Kim Kolarik (South River) made six saves and Liza Blue (Garrison Forest) had a career-best four goals to power visiting Virginia to an 10-7 upset over No. 8 Duke in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals Thursday.
The fifth-seeded Cavaliers (10-8) face No. 1 and top seed Maryland (17-0) in today's 1 p.m. semifinal. The Terps previously beat Virginia, 18-10, on March 1.
The Cavaliers held a 6-3 advantage at halftime because of hat tricks from Blue and Casey Bocklet.
The Blue Devils (11-5) pulled within 8-6 on a fast break with 18:06 left. Blue added her fourth goal of the game with 12:44 left.
"I think it [her goal scoring] sparked our offense," Blue said. "We just knew to go for broke in this game. We needed to leave it all out on the field. We went hard in practice all week, and my teammates really helped set me up really nicely."
Kelly Boyd (St. Paul's) recorded the first assist of her career by finding Ashlee Warner right in front of the net with 9:14 left for the final Virginia score.
Duke was led by Makenzie Hommel and Kelci Smesko, who had three goals each.
No. 14 Boston College 10, Virginia Tech 8: Covie Stanwick (Notre Dame Prep) scored a game-high five goals and set the school's single-season scoring record to lead the third-seeded host Eagles (12-6) past the sixth-seeded Hokies (8-8) in an ACC tournament quarterfinal.
Boston College advances to face No. 3 and second-seeded North Carolina in today's 3 p.m. semifinal.
"We've been playing in a ton of close games at the end of the season, which has become who we are. Our girls are doing a great job of winning close games," Eagles coach Acacia Walker said. "It was about shooting. It was about draw controls, and it was about taking the best opportunity to shoot."
The Eagles extended their school-record winning streak to eight games with the victory over Virginia Tech.
Boston College scored four straight goals to turn a 7-6 deficit with 17:58 remaining into a 10-7 lead with 7:36 to play. The win was the Eagles' second all-time win in ACC tournament play.
UC Davis 15, No. 19 Stanford 14, OT: In their season finale, the host Aggies (6-9, 3-5 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) scored twice in the final minute of overtime, with Elizabeth Datino's unassisted goal with two seconds left giving them an upset of the Cardinal (10-5, 5-2).
Anna Kim (River Hill) had two goals for Stanford, which got 11 saves from Lyndsey Munoz (St. Mary's).
The Aggies led for most of the way but fell behind 13-12 after a 4-0 run by Stanford.
Notre Dame (Md.) 14, Bryn Mawr 7: Alli Terry (Catholic) scored a game-high six goals to power the Gators (8-6) past the host Owls (2-14).
Notre Dame jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Bryn Mawr got back-to-back goals from Kathleen Magner and freshman Claire Johnson within 20 seconds, cutting the deficit in half.
The Gators tacked on three more goals over the final 12 minutes of the half to take a 7-2 lead heading into the break.
Bryn Mawr closed to within 9-5 before Terry rattled off four straight goals for a 13-5 Notre Dame lead.
Wednesday's state men
Mary Washington 11, Frostburg State 6: A week after a home victory over the Eagles that clinched a home playoff game, the fourth-seeded Bobcats (11-6) were eliminated in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament.
Fifth-seeded Mary Washington faces top seed Salisbury in Saturday's semifinal at 7 p.m.
The Eagles raced out to a 4-1 lead early in the second quarter and later blew open a one-goal game with four scores in the fourth quarter.
Trailing 7-3 early in the third quarter, Frostburg collected itself, went on a 3-0 run and trailed just 7-6 entering the fourth.
Sophomore Devin Colegrove (Dulaney) and freshman Spenser Love (Winters Mill) each had a goal and an assist during the run that pulled the Bobcats to within one. The Eagles, however, scored four goals in the fourth on just seven shots.
Mary Washington set the tone in the first half, taking a 6-3 lead into intermission while holding a 35-9 lead in shots. The Eagles finished with a 51-37 edge in shots.
Bobcats junior keeper Tyler Haines (Winters Mill) did his part to keep the hosts in the game, stopping 20 shots, including nine in the second quarter. Classmate Billy Lark won 15 of 17 faceoffs and added five ground balls.
Colegrove finished with a team best two goals and one assist.Copyright © 2015, CT Now