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Duke tops Virginia in NCAA women's lacrosse

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Kat Thomas scored three goals as seventh-seeded Duke beat Virginia 11-9 on Sunday in the first round of the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament.

Maddy Morrissey added two goals and an assist, and her second goal broke a 9-all tie with 15:44 remaining. Kim Wenger added an insurance goal with 2:47 for the Blue Devils (12-6). Duke advances to play defending champion Northwestern, the No. 2 seed.

Katie Slater scored her fourth goal with 17:06 left to tie it at 9 for Virginia (11-8), before Morrissey put the Blue Devils on top for good.

Morgan Stephens added two goals for the Cavaliers, who beat Duke 14-12 two months ago in the schools' most recent meeting. Virginia is now 3-2 in NCAA tournament games against the Blue Devils.

Loyola 10, Penn 9

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Hannah Schmitt scored with 3.8 seconds left in overtime to give No. 6 seed Loyola a victory over Penn in the opening round of the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament on Sunday.

Schmitt took a pass from Sydney Thomas on a fast break and scored the game-winning goal at the end of the second three-minute overtime period - it was not sudden-death.

Marlee Paton led Loyola with four goals and one assist, and the Greyhounds will go to No. 3 seed Maryland next Saturday at noon in the quarterfinals.

Sunday's game featured nine ties, and neither Loyola (14-5) nor Penn (9-8) led by more than one goal. Penn was ahead for most of the second half until Sydney Thomas scored late for Loyola to tie the game at 8 and force overtime.

Meredith Cain scored with 21.6 seconds left in the first extra period to give Penn a 9-8 lead. But Loyola tied it on Kara Burke's goal with three-tenths of a second left in the period.

Loyola goalie Kerry Stoothoff started the winning play with her save of a Cain shot with about 20 seconds left in the second extra period. After a foul, the Greyhounds started a fast break that ended with Thomas feeding Schmitt for the winning goal.

Syracuse 15, Dartmouth 5

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Senior midfielder Sarah Holden and sophomore attacker Alyssa Murray each scored four goals, and Syracuse beat Dartmouth on Sunday in the first round of the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament.

The fourth-seeded Orange (17-3) advance to the quarterfinals, where they'll host fifth-seeded North Carolina next weekend.

Syracuse beat Dartmouth 22-4 during the regular season, but this time the Big Green (12-5) made the Orange work harder. Dartmouth played deliberate, possession offense and tight defense and left the field tied, 3-3, at halftime.

The game stayed close until midway through the second half, when the Orange went on a 6-0 run to build an insurmountable 11-4 lead with just under 9 minutes remaining.

Dartmouth secured its NCAA tournament bid after defeating Penn, 6-4, for the Ivy League title.