Chris Lancos tied an ACC tournament record with three assists and also scored a goal to help the No. 5 Maryland men's soccer team past North Carolina, 4-2, yesterday in the ACC semifinals at SAS Stadium in Cary, N.C.
Lancos, a junior defender, assisted on two goals by Jason Garey and another by Domenic Mediate, helping the Terps erase deficits of 1-0 and 2-1. His goal on a 70th-minute header was the first in a three-goal string in the final 20 minutes that helped Maryland (15-4-1) put the Tar Heels (10-8-2) away.
"I thought it was a great game worthy of the ACC semifinals," said Terps coach Sasho Cirovski, whose team has won eight straight games.
"I'm very proud of our team and the character we showed because we were down twice in the game and could have easily fizzled. But I think you saw their character ... and competitive spirit to be able to come back in the game."
Garey's two goals raised his season total to 19, the third-highest single-season total in the program's history.
Maryland (15-4-1) advanced to today's final where it will face Virginia, marking the third straight year the teams have met in the championship game. The Terps won the title in 2002, but the Cavaliers claimed it last season after winning a penalty-kick shootout.
Johns Hopkins 1, Elizabethtown 1: The teams played to a draw after 110 minutes, but visiting Johns Hopkins won in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament after beating Elizabethtown, 5-3, in penalty kicks. Johns Hopkins junior Manbaj Gill forced overtime when he scored in the 89th minute.
Hopkins (17-0-2) advanced to the NCAA sectionals, where it'll face Salisbury on Saturday.
Salisbury 1, Arcadia 1: Dan Thrailkill's shot past Arcadia goalkeeper Ralph Giangiulio in the seventh round of penalty kicks was the difference as the Sea Gulls advanced on penalty kicks, 6-5, after tying the Knights through 110 minutes in an NCAA second-round game.
Salisbury, which extended its school-record unbeaten streak to 21 games, improved to 18-0-3.