The Maryland Terrapins' quest to reclaim a national championship in women's lacrosse took another step forward Saturday with a 14-9 victory over the Duke Blue Devils in an NCAA quarterfinal, sending the Terps to the national semifinals.
Maryland got five goals and two assists from senior Alex Aust and a hat trick from redshirt sophomore Brooke Griffin en route to the victory over their ACC rivals.
Senior goaltender Kasey Howard made 7 saves in the victory for Maryland, who has not yet lost this season and carry a 21-0 record into the national semifinals.
The Terrapins will play the winner of another national quarterfinal between Florida and Syracuse. This year's Final Four will be held at Villanova University.
Maryland is looking to capture its first women's lacrosse national title since 2010, when the Terrapins beat Northwestern. The Terps are the only team other than the Wildcats to win the national championship since 2005.