Photos/Recap: Wolf Nets 6 as No. 2 Duke Dispatches Rutgers

Duke posted four scores in a row and extended its lead to 7-2 with 12:39 to go in the half. Rutgers stopped the run with back-to-back goals from Klimchak and freshman A Connor Murphy (Clifton, Va.), trimming Duke's lead to 7-4 with 7:04 on the clock in the second quarter. Duke tallied three more scores and led 10-4 at the midpoint.

The Scarlet Knights posted the first two scores of the second half, as Klimchak put one past the Duke goalkeeper before Nardella won the ensuing faceoff and took it all the way on his own, cutting the Blue Devils' lead to 10-6 with 9:43 to go in the third. Duke responded, scoring the next four goals and led 14-6 at the end of the third quarter.

Rutgers received goals from junior M Brian Goss (Arlington Heights, Ill.) and Trasolini in the final period, but Duke recorded three more scores and picked up the 17-8 victory.

The Blue Devils were led by six goals and two assists from Jordan Wolf, as well as one goal and five assists from Myles Jones.

The Scarlet Knights are back in action in their final game of the regular season, taking on Big East foe Georgetown in Washington, D.C., at noon. A Rutgers win would secure the squad a spot in the Big East Tournament.


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2014-04-19



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