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Colby provided the upset of the tournament so far, beating No. 2 Wesleyan on Saturday.

NCAA Division III Women’s Quarterfinal Matchups Set

May 18, 2024
Kenny DeJohn
Colby Athletics

The No. 2 team in the USA Lacrosse Division II Women’s Top 20 has fallen in the Round of 16.

Cami McDonald scored the go-ahead goal with 4:26 remaining, then Kins Helmer added a bit of insurance with 3:38 left for Colby in its 7-5 win over Wesleyan. Sarah Hearns made two saves after Wesleyan netted its last goal with 7:44 left in the game — including a stop with 1:39 left on the clock.

Wesleyan outshot Colby 29-22, but Hearns’ 15 saves were the highlight.

Now Colby is on to the NCAA quarterfinals on Sunday against William Smith.

Check out Saturday’s recaps before semifinalists punch their tickets tomorrow.

Salisbury 15, Babson 10

Salisbury scored eight of nine goals after Babson’s opened with the game’s first two scores, and the Sea Gulls rode hat tricks from Erin Scannell and Caroline Knight to a 15-10 win. Camryn Pepper led Salisbury with five points (two goals, three assists) and Mary Hanzsche produced four assists.

Franklin & Marshall 14, Roanoke 11

Franklin & Marshall scored the game’s final three goals and shut out Roanoke in the fourth quarter, with Lydia Cassilly assisting two of the final three scores. Cassilly had two goals and four assists, and Gillian Brennan had four goals and one assist. Alyssa Moran made eight saves, including three in the fourth quarter.

Pomona-Pitzer 17, Ithaca 9

A dominant second half led the Sagehens to an easy win in the Sweet 16 over Ithaca, outscoring the Bombers 11-6 in the final two quarters. Fiona Lewis and Taylor Glanville each scored four goals, with Shoshi Henderson and Hannah Gough each netting hat tricks.

Washington and Lee 12, Christopher Newport 10

Washington and Lee led by three goals after Julia Thomson and Shannon Timoney scored to open the fourth quarter, enough insurance to fight off a Christopher Newport comeback attempt inside the last 5:36.

Syd Guidi put the Generals back up by two with 2:24 to play, and a Captains’ shot inside the last minute hit the crossbar to ensure that W&L would move on.

Tufts 22, Denison 13

Ella Lesperance and Madeline Delaney scored three times, and four others — Schuyler Lloyd, Caroline Conaghan, Elsa Schutt and Emma Joyce — scored twice for the Jumbos. Tufts was relentless, outshooting Denison 42-27.

Middlebury 20, Colorado College 9

The defending national champions got five goals and one assist from both Hope Shue and Susan Rowley, and Lucy Bishop won 11 draw controls in the 20-9 win. Middlebury put 30 of its 36 shots on goal.

William Smith 18, Gettysburg 10

William Smith did most of its damage in the first half, pouring in 11 goals to coast to an 18-10 win. Maddie Montgomery and Natalie Daniels scored four times, Molly Davis scored three times and Maura Smeader made seven saves. Daniels also controlled 13 draws.


All games Sunday, May 19. All times Eastern.

1 p.m.: Middlebury vs. Pomona-Pitzer
1 pm.: Colby vs. William Smith
1:30 p.m.: Salisbury vs. Washington and Lee
2:30 p.m.: Franklin & Marshall vs. Tufts