Duke Stuns Team USA Men at Challenge; Other Results

Sunday's game aired nationally on tape delay at 10:00 p.m. on ESPNU and will be rebroadcast on Feb. 2 at 4:00 p.m.

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U.S. Developmental 9, Duke 5

Duke remained within one goal of the U.S. Developmental team until the game's waning minutes. Team USA scored three goals in the final 2:20 to pull away for a 9-5 victory.

Corrine Gandolfi finished a feed from Rachel Culp at the 2:20 mark to make it 7-5 U.S. Gandolfi struck again 73 seconds later on a free position to push the lead to 8-5. Kelly Berger delivered the final blow, a free-position goal with 36 seconds remaining to keep U.S. teams undefeated at Champion Challenge.

Shannon Smith led Team USA with two goals and two assists. Gandolfi and Berger finished with two goals apiece.

Junior Morgan Miller scored twice for Duke. Sophomore goalie Mollie Mackler was impressive in the cage, as she looks to secure the Blue Devils' starting nod. Mackler made 11 saves.

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U.S. Elite 17, Duke 8

The U.S. Elite women's team jumped out to a 10-4 lead and kept the pressure on in the second half, rolling to a 17-8 victory over Duke.

Champion Challenge MVP Lindsey Munday (4g, 2a), Katrina Dowd (4g, 1a) and Jillian Byers (3g, 1a) combined for 15 points in the lopsided win. Erica LaGrow added two goals and an assist.

After Dowd's fourth goal of the game gave the U.S. a 16-5 lead with 5:58 remaining, Duke scored three goals (Alyssa Ogle, Monica DeMairo and Christie Barnes) in a two-minute span to close within eight.

Munday punctuated Team USA's win, however, with a buzzer-beating goal off a feed from Byers.

Morgan Miller led Duke with two goals. Barnes had a goal and an assist. Sophomore goalie Mollie Mackler was impressive, finishing with 11 saves while playing the entire game.

The goal of the game came at the 17:09 mark of the first half. Goalie Devon Wills helped kill a Dowd yellow card with some athletic moves in pressure around the cage. As soon as Dowd's penalty released, Wills met her in stride with a perfect 50-yard outlet. Dowd hauled in the screaming pass and took it to the cage to score and put the U.S. up 3-1.

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Saturday's Results
U.S. Elite 23, Notre Dame 7
U.S. Men 15, Army 7
U.S. Developmental 17, Florida 8

Sunday's Results
U.S. Developmental 9, Duke 5
U.S. Developmental 17, Notre Dame 11
U.S. Elite 17, Duke 8
Duke 9, U.S. Men 8

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2010-02-01



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