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Skaneateles graduate Kyla Sears led Princeton into the NCAA Division I quarterfinals with a win over Loyola Sunday.

Kyla Sears tallied three goals and four assists to lead the Princeton women’s lacrosse team over Loyola, 17-13, in the second round of the NCAA Division I tournament Sunday afternoon.

Sears, a sophomore from Skaneateles, added one ground ball and one caused turnover.

Fellow Skaneateles graduate Hannah Powers recorded five goals, one assist and two draw controls for the Greyhounds. Powers is now Loyola’s all-time career leader in points (317). Her 187 career goals is fourth best in Greyhounds history, and her 130 assists is second best in program history.

Princeton moves on to play Boston College in the national quarterfinals next weekend.

In other Division I action, the University of North Carolina topped Florida 15-11.

Skaneateles native Catie Woodruff started on defense for the Tar Heels, who advance to play Virginia in the quarterfinals on Saturday, May 8.

Syracuse also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 14-8 victory over Georgetown. The Orange play Northwestern in the next round.

More NCAA action from Sunday:

Division II Women’s

Adelphi scored in double overtime to top Le Moyne 12-11 in the national quarterfinals.

Skaneateles’ Emily Baldwin didn’t see any action during the tournament for the Dolphins.

Division III Women’s

St. John Fisher punched its ticket to the third round with an 18-7 victory over Brockport.

The Cardinals have four local student-athletes on their roster (Auburn’s Bianca and Dommie Giacona, Jordan-Elbridge’s Emily Drake and Skaneateles’ Molly Rourke), but none showed up in the box score.

Jordan-Elbridge grad Allison Jennings had one goal for Brockport.

In other Division III action, Bailey Herr (Skaneateles) netted a goal, an assist and a ground ball, but Ithaca fell to host Washington & Lee 18-9 in the second round.

Washington & Lee plays Abbey Logan (Skaneateles) and Wesleyan in the third round on May 18. Wesleyan beat Mary Washington 11-6 on Sunday.

Division I Men’s

Richmond scored the only four goals of the fourth quarter, but fell to No. 5 Duke 12-11 in the first round.

Skaneateles native Devin Callahan didn’t get into the game for the Spiders.


Saturday, May 18

Division I Women’s Quarterfinals

UNC (Skaneateles’ Catie Woodruff) vs. Virginia, TBA

Princeton (Skaneateles’ Kyla Sears) vs. Boston College. TBA

Syracuse vs. Northwestern, TBA

Division II Men’s Semifinals

Le Moyne (Auburn’s Dan Entenmann, Kaiden Tubbert) vs. Merrimack, Noon

Division III Women’s Third Round

St. John Fisher (Auburn’s Bianca, Dommie Giacona, Jordan-Elbridge’s Emily Drake, Skaneateles’ Molly Rourke) vs. York College, TBA

Wesleyan (Skaneateles' Abbey Logan) vs. Washington & Lee, TBA

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Sports writer Jeremy Houghtaling can be reached at 315-282-2256 or at jeremy.houghtaling@lee.net. Follow him on Twitter @CitizenHough.