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Loyola, Terps reach semis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Attackman Eric Lusby tied a career-high with five goals to lead top-seeded Loyola (Md.) to a 10-9 victory over Denver in the NCAA Tournament quarterfinals.

Lusby added two assists to establish a career-high with seven points for the Greyhounds, who advance to the semifinals for the third time in school history and first since 1998.

Goalie Jack Runkel made 11 saves for Loyola, last of which came on a point-blank shot by Denver midfielder Wes Berg with 1:06 remaining in the game.

Davis Butts had a goal and an assist for Loyola (16-1), which meets the winner of today's quarterfinal between fourth-seeded Notre Dame and fifth-seeded Virginia.

Mark Matthews scored three goals and Berg had two goals and two assists to lead Denver (9-7).

Earlier in the day, midfielder Drew Snider scored three goals and goalie Niko Amato led a solid defensive effort as Maryland upset second-seeded Johns Hopkins 11-5 in another NCAA Tournament quarterfinal.

Midfielders John Haus and Mike Chanenchuk scored two goals each for Maryland (11-5), which advances to the semifinals for the second straight season as an unseeded team. It will be the 21st Final Four appearance for the Terrapins.

Midfielder Kevin Cooper and attackman Joe Cummings both added a goal and an assist for Maryland, which will meet the winner of today's quarterfinal between third-seeded Duke and Colgate.

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