- The Washington Times - Saturday, April 19, 2003

Virginia 12, Duke 9
CHARLOTTESVILLE The third-seeded Cavaliers jumped to a 4-0 lead and never trailed yesterday as they upended the second-seeded Blue Devils in an ACC semifinal at Klockner Stadium.
Virginia will play Maryland in tomorrow's 12:30 p.m. championship game. The Cavaliers are 0-5 against the Terrapins in the ACC tournament, including losses the last four years.
Amy Appelt scored four goals for Virginia (11-3), which avenged a 12-7 regular-season loss to Duke (11-3).
Virginia dominated possession for much of the first half, preventing the Blue Devils from establishing the uptempo game they prefer. Instead, the Cavaliers wore down the Duke defense and held a 6-2 lead at halftime.
The Cavaliers eventually built a 9-3 lead, but the Blue Devils rallied within 10-6 on Katie Laschinger's goal with 9:53 left and almost scored again two minutes later when Lauren Gallagher's shot hit the pipe. Virginia's Caitlin Banks then scored on a transition opportunity to build the lead back to five. Cary Chasney added another goal with 4:34 left to make it 12-6.
Duke wasn't done, though. The Blue Devils reeled off three straight goals before Virginia regained possession with 1:28 left and ran off much of the remaining time.

Maryland 13, North Carolina 5
CHARLOTTESVILLE Kelly Coppedge and Sonia Judd both scored four goals and Delia Cox added two as the top-seeded Terrapins drilled the fourth-seeded Tar Heels in an ACC semifinal.
Maryland (14-1) advanced to the ACC championship game for the fifth straight season.
Judd scored three goals in the first 13 minutes as the Terps built an early 4-0 lead. North Carolina (5-8) scored once before Coppedge had a pair of assisted goals before the break.
North Carolina scored the first goal of the second half, but Maryland then posted three goals in less than two minutes.
The Tar Heels went scoreless for 22 minutes in the second half before they scored the game's final three goals.
Alexis Venechanos made 11 saves for Maryland.



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