UNC-Duke to meet in ACC LAX championship
Posted April 20, 2012
Updated April 21, 2012
Charlottesville, Va. — It will be a battle of the blues on the green Sunday when Triangle rivals Duke and the University of North Carolina meet for the 2012 ACC Men's Lacrosse Championship.
The game begins at 3 p.m. on ESPNU.
Duke advanced first, with a 6-5 win over Maryland in the first semifinal game. That was the opposite of last season's result, when the Terrapins ousted topped the Blue Devils for the ACC title.
Senior Josh Dionne had half of the Blue Devils points, and his goal with 14:38 left in the game proved the winner.
The total points scored – 11 – is the lowest in the history of the conference lacrosse championship tournament.
Carolina won the nightcap, 11-9 over Virginia. The game stayed close – the teams were tied at four at the half – until the fourth quarter when Carolina became the first team to open up a lead of more than one goal. The Tar Heels scored three in a row and led 11-7 with 1:55 remaining.