick to pace Duke’s attack, while sophomore goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea accounted for eight saves and three caused turnovers. Senior defender Taylor Virden added three ground balls, two caused turnover and one draw control and concluded her collegiate career ranked second all-time at Duke in draw controls with 184 over four seasons.
The Terrapins got on the board first on a tally by Beth Glaros, and after a counter by junior midfielder Maddy Morrissey, added two more for an early 3-1 advantage. Sophomore Maddy Acton found Smith at the 20:17 mark to cut it to one, but Maryland took off on a three-goal run, fueled by Glaros, Kristen Lamon and Taylor Cummings.
The Terrapins advance to next weekend’s NCAA semifinals.
N.C. State 5, Georgia 4: The N.C. State softball team advanced to the final of the NCAA Athens Regional with a 5-4 win over host and No. 1 seed Georgia. The Wolfpack is 2-0 in the regional field and will play at noon on Sunday. If needed, a second game would take place at 2:30 p.m.
With a win in Sunday’s contest, N.C. State would clinch the program’s first-ever berth in an NCAA Super Regional. It is also the first time the Wolfpack has won the first two games of a regional field to advance to the final without a loss.