Fifth-seeded Duke upset top-seeded Maryland, 4-2, in an ACC men's soccer tournament semifinal last night in Cary, N.C.

The Blue Devils (12-4-2) jumped to a 3-0 lead following a goal by Zach Pope in the 49th minute.

The Terrapins (15-4-1) closed to 3-2 following goals by senior Jason Garey in the 83rd minute and freshman Robbie Rogers in the 88th minute. The Blue Devils put the game away, however, on a goal by Spencer Wadsworth in the 90th minute. . . .

American advanced to the Patriot League championship game with a 1-0 victory over Colgate at Reeves Field. The top-seeded Eagles (7-9-1) will host No. 2 Lafayette (12-4-2) in the title game tomorrow at 1 p.m. American won the regular-season meeting, 2-1 in overtime, on Sept. 24.

Yesterday, freshman Philip Purdy (Osbourn Park) scored the winning goal in the 67th minute. The Eagles held the lead thanks to sophomore goalkeeper Chris Sedlak; he made a career-high nine saves.

* VIRGINIA WOMEN WIN: Alex Singer, Sarah Hoffman, Kelly Hammond and Julia Falk each scored goals in the first half as Virginia defeated Liberty, 4-0, in an NCAA women's tournament first-round game in Charlottesville. The Cavaliers (16-5-1) face Tennessee (15-5-2) in the second round tomorrow. The Volunteers defeated Wake Forest, 5-2.

Liberty finished 12-7-2.

-- From Staff Reports