Friday at Villanova Stadium

Northwestern vs. North Carolina, 5 p.m.

Records: Northwestern, 19-2; 1st American Lacross Conference; North Carolina, 16-3; 2d ACC

Coaches: Northwestern, Kelly Amonte Hiller, 12th year, 215-32; North Carolina, Jenny Levy, 18th year, 240-95.

NCAA tournament: Northwestern defeated Stanford, 15-8, Penn State, 15-7; North Carolina defeated Loyola, 19-9, Virginia, 13-9.

NCAA history: Northwestern, 35-7; North Carolina, 19-14.

Leading scorer: Northwestern, Erin Fitzgerald,

59 goals; North Carolina, Kara Cannizzaro, 53.

Goalkeepers: Northwestern, Bridget Bianco; North Carolina, Megan Ward.

Maryland vs. Syracuse, 7:30 p.m.

Records: Maryland, 21-0; 1st ACC;

Syracuse 18-3; 1st Big East.

Coaches: Maryland Cathy Reese, 6th year, 119-11; Syracuse Gary Gait, 6th year, 94-13.

NCAA tournament: Maryland defeated Stony Brook, 11-3, Duke, 14-9; Syracuse defeated Dartmouth, 21-8, Florida 13-9.

NCAA history: Maryland, 50-17; Syracuse, 11-10.

Leading scorer: Alex Aust, 67 goals;

Syracuse, Kayla Treanor, 67.

Goalkeeper: Maryland, Kasey Howard);

Syracuse, Kelsey Richardson.

- Tim McManus

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