CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Defending NCAA champion North Carolina's speed and depth at the midfield position proved too much for Brown, as the second-seeded Tar Heels defeated the Bears, 16-10, yesterday in a quarterfinal game.
North Carolina (12-2) will face third-seeded Princeton in the semifinals at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Midfielders Dan Donnelly, Joe Bedell, Jim Buczek (Loyola) and Eric Seremet each scored a pair of goals to lead the Tar Heels, who will be going to the Final Four for the fourth straight year.
"Their midfielders have great speed," said Borwn coach Dom Starsia. "As the game wore on, we had trouble keeping up with them."
The Tar Heels also received excellent goaltending from junior Billy Daye, who stopped 16 shots. Of the ten goals Daye allowed, five were during man-advantage situations for Brown.
Oliver Marti led Brown (12-4) with three goals and one assist, and Darren Lowe had two goals and four assists.
Attackman Michael Thomas (Boys' Latin) also scored two goals for the Tar Heels.
The win was North Carolina's 10th straight since the Tar Heels lost to Loyola on March 14.