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Duke lacrosse advances to NCAA semifinals for eighth straight season

The journey continues for the Duke lacrosse team. For the eight straight seasons, the Blue Devils have landed themselves in the NCAA semifinals.

Leading the way for Duke was senior attackman Jordan Wolf who accumulated eight points for the Blue Devils. Sophomore midfielder Myles Jones also was a big factor in the win over Johns Hopkins, as he added three goals with four assists.

The Blue Devils beat Johns Hopkins 19-11 on Sunday, securing their place into the NCAA semifinals.

“First I want to congratulate Johns Hopkins University on a phenomenal season,” head coach John Danowski said. “This game in preparation scared the heck out of us. We knew it was going to be a 60-minute battle. With that being said I couldn’t be more proud of the group of athletes representing Duke.”

The beginning of the game looked to make for a high scoring, but lopsided affair, as Duke scored five goals on its first five possessions for a score of 5-0.

“We came out and played well,” Danowski said.

The closest the Blue Jays got was 14-11, which was early in the fourth quarter, but after that it was smooth sailing for the Blue Devils.

“We knew they were going to make a run,” Danowki said. “The guys withstood the run and played with tremendous poise and maturity at the end, which isn’t something we haven’t always had this season.”

Duke will be facing off against No. 5 ranked Denver on May 24 in Baltimore, Md.

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