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Maryland beats Loyola 17-11 in women's lacrosse

Saturday - 5/19/2012, 6:02pm  ET

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Katie Schwarzmann had four goals and four assists, and third-seeded Maryland beat in-state foe Loyola 17-11 Saturday to advance to the Final Four of the NCAA women's lacrosse tournament.

Brooke Griffin had four goals and an assist for the Terrapins (18-3). Maryland will face the winner of Northwestern-Duke game, which was scheduled for Saturday night.

The Terrapins trailed 5-3 before going on a five-goal run in which Schwarzmann contributed a goal and two assists. The Terrapins led 9-6 at halftime, then let the margin slip to one goal before pulling away.

Brittany Dipper had eight saves, and four different players contributed two goals to the Maryland attack.

Hannah Schmitt scored five goals for sixth-seeded Loyola (14-5). The Greyhounds are coached by Maryland graduate Jen Adams.


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