EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., NOV. 3 -- Rutgers, the No. 1 seed, defeated No. 4 seed George Washington, 1-0, in the semifinals of the Atlantic 10 conference soccer tournament yesterday at Rutgers Stadium in East Brunswick, N.J.

With nine minutes remaining in the first half, the Scarlet Knights struck when Pedro Lopes scored on a long cross from Andreas Maier for a 1-0 lead. Steve Rammel, the Atlantic 10's player of the year, finished the scoring with 10 minutes left in the game.

No. 2 seed Penn State downed Temple, 2-1, and will face Rutgers in today's final.

At the University of Pennsylvania, Kona Hislop scored at the 62:49 mark to lift Howard to a 1-0 victory over Penn (4-10-1). Howard, after losing five of its first seven games, finished 9-8-4.

In the first round of the women's NCAA Division III regionals in Fredericksburg, Va., Kalamazoo beat host Mary Washington, 3-1. In today's regional final, Kalamazoo, ranked 13th, faces No. 2 Methodist, which beat Scranton, 1-0, in double overtime.

Cross-Country: In the Colonial Athletic Association women's championships at William and Mary, Kim Saddle and Lauretta Miller of George Mason were second and third, respectively, as the Patriots (96) finished third behind William and Mary (27) and runner-up James Madison (56). Cathy Stanmeyer of William and Mary won in 17:36.

In the East Coast Athletic Conference women's championships at Kutztown, Pa., Navy's Kathy Fitzpatrick won the individual title and guided Navy to its third straight championship. Fitzpatrick finished in 18:07, followed by teammate Marti Shue in 18:16.

Field Hockey: In the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in College Park, No. 3 North Carolina scored four goals in the second half to defeat No. 6 Maryland, 5-1, and Duke beat Virginia, 2-1. North Carolina will meet Duke in the final at 2 p.m. today. Lisa Buente scored for Maryland.