Duke vs. Notre Dame
May 22, 2011
The Game Story:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Duke University sophomore goaltender Dan Wigrizer made 14 saves to anchor the Blue Devils to a 7-5 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinal at Gillette Stadium. Duke advances to the championship weekend for the fifth straight season and for the seventh time overall.

Duke (14-5) will play unseeded Maryland on May 28 at M&T Bank Stadium. That will be the third meeting between the two squads this season.

Justin Turri led all Blue Devils with two goals, while Christian Walsh and David Lawson both had a goal and an assist. Westy Hopkins led all scorers with three goals.


The Irish scored the game's first two goals and took a 3-1 lead with a tally from Westy Hopkins with 11 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

After managing just six shots in the first stanza, Duke put together quality possessions in the second frame. Justin Turri threw in his first marker of the day just 1:23 into the second quarter to make it a 2-1 contest. The Blue Devils defense clamped down on Notre Dame's offense, holding it to nine shots and no goals.

Midway through the quarter, sophomore David Lawson got in the scoring column for Duke with a spit dodge and shot from 12 yards out to make it 3-3. The Blue Devils had the final possession of the half, but Turri's shot sailed right of the cage to send the teams to the locker rooms all even at three. Wigrizer was outstanding in the first 30 minutes with 11 saves.