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http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/05/31/509676/duke-wins-lacrosse-championship.html

Published Mon, May 31, 2010 06:06 PM
Modified Mon, May 31, 2010 06:13 PM
Duke wins lacrosse championship

BALTIMORE Duke needed an extra five seconds to collect its first NCAA lacrosse championship.

And what a five seconds it was.

Long pole C.J. Costabile cleanly won the opening faceoff and fired it past stingy Notre Dame goalie Scott Rodgers and the fifth-seeded Blue Devils collected a 6-5 victory at M&T Bank Stadium.

Duke (16-4) became the first team to collect its first men’s lacrosse title since Princeton won it in 1992. The Blue Devils are the eighth team to win a national title in the sport’s 40-year history.

Rodgers made 15 saves for the Fighting Irish (10-7).

Duke erased a 5-4 deficit when Justin Turri deposited a Zach Howell feed between Rodgers’ legs with 8:44 left. But neither team could manage anything in the rest of regulation, with Turri’s last-second shot soaring over the cage.

Costabile, who was 6-for-10 on faceoffs, then cleanly beat Trever Sipperly and deposited the winner to quickly put an end to overtime.

Goalie Dan Wigrizer made five saves for Duke.

It was the lowest-scoring title game in NCAA history.


25 posted on 05/31/2010 3:16:10 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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26 posted on 05/31/2010 3:17:19 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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