Duke Downs Gtown 12-3

Duke Downs Gtown 12-3

Duke Downs Gtown 12-3

Duke Downs Gtown 12-3

WASHINGTON, DC - No. 5 Georgetown hosted its first home men's lacrosse game of the 2005 season and fell 12-3 to No. 3 Duke. The Hoyas (4-2) suffered their first loss to the Blue Devils (9-0) in five years and had their four game winning streak snapped in front of 1,124 spectators while Duke remained undefeated.

Georgetown found itself down 2-0 at the end of the first quarter after Duke scored twice in the initial six minutes of the contest. The Blue Devils then netted three more to start the second quarter before Georgetown slowed the barrage with Sean Denihan (Manhasset, NY/Manhasset) scoring his ninth goal of the year. Eight seconds later Duke's Zack Greer replenished the Blue Devils' five-goal advantage at the 6:49 mark. Then with just over a minute left Duke tallied again and staked a 7-1 halftime advantage. It was the third straight game the Hoyas have been down at the break.

Andy Corno (Bethesda, MD/Walt Whitman) had a tough go of it in the face-off circle in the first half, winning just 3-of-10 attempts against Duke's Dan Oppedisano, but Corno responded in the second half, winning all seven of his attempts in the final 30 minutes. Down big at the break the Hoyas' Trevor Casey (Bethesda, MD/Georgetown Prep) scored a goal off an assist from Denihan 50 seconds into the second half and breathed some life into the Hoya faithful. Corno won the ensuing face-off and GU had two shots at Duke's cage but came up empty. Duke's Dan Flannery finished off the Hoyas hopes scoring four of his five goals in the game's final 25 minutes. GU's Andrew Baird (Baltimore, MD/Loyola Blakefield) posted GU's final score off an assist from Mat Wilson (Hudson, Ohio/Western Reserve) with just over two minutes remaining.

Duke's Dan Flannery was the game leader in goals with five and Matt Danowski led in assists with four. On the day GU took 44 shots compared to Duke's 35 and Duke won the groundball battle with a 41-39 advantage. In the cage Georgetown's Rich D'Andrea (Belle Mead, NJ/The Peddie School) made 10 stops while Duke's starter Aaron Fenton had 13 saves before giving way to Dan Loftus, who had one.

Next up for Georgetown will be a nationally televised showdown with the Naval Academy on Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU and locally on Baltimore's WMAR Channel 2.

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not a surprise result..
    by (#93389) on 3/26/05 @11:39PM
well I guess Duke will move up to 2nd spot with the only remainder undefeated team besides JHU, whos unstoppable.
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    by (#100906) on 4/18/05 @10:44PM
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    by (#85240) on 3/27/05 @1:25AM
i was a witness to this game, and Gtowns offense was just gross. They couldnt get anything done against the Duke d. Not only was there passing and catching suspect, they could not even draw a slide. There offense has always been kind of robotic, but this year they don't have a Whalid Hodge to bail them out. The way they played against Maryland and now Duke i dont see Gtown has a tourny team.
*** they have no quality wins, and no one better tell me that Syracuse is a quality win
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Duke Moves to #2?
    by (#97042) on 3/27/05 @3:30PM
I don't think Duke is a necessary lock for the Number Two Spot, because Virginia lost to a higher ranked (and clearly better) team than they are, so is a drop in the rankings necessarily definite? I'm not so sure...I think Duke is playing excellent lacrosse right now, however, and should be one of the favorites to maybe even take the championship for the next few years...
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Damn Straight
    by (#62357) on 3/28/05 @1:25PM
I agree, Duke is playing excellent lacrosse, and I think they will be tested at the end of the regular season when they play Hopkins and UVA near the end. But their offense, defense, and goalie are all playing extremely well. Aaron Fenton, Zack Greer (representing Canada, HELL YA!, hes a friend of mine), Danowski (having a bit of a rough start but still playing awesome, and everyone else. Their offense is stacked. Good Luck this season guys.
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Duke has no competition
    by (#54446) on 4/03/05 @10:52PM
Yes duke is doing very well this year. But should they be the number 2 over UVA? I don't think so. The only "tough" team they have faced is maryland and it wasn't even a killerwin(10-8) Uva just killed maryland 10-2. I don't think Duke can move into uva's deserved number 2 spot untill they've faced the competition.
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Duke's competition
    by (#102054) on 4/27/05 @10:40PM
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Salibsury beat Duke
    by (#82596) on 4/04/05 @1:52PM
I would just like to inform you all Salisbury beat Duke 8-7 at Duke in a scrimage this pre-season... hard to imagine this d3 school with no scholarship whoopin up on a big d1 school.
"anyone got a broom"
(joke is referenced to Maryland sweeping Duke 2-0 in basketball this season)
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