WEB EXCLUSIVE: Four of the decade's most dominant women's lacrosse programs converge on Villanova Stadium on Friday in the NCAA Division I final four.
In the first semifinal at 5 p.m., second-seeded Northwestern is out to avenge an early-season loss against No. 3 North Carolina.
Northwestern (19-2) has won seven of the last eight NCAA championships and is 8-0 overall in national semifinals. The Wildcats are going for a record-breaking ninth straight title game appearance.
The Tar Heels (18-3) have never won a championship but have appeared in the semifinals in four of the last five seasons.
In the nightcap, No. 1 Maryland tries to keep its unbeaten season alive against fifth-seeded Syracuse at 7:30 p.m. The Terrapins (21-0) are seeking their 11th title overall and first since 2010.