May 26, 2014

Blog Replay: Duke Takes Third NCAA Crown in 5 Seasons, 11-9

by Corey McLaughlin | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter | McLaughlin Archive | May Madness Home


Myles Jones had two goals and an assist to make the All-Tournament Team and help Duke build a big early lead that they were able to hold on to and defeat Notre Dame for their third NCAA title. (Bill Danielewski)

A six point performance by Most Outstanding Player Jordan Wolf helped Duke take home its second straight NCAA men's lacrosse championship and third in five seasons with an 11-9 victory over Notre Dame at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium on Monday afternoon.

Wolf did most of his damage in the second half, scoring both his goals and assisting three others as the Blue Devils fought off a valient comeback from the Fighting Irish, who they also defeated in 2010 for their first national championship. Behind dominant play out of their midfield early, Duke had led 5-1 at the half and 8-2 in the third before Notre Dame clawed back in behind a five goal afternoon from Sergio Perkovic.

Myles Jones, Deemer Class and Kyle Keenan all had two goals for the Blue Devils along with Wolf, with Jones adding an assist and Christian Walsh netting a goal and an assist on the day. Notre Dame got two goals and an assist from Matt Kavanagh, but couldn't make it all the way back after turning the ball over 11 times in the first half.

We'll be back later with much more from Baltimore and the Blue Devils' latest crown.

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