Haley Warden scored five goals as James Madison advanced to its first NCAA championship game, never trailing in a 15-12 victory over No. 2 seed North Carolina before 7,524 fans in Stony Brook, N.Y.
The third-seeded Dukes (21-1) will play at noon Sunday on ESPNU against No. 4 seed Boston College, which upended No. 1 Maryland 15-13.
It was the 200th career win for Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe and her 150th with JMU. Kristen Gaudian and Hanna Haven each had three goals and an assist.
Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Molly Dougherty improved to 13-0 by making nine saves.
Jamie Ortega paced UNC (17-4) with four goals.
Maryland closed its season with a 20-2 record, beaten by the BC team that the Terps defeated in last season's national championship game. The Terps had won 18 games in a row.
The score was tied at 13 before Sam Apuzzo scored with 8:14 and 7:26 remaining. The Eagles' two-goal edge stood.
York High graduate Trevor Kelly had a big day for George Mason at the Atlantic 10 tournament in Arlington, helping the Patriots overcome a defeat to advance to the championship round.
Starting the day, top-seeded Saint Louis edged George Mason 5-4 in 11 innings to move into the finals. The loss came despite three hits by Kelly.
Georgia Mason took a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth inning, but the Billikens plated a pair of runs in that inning, then won two innings later.
The Billikens will have two chances Saturday to win the title and an automatic NCAA regional berth.
George Mason bounced back to earn a spot in the title round, needing two victories against Saint Louis. Kelly was perhaps the biggest reason, smacking two home runs in a 9-4 win over George Washington. He had three hits, three RBI and two runs for the night.
GW had eliminated RIchmond earlier Friday, winning 5-4 on Isaiah Pasteur's three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh. ...
UNC Wilmington hammered Elon 11-3 in Harrisonburg to reach the Colonial Athletic Association championship round for the fourth year in a row. Freshman shortstop Greg Jones went 3 for 5 with two runs and a pair of RBI.
Then, Scott Holzwasser's RBI single with two outs in the ninth lifted top-seeded Northeastern past Elon 5-4 and into the title round for the first time.
The Huskies (35-18) will meet #4 UNCW at 11 a.m. Saturday for the conference championship and the league's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Northeastern needs to beat the Seahawks twice to claim the title.
Holzwasser finished 2 for 5 with three RBI. …
Cal Raleigh homered and drove in three runs, Drew Parrish struck out 14 and Florida State beat North Carolina State 5-2 at Durham Bulls Athletic Park to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals.
Rhett Aplin added an RBI single to help the sixth-seeded Seminoles (41-17) finish pool play 2-0 and earn a berth against second-seeded Clemson (45-13) in a semifinal Saturday.
Earlier in the day, Louisville beat Duke 9-2 in a de facto quarterfinal as Devin Mann drove in three runs and Adam Wolf struck out nine. The Cardinals (42-16) have won 10 of their last 11 games.
Rain precluded top-ranked Virginia Wesleyan (51-2) from playing its second game in the Division III World Series in Oklahoma City. The Marlins' game against Luther was reset for Saturday.
Track and field:
With a school-record time, Hampton freshman Wesley Kirui continued his stellar season at the NCAA East Preliminary in Tampa, Fla.
Kirui posted a time of 8 minutes, 45.73 seconds to place third in his heat of the 3,000-meter steeplechase and earn a spot at the NCAA championships in Eugene, Ore., from June 6-9.
He had to finish in the top three in his heat or have one of the next three best times to earn his trip to Eugene. Kirui trailed senior Jamaine Coleman of Eastern Kentucky (8:44.08) and senior Max Benoit of Michigan State (8:44.32) in the second of three heats.
Other Friday participants for HU were not as fortunate. Jaelen Williams ran a 51.81 in the quarterfinals of the 400 hurdles and did not qualify. Tayvon Burris ran 1:49.08 in the 800 meters and did not qualify.
Jaelen Leonard, did not advance in the long jump after a best leap of 18 feet, 8.75 inches.
Caleb Joseph was 3 for 5 with three RBI and two runs as the Norfolk Tides (26-19) extended their winning streak to four, beating the league-leading Toledo Mud Hens 6-3 before a sellout crowd of 8,973 in a series opener in Ohio.
John Means pitched 5 1/3 innings for the victory. Joely Rodriguez got the last five outs for a save.
Akron whipped Richmond 14-6 in a series opener in Ohio despite trailing 6-0.
The RubberDucks (29-19) pounded Garrett Williams for 11 runs in 3 2/3 innings as the Flying Squirrels fell to 23-21.
Jerry Sands hit a two-run homer as Richmond went ahead. But the game turned Akron's way as outfielder Lonnie Chisenhall, on a rehabilitation assignment from Cleveland, connected on an RBI double in the second inning.