Around the ACC: The NCAA Lacrosse Tournaments
There are several NCAA tournaments in play right now.
With all 5 ACC teams having good/great seasons (all seeded 7th or higher), expectations were high. #1 Notre Dame did what it needed to, defeating Towson, 12-10. #2 Syracuse had its way with Marist, 20-8. #3 North Carolina held serve against Colgage, 19-12. #5 seeded Duke was upset by Ohio State, 16-11. #7 Virginia was obliterated by Johns Hopkins, 19-7. So that’s three of the final 8 teams for the ACC.
Next up, Notre Dame will play unseeded Albany on May 16, with the winner to face the winner of Ohio State vs. Denver. #2 Syracuse will play Johns Hopkins, with North Carolina playing Maryland in the other quarterfinal.
The women are also down to 8 teams, including (again) 3 ACC teams. #1 seeded Maryland will play #8 Northwestern in one quarterfinal, while unseeded Loyola will play #4 Syracuse. In the other quarterfinals, #3 Duke will play Princeton and #2 North Carolina will play Penn State. Virginia was eliminated by Penn State.