Found May 27, 2013 on
Cleats & Couture:
It's the end of Memorial Day Weekend, and for anyone who follows college lacrosse, that means a new champion has been crowned. After an amazing tournament (where my bracket was almost perfect), (7) Duke played (1) Syracuse for the title today. It was a slow start for my men in blue, and at one point the Orange had 5 up on Duke, and even Coach John Danowski said he thought it was over. But the Blue Devils had one more amazing comeback in them. They went on a 6-1 run to end the half at 7-6. And after that, it was entirely Duke's game.This is Duke Men's Lacrosse second National Championship win of all-time. They've been to the final four a great number of times, and have even made it to the championship game and endured devastating losses, but 2010 was their first win ever & this year's win was their second. It was such an amazing day to be a Duke Lacrosse fan, especially seeing Player of the Game Brendan Fowler dominate and win the game for the Blue Devils, getting 20 out of 28 faces-offs and 14 ground balls.Congratulations to the 2013 Duke Men's Lacrosse Team - NCAA Champions!
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Duke rallied from an early deficit to beat Syracuse 16-10 on Monday and win its second NCAA men's lacrosse title.
The Blue Devils trailed 5-0 in the second quarter.
Jordan Wolf had four goals for Duke (16-5). Josh Offit and Josh Dionne each scored three times.
But the real star for the Blue Devils was junior faceoff man Brendan Fowler, who won 13 straight at one point to give...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Duke rallied from an early deficit to beat Syracuse 16-10 on Monday and win its second NCAA men's lacrosse title.
The Blue Devils trailed 5-0 in the second quarter. Jordan Wolf had four goals for Duke (16-5). Josh Offit and Josh Dionne each scored three times.
"We were down 5-0 and we really had no choice, we had to make the next play, and that's...
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski has 957 Division I wins, which is the most all time. The next active coach is Jim Boeheim who has 920, and after that it's a long drop to Bob Huggins at 710. Obviously Boeheim is the biggest threat to Coach K's record, but that would require Boeheim to coach longer than K, and then it would still likely take two years. But K is almost two and...
Philadelphia PA: On Monday May 27 from Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia, College Lacrosse took center stage on Memoral Day as the Duke Blue Devils took on Syracuse Orange for the right to be crowned NCAA Champions. Duke got to the title game by beating Cornell in the semifinals, Syracuse beat Denver in the semifinals, [...]
Dick Blume/ Syracuse.com
One of the most amazing streaks in college athletics is still in tact. Since 1979, every Syracuse senior who played all four years at SU has been to a lacrosse Final Four. Simply remarkable. But the national championship was a bridge too far, as the Orange lose 16-10 to Duke.
The faceoff circle was where this game was won and lost. SU couldn’t grab 21-of...