No. 13 Duke Hammers Hoyas and Wins Fifth Straight Game

DURHAM, N.C. Junior attackman Jordan Wolf scored four goals while senior midfielder David Lawson carded three goals and two assists as 13th-ranked Duke defeated visiting Georgetown, 19-7, in men's lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium. The win pushes the Blue Devils' win streak to five games.

Duke's Brendan Fowler continued his fine play at the faceoff X by securing 15 of 19 draws. The Blue Devils held distinct advantages in both shots (46-28) and ground balls (40-20) on the day. This marks the second consecutive game Duke has registered 19 goals after being Marist 19-11 earlier in the week.

The Blue Devils (7-4) opened the game with four straight goals and led 4-1 following one period. A pair of three-goal spurts in the second quarter sandwiched around two Georgetown markers gave Duke a 10-3 lead at intermission. In the opening half, Duke had nine different players find the back of the net with Josh Dionne tallying a team-best two goals.

Duke came out and added four unanswered to start the third quarter in a dominant period that saw Wolf score three times and Lawson twice to push the lead to 16-4. Each squad scored three goals in the final quarter to account for the 12-goal margin.

Dionne, Case Matheis and Jake Tripucka netted two goals apiece to compliment Lawson and Wolf. Josh Offit handed out a team-best three assists while Dionne and Christian Walsh added two helpers each.

In the Duke net, starter Kyle Turri was credited for five saves against two goals allowed in his three quarters of action.

For Georgetown (3-5), Jason McFadden led the way with three goals and one assist while Joe Bucci tossed in a pair of markers. Goalkeeper Jake Haley made 11 saves while allowing all 19 goals.

Duke travels to face Harvard on Friday night. Faceoff is set for 7:00 p.m. and the game will be televised by NBC Sports Network.

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DURHAM, N.C. Georgetown (3-5, 1-0 Big East) was unable to overcome a strong offensive performance by No. 13 Duke (7-4, 1-1 ACC), as the Hoyas fell behind by seven-goals at the half, eventually falling 19-7 to the Blue Devils at Koskinen Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Senior midfielder Jason McFadden (Bel Air, Md./Calvert Hall) scored three goals and had an assist, while sophomore midfielder Joseph Bucci (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) had two goal, while sophomore attack Bo Stafford (Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick) had one goal and one assist and senior midfielder Dan McKinney (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna) had two assists in the Hoyas loss.

Redshirt sophomore goalie Jake Haley (Grasonville, Md./Queen Anne's County) took the loss, allowing 19 goals with 11 saves on the afternoon. Redshirt junior Tyler Knarr (Eagleville, Pa./LaSalle College went 7 of 14 on face-offs for the Hoyas

Duke's Myles Jones opened the scoring at the 8:43 mark in the first quarter and Jordan Wolf and Case Matheis added goals soon after to take a three goal lead by the 6:02 mark. Duke added one more, before Georgetown got on the board late in the quarter. Junior defender John Urbank (Mineola, N.Y./Chaminade) started the fast break and found junior attack Jeff Fountain (Lutherville-Timonium, Md./St. Paul's School) alone on the crease to score GU's first goal, bringing them within three goals, at 4-1 at the end of the first quarter.

The Blue Devils added three more goals early in the second quarter to jump out to a 7-1 lead, before McFadden ended the 3-0 run with a goal at the 8:57 mark. Sophomore midfielder Joseph Bucci (Ithaca, N.Y./Ithaca) scored unassisted to cut the deficit to four goals, at 7-3. Duke would add three more before the half to take a 10-3 lead into the locker room.

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2013-03-23



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