Duke Men’s Lacrosse Defeats Cornell, Championship Bound

May 25, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Duke Blue Devils attackman Case Matheis (9) drives to the goal around Cornell Big Red midfielder Mike Huttner (20) during the second quarter of the 2013 NCAA Division I men

The Duke men’s lacrosse team has done it again. They are back in the title game for the second time in four years. Duke is in the finals for the first time since 2010, where they one their only championship.

Duke and Cornell were both facing off in a fantastic match-up that was televised on ESPN2. Duke eventually prevailed 16-14.

Cornell started out strong and had a 5-2 lead. Duke eventually took a 7-6 lead at halftime.

The second half is where the Blue Devils broke away, taking a 14-7 lead at the end of the third quarter. Cornell had a very strong fourth quarter and took the Blue Devils lead and trimmed it down to one. David Lawson scored the winning goal with 6:35 left in the fourth quarter. Lawson scored five goals, including that game-winner.

The Blue Devils will be playing the winner of Syracuse and Denver game, which is taking place as I write.

Duke will play again Monday with a national championship on the line.

 

Topics: Duke Blue Devils, Lacrosse

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