Notre Dame vs Duke

Notre Dame vs Duke

Notre Dame vs Duke

Notre Dame vs Duke

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BALTIMORE – Senior attacker Jordan Wolf tallied two goals and four assists and the Blue Devil defense held off a fourth quarter charge by Notre Dame to lead Duke to its second consecutive NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship with an 11-9 victory over the Irish. The national championship is the third for the Blue Devil program.

Under the direction of head coach John Danowski, Duke became the first team to win back-to-back titles since Syracuse accomplished the feat in 2008 and 2009.
Wolf, who had a hand in each of the Blue Devils’ final five goals, led all scorers in the contest with six points. Junior Kyle Keenan and sophomores Deemer Class and Myles Jones also had two goals apiece while senior Brendan Fowler went 13-of-22 at the faceoff X to help seal the win.

With Duke leading 8-2 midway through the third quarter, Notre Dame put together a four-goal run to narrow the margin to two at the 11:01 mark in the fourth. A goal by Sergio Perkovic of the Irish made it a one-goal game at 10-9 with just 49 seconds left on the clock, but Fowler won the ensuing faceoff for the Blue Devils and Wolf beat a pair of Notre Dame defenders for his second goal of the afternoon to send Duke to its second consecutive title.

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