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North Carolina eliminates Colgate

Poor defense in the second quarter sank Colgate Sunday in a 19-12 loss to host North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

North Carolina (13-3), the No. 3 seed, advanced to take on No. 6 Maryland in the quarterfinals Sunday in Annapolis, Maryland.

Colgate, making its second trip to the NCAA Tournament, led 4-3 at the end of the first quarter but was outscored 8-2 in the second. North Carolina outshot Colgate 16-7 in the second quarter and won eight of 11 faceoffs.

Colgate closed to within three goals at 15-12 early in the fourth quarter but couldn't get any closer.

Colgate's Ryan Walsh scored three goals in his final collegiate game. Chase Wittich had three goals and two assists.

Denver 15, Brown 9: Ryan LaPlante made 16 saves, including 13 in the first half, and Connor Cannizzaro scored five goals to lead No. 4 seed Denver.

Johns Hopkins 19, Virginia 7: The Blue Jays (10-6) used an 11-0 run over the first and second quarters to eliminate the seventh-seeded Cavaliers (10-5).

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Duke 17, USC 9: Four Blue Devils turned in hat tricks, and goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea anchored the defense with eight saves to keep Duke's NCAA Tournament run alive.

The third-seeded Blue Devils (15-4) secured a spot in the quarterfinals for the 11th consecutive season and will face Princeton next weekend in Durham, North Carolina, to vie for a trip to the national semifinals.

Setauket's Kerrin Maurer led a balanced attack with four goals and two assists and become the program's all-time leader in assists with 117 over her four seasons.

Maryland 19, UMass 8: Led by four-goal performances from Kelly McPartland and Megan Whittle, the top-seeded Terps dominated. Zoe Stukenberg and Taylor Cummings each had a hat trick, and Mattie Meredith scored twice.

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