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Duke claims NCAA men's lacrosse title

Posted May 25
Updated May 26

— Senior attackman Jordan Wolf tallied two goals and four assists and the Blue Devil defense held off a fourth quarter charge by Notre Dame en route to the program’s second consecutive NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship with an 11-9 victory over the Irish. The national championship is the third for the Blue Devil program in the past five seasons.

Under the direction of head coach John Danowski, Duke became the first team to win back-to-back titles since Syracuse accomplished the feat in 2008 and 2009. Wolf was named the NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player. Deemer Class, Will Haus, Myles Jones, Kyle Keenan and Henry Lobb joined him on the NCAA All-Tournament Team.

Wolf, who had a hand in each of the Blue Devils’ final five goals, led all scorers in the contest with six points. Junior Kyle Keenan and sophomores Deemer Class and Myles Jones also had two goals apiece while senior Brendan Fowler went 13-of-22 at the faceoff X to help seal the win.

With Duke leading 8-2 midway through the third quarter, Notre Dame put together a 6-2 run to narrow the margin to one with five minutes on the clock. Brendan Fowler won the ensuing faceoff, but Irish goaltender Conor Kelly made the save and Notre Dame cleared for a chance to tie the game.

The Irish got a look at goal, but Duke’s Luke Aaron made the stop and Jones picked up the ground ball. Looking to stop Notre Dame’s momentum, Wolf found Keenan on the crease for the junior attackman’s second and most important goal of the game that put Duke ahead 10-8 with 2:39 to play.

A goal by Sergio Perkovic of the Irish made it a one-goal game at 10-9 with just 49 seconds left on the clock, but Brendan Fowler won the ensuing faceoff for the Blue Devils and Wolf beat a pair of Notre Dame defenders to get the open net goal and send Duke to its second consecutive title.

Fowler picked up six ground balls for the Blue Devils, while Chris Hipps and Henry Lobb recorded two caused turnovers apiece. Lobb held Notre Dame single-season scoring leader Matt Kavanagh to just two goals and one assist and only four shots on the day after he recorded seven in the semifinal against Maryland.

Aaron posted nine saves in the victory and had one ground ball to finish the year 15-3. Kelly made 12 stops for the Irish.

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  • bigfella May 27, 2:49 p.m.

    Best D1 program in the state regardless of sport. Typical ND losing coach after the game, failing to give Duke any credit for the win, only complaining about the officials.

  • tmstubbs63 May 27, 1:59 p.m.

    Thanks gentlemen....had forgotten about those.....good year for the ACC I would say...

  • 903 Free Paul Frampton 2 May 27, 1:19 p.m.

    That makes 2 National titles for Duke this year, Men's LAX and Women's golf....

    What other... View More

    — Posted by tmstubbs63

    Football by FSU.

    — Posted by KT slapped your mom

    MD women's lax

  • KT slapped your mom May 27, 12:06 p.m.

    That makes 2 National titles for Duke this year, Men's LAX and Women's golf....

    What other... View More

    — Posted by tmstubbs63

    Football by FSU.

  • tmstubbs63 May 27, 9:20 a.m.

    That makes 2 National titles for Duke this year, Men's LAX and Women's golf....

    What other National Titles were claimed by ACC schools this year? Just asking....

  • 903 Free Paul Frampton 2 May 27, 12:13 a.m.

    Way to go Duke! Here's hoping for a three-peat next year.

    Surprised that this matchup only drew... View More

    — Posted by junkmail7276

    The Final Four was in Baltimore and Notre Dame and Duke don't travel well for Lacrosse. If MD or Hopkins were in the final game, the attendance would've been much better.

  • modukev5saysbyebye May 26, 11:18 p.m.

    Duke - the national championships just keep on comin'.

    Multiple sports, multiple national titles

    — Posted by modukev5saysbyebye

    Mercer

    — Posted by Locked&Loaded

    What is another school that went as far as unc in the NCAA basketball tourney?

    I'll take schools with higher ethics than carolina for $100, Alex.

  • Locked&Loaded May 26, 11:05 p.m.

    Duke - the national championships just keep on comin'.

    Multiple sports, multiple national titles

    — Posted by modukev5saysbyebye

    Mercer

  • modukev5saysbyebye May 26, 8:26 p.m.

    Duke - the national championships just keep on comin'.

    Multiple sports, multiple national titles

  • canz May 26, 6:44 p.m.

    Nice work Duke! Go for 3peat next year!

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