Loyola outlasts Penn in OT

BALTIMORE -- Hannah Schmitt scored with 3.8 seconds left in overtime to give No. 6 seed Loyola a 10-9 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.

Duke 11, Virginia 9

DURHAM, N.C. -- Kat Thomas scored three goals as seventh-seeded Duke beat Virginia 11-9.

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.

Syracuse 15, Dartmouth 5

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Senior midfielder Sarah Holden and sophomore attacker Alyssa Murray each scored four goals, and Syracuse beat Dartmouth 15-5.

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 nine minutes remaining.

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

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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