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Denver Unravels Duke in Mile High Classic, 15-9

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DENVER – Ryan LaPlante (Fort Collins, Colo.) tied a career-high with 16 saves and Mark Matthews (Oshawa, Ontario) added a season-high seven points, including five goals, to propel No. 16 Denver to a 15-9 upset victory over No. 3/4 Duke Friday night in front of a crowd of 12,282 at the Whitman’s ® Sampler ® Mile High Classic at Sports Authority Field. Read More…

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ACC Lacrosse Tournament Action Makes ESPN’s Top Plays

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Sunday, seventh-ranked Duke defeated No. 3 seed North Carolina 12-9 to win its seventh ACC title and fourth under head coach John Danowski. Kudos to Duke, however, two plays stand out most from this past weekend and ESPN thought it would be best to showcase the talented plays on SportsCenter. Read More…

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Duke Men’s Lacrosse Walks Away with ACC Championship

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Duke University sophomore attackman Christian Walsh had a career-high four goals and two assists to help lead the top-seeded Blue Devils to the 2012 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Seventh-ranked Duke defeated No. 3 seed North Carolina 12-9 to win its seventh ACC title and fourth under head coach John Danowski. Read More…

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Are the Cavs Big Enough? Size is Determining Factor for Virginia in ACC Tournament

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Many are confused as to why the Virginia Cavaliers, while able to win national championships and stomp out seemingly anyone in their path, are unable to win against Duke. How does a team that loses 12 of 13 matchups to an ACC rival manage to win 2 national championships during that time, while the other only wins one? Read More…

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2012 All-ACC Men’s Lacrosse Team is Void of All Close Defenders

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GREENSBORO, N.C. – Six 2012 Tewaaraton Trophy nominees highlight this year’s All-ACC Men’s Lacrosse Team as announced today by the league office. The team is determined by a vote of the league’s four head coaches. Maryland leads all conference teams with four players recognized. Junior midfielder Jesse Bernhardt, who is on the Tewaaraton Watch List, is joined by teammates John Haus, Joe Cummings and Niko Amato. Cummings and Amato both repeat as members of the All-ACC Team. Read More…

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Takeaways from Rivalry Weekend

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As Quint Kessenich said on Twitter Sunday, “Sometimes teams are coached to win games in March, but that ultimately costs them games in April.” The question is, who are those teams? If we weren’t sure headed into this weekend, we at least have an idea now. Duke dominates Virginia, Maryland shuts down Hopkins, the Tar Heel offense continues to gel and improve, and Loyola sits atop the national polls after a gritty win against growing power Denver. Read More…

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Duke Visits Virginia Friday for ACC Lacrosse Showdown

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Cavaliers (10-1, 2-0 ACC) hold the top spot in the nation, ranking No. 1 this week in the USILA coaches and Nike/Inside Lacrosse media polls. UVa returns home to host the Duke Blue Devils (10-3, 1-1 ACC), who are ranked No. 7 in both the coaches and media polls, and winners of seven straight. Faceoff is set for 6 p.m., inside Klöckner Stadium. The winner will claim the regular season ACC title and the No. 1 seed in the upcoming ACC Championship in Charlottesville. Live stats are available at VirginiaSports.com. Read More…

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Could Junior Seau’s Son Be the Next Face of Lacrosse

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The son of 12-time NFL Pro Bowl linebacker Junior Seau is already showing a glimpse of how good he will become. Jake Seau is a sophomore at the Bishop’s School in California. He has already verbally committed to play at Duke. Read More…

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Laxurday at Mason Inn: Week 5 and Georgetown/Duke Post Game Party

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We have a great lineup of games this Saturday starting at noon when Maryland takes on UNC and Duke takes on Georgetown. If you are going to the Duke/Georgetown game, there will be a crew headed to Mason Inn after the game to put back some pitchers and catch the 2pm games when #1 UVA takes on Petro’s Bluejays. Read More…

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Sawyer Lifts Loyola Men’s Lacrosse Over Duke with 8 Point Performance



BALTIMORE – Mike Sawyer scored a career-high six goals and eight points Saturday afternoon, leading the No. 9/12 Loyola University Maryland men’s lacrosse team to a 13-8 victory over No. 11/9 Duke University at Ridley Athletic Complex. The Greyhounds built a 12-5 lead by the end of the third quarter and coasted to their first 5-0 start in 10 seasons. Read More…

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