HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Defending national champion Syracuse
advanced to the NCAA men's lacrosse semifinals, defeating unseeded
Maryland 11-6 on Saturday.
Kenny Nims, Stephen Keogh and Dan Hardy scored two goals apiece
for the second-seeded Orange (14-2).
Grant Catalino and Jeremy Sieverts led Maryland (10-7) with two
goals apiece at Hofstra's Shuart Stadium.
Syracuse jumped to a 4-0 lead 1:50 into the second quarter.
The Terrapins cut it to 5-3 by halftime, but the Orange pulled away
in the final four minutes of the third quarter, scoring three
straight goals to go up 9-4.
Syracuse will play next Saturday at Gillette Stadium in
Foxborough, Mass., against the winner of the quarterfinal between
No. 3 Duke and No. 6 North Carolina.