Duke Bests Army 10-6 In Honor of Jimmy Regan

Duke Bests Army 10-6 In Honor of Jimmy Regan

Duke Bests Army 10-6 In Honor of Jimmy Regan

Duke Bests Army 10-6 In Honor of Jimmy Regan

MANHASSET, N.Y. – Ned Crotty netted three goals on Saturday afternoon as second-ranked Duke defeated eighth-ranked Army, 10-6, at the Lacrosse Day of Champions, an event held to pay homage to former Blue Devil Jimmy Regan.

Regan, an Army Ranger who was killed in Iraq last year, was a high school All-America at Chaminade High School and went on to play at Duke from 1999-2002. Saturday’s event will raise funds for Manhasset community athletic facilities and support the dependents of the U.S. Army Rangers.

Duke jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Brad Ross found the net just one minute into the contest. Zack Greer then increased the Blue Devils’ advantage to 2-0 on a pass from Matt Danowski as Duke converted on a man-up opportunity, before Danowski found Steve Schoeffel at the 9:22 mark to make the score 3-0.

Crotty netted his first goal of the day with 24 seconds remaining the first period before beginning the second period with another tally to give the Blue Devils a 5-0 advantage.

Army responded with goals from Brandon Butler and Alex Rhoades to put the score at 5-2, but Crotty scored again at 10:40 before Ross added a goal at 6:35 to put the Blue Devil lead back to five at 7-2.

The Black Knights secured the last score of the half at 6:29 on a goal from Brooks Korvin, a tally which sent Duke into the break with a 7-3 lead.

Both teams were held scoreless in the third period until the 6:29 mark when Tyler Oates netted a man-up tally for Army to put the score at 7-4.

Duke responded with three consecutive goals as Danowski scored once and Max Quinzani scored twice to put Duke on top 10-4. Army closed the half with scores from Rob McCallion and Justin Bokmeyer to account for the final score.

In goal for the Blue Devils, Dan Loftus secured 10 saves while Black Knight keeper Adam Fullerton recorded a career-high 24 saves on the afternoon.

With one tally on the day, Greer moves into a tie for fifth place on the NCAA all-time goals list with 184 and into a tie for third place on the ACC all-time points chart with 254. Duke improves to 51-5 in games in which the Whitby, Ontario, Canada native has scored.

Danowski recorded three points versus the Black Knights to put his career total at 326, 17 points shy of first place on the NCAA all-time scoring chart (343 points by Joe Vasta, Air Force, 1983-86).

The Blue Devils will travel to Charlottesville, Va., on Thursday to face North Carolina in the semifinal round of the 2008 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Duke earned the top seed for the league tournament for the third time in four seasons after finishing the regular season with a perfect 3-0 mark. Face-off is set for 5 p.m.

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Army Is For Real
    by (#136419) on 4/19/08 @7:49PM
Absolutely! They just beat a solid Navy team and played an awesome Duke team very close. I say that, if they beat Penn next weekend, they very well could make the NCAA Tournament even if they don't win the Patriot league tournament.
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im with you on that
    by (#157324) on 4/20/08 @10:47PM
i think they can beat penn for sure next week, i think army is a very strong team this year they held up very well against Duke considering Duke has blown out so many good teams
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some loses equal victories
    by (#185818) on 4/21/08 @10:32AM
Even though Army lost to # 2 Duke, they played a game that in a backwards way could have moved them up in the ranks... losing to a offensive power house 10-6 is not a huge lose for Army... and honestly they've played well against the top two teams in the nation losing by combined 6 points... i believe that Army will be strong and can make a decent dent in the NCAA tournament if they play other teams the way they play duke and cuse just with the outcome being different... also whose the guy who jacked up Matt Danowski, it would look great on MNF in the you got jacked up segment...

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    by (#165751) on 4/21/08 @1:48PM
Danowski got dropped by I think Korvin. That was way better.
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