Boston College, Syracuse advances to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse quarterfinals

2024 NCAA Tournament Bracket

CHARLOTTE, NC ( – Boston College and Syracuse earned a second-round victory on Sunday to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2024 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship. The No. 2 seed Eagles ousted Princeton 21-16, while the No. 3 seed Orange Stony Brook defeated 15-10.

The quarterfinals will be contested Thursday, with Syracuse hosting No. 6 seed Yale at 2:30 p.m. and BC entertaining Michigan at 5 p.m. Both games will be broadcast on ESPNU.

In a high-scoring battle, Boston College outlasted Princeton, 21-16, on Sunday in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Six players scored hat-tricks, with Belle Smith scoring five goals on the season. She also surrendered two turnovers caused, four ground balls and four draw controls.

Syracuse defeated Stony Brook 15-10 on Sunday in Syracuse, New York, avenging a regular-season loss to the Seawolves. Kate Mashewske broke the school single-game record with 20 draw controls, helping Syracuse win 22 of 29 in the game. It ties for the highest single-game total in a Division I game this season. Emma Tyrrell led the Dutch attack with five goals and an assist.

No. 5 seed Virginia topped LIU 21-6 on Friday in Charlottesville, Virginia, but was blown out 13-8 by Florida on Sunday despite 11 saves from Mel Josephson.

No. 7 seed Notre Dame topped Coastal Carolina 24-6 in a first-round match Friday in South Bend, Indiana. The Fighting Irish’s season came to an end on Sunday when they lost 15-14 to Michigan on a last-second goal.

Duke fell to Loyola Maryland 16-11 in the first round in Philadelphia on Friday. North Carolina lost 17-8 to Florida in the first round in Charlottesville on Friday.

The winner of the four quarterfinals will advance to the national semifinals at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. The semifinal matches will be shown on ESPNU on Friday, May 24 at 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM. The championship game will air on ESPN on Sunday, May 26 at noon.

ACC teams have won 13 national titles and at least one ACC team has played in the national title game in 13 of the past 14 seasons. The ACC has had at least one team in the national semifinals in 33 consecutive tournaments and 37 times overall. ACC teams have played in 30 championship games and 55 national semifinals.

2024 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship

Friday May 10 – First round
No. 7 Notre Dame 24, Coastal Carolina 6
No. 5 Virginia 21, LIU 6
Loyola Maryland 16, Duke 11
Florida 17, North Carolina 8

Sunday May 12 – Second round
No. 2 Boston College 21, Princeton 16
No. 3 Syracuse 15, Stony Brook 10
Michigan 15, No. 7 Notre Dame 14
Florida 13, No. 5 Virginia 8

Thursday May 16 – Quarter-finals
No. 6 Yale at No. 3 Syracuse – 2:30 PM | ESPNU
Michigan at No. 2 Boston College – 5:00 PM | ESPNU