Duke 23, Fairfield 4

May 14, 2005

DURHAM, N.C. - Attackmen Matt Danowski, Dan Flannery and Zack Greer combined for 12 goals and nine assists to lead second-ranked and second-seeded Duke to a 23-4 victory over visiting Fairfield in NCAA Men's Lacrosse Tournament first round action on Saturday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium in Durham.

The Blue Devils improve to 15-2 and advance to the quarterfinals and will meet the winner of Cornell and Towson next Sunday in Princeton, N.J. The Stags finish the year at 11-5.

Fairfield jumped on top just seven seconds into the contest when Tom Werney found the back of the net on an assist from Kyle Herman just following the opening face-off. Duke responded with a goal by Danowski from Flannery less than a minute later, and the tally ignited a 16-0 run that put the Blue Devils ahead, 16-1, at intermission.

Danowski scored three goals in the opening 15 minutes while Flannery added two in the period as Duke claimed an 8-1 advantage when Greer and Matt Zash tallied goal in the final 17 seconds of the quarter. Flannery then had two goals and two assists in the second quarter, and the Blue Devils netted all eight of their goals in the period over the final 7:23 for their 15-goal halftime cushion.

After Werney scored his second goal of the game just over four minutes into the third period, Peter Lamade spearheaded a 6-0 Duke run with a pair of goals to take a 22-2 lead midway through the final quarter. Fairfield then sandwiched goals from Dan Boudreau and Brian Gorman around a Duke tally by Kyle Dowd to account for the final margin.

In goal, Duke starter Aaron Fenton logged 12 saves while allowing two goals in 45 minutes of play before giving way to Dan Loftus, who picked up three saves in the final quarter. For Fairfield, starter Michael Kruger was credited with seven saves while allowing 20 goals in 49:13 of action.

The Duke offense, which entered the game leading the nation in scoring at 12.84 goals per contest, reached the 20-point barrier for the third time this season while scoring 15 or more goals for the sixth time. The total of 23 tallies sets a new school record for goals in an NCAA Tournament game, eclipsing the previous mark of 22 set versus Hobart in 2002. The Blue Devil defensive unit allowed five or fewer goals for the eighth time this year.

Flannery recorded four goals and four assists while Danowski added a game-high five goals along with two assists. Greer and Lamade each added three-goal, three-assist performances. Brad Ross enjoyed the day by winning 14-of-19 face-offs while contributing two goals and one assist.

With his three goals on the afternoon, Greer pushes his team-leading total to 50 on the year to match the seventh highest single-season total in ACC history. One of just three players in Duke history and nine in ACC history to reach the 50-goal plateau, the Whitby, Ontario, Canada native is closing in on both school (53 by John Fay in 1997) and league (56 by Doug Knight in 1996) records for goals in a campaign. Danowski increased his league-leading point total to 78 (42 goals & 36 assists) while inching closer to the school single-season record of 90 set by Tony Cullen in 1979. With eight points on Saturday, Flannery joins Danowski and Greer (64) in the 60-plus point club for the year with 61 points on 39 goals and 22 assists. It marks the first time in Duke history that three players have amassed 60 or more points in a single campaign.

                        Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
              Fairfield vs #2 Duke (May 13, 2005 at Durham, N.C.)

Fairfield (11-5) vs.                              SCORE BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
Duke (15-2)                                       -------------------------------------
Date: May 13, 2005  Attendance: 814               Fairfield...........  1  0  1  2 -  4
Weather: Cloudy, breezy ... 70 degrees            Duke................  8  8  3  4 - 23
Fairfield SCORING: GOALS: Tom Werney 2; Brian Gormon 1; Dan Boudreau 1.
ASSISTS: Matt Castele 1; Kyle Herman 1.
Duke SCORING: GOALS: Matt Danowski 5; Dan Flannery 4; Zack Greer 3; Peter Lamade
3; Brad Ross 2; Matt Zash 2; Kyle Dowd 1; Ryan Marshall 1; Michael Young 1; Bo
Carrington 1.
ASSISTS: Dan Flannery 4; Zack Greer 3; Peter Lamade 3; Matt Danowski 2; Kyle
Dowd 1; Brad Ross 1; Reade Seligmann 1.


SHOTS BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
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Fairfield...........  3  6 13  7 - 29
Duke................ 14 14  5  8 - 41
GROUND BALLS BY PRD   1  2  3  4  Tot
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Fairfield...........  7  3 12  7 - 29
Duke................ 16 14 10  9 - 49
FACE-OFFS BY PRD       1     2     3     4     Total
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Fairfield...........  4-9   3-9   2-4   2-7  - 11-29
Duke................  5-9   6-9   2-4   5-7  - 18-29
CLEARS BY PERIOD       1     2     3     4     Total
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Fairfield...........  2-4   3-3   1-1   3-5  -  9-13
Duke................  6-6   3-4   4-7   3-4  - 16-21
EXTRA-MAN OPPS         1     2     3     4     Total
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Fairfield...........  0-0   0-1   1-3   0-1  -  1-5
Duke................  1-1   0-0   0-2   2-4  -  3-7

SAVES BY PERIOD       1  2  3  4  Tot
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Fairfield...........  3  3  1  3 - 10
Duke................  0  5  7  3 - 15
TURNOVERS BY PRD      1  2  3  4  Tot
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Fairfield...........  0  0  0  0 -  0
Duke................  0  0  0  0 -  0


PENALTIES - FFD 7/5:30; DU 5/5:00.
Officials: Brian Abbott; Bill Devine; Paul Espinoza. Scorer: AC.
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
              Fairfield vs #2 Duke (May 13, 2005 at Durham, N.C.)

Duke
Pos. ## Player                       G   A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face T/O  CT  Pen-Min
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G    22 Aaron Fenton........         -   -   -   -   -  8   -     -   -
M    1  Peter Lamade........         3   3   6   3   3  -   -     -   -
D    6  David Evans.........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
M    10 Matt Zash...........         2   -   2   4   3  3  0-2    -   -
A    12 Dan Flannery........         4   4   8   6   5  3   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
M    15 Kyle Dowd...........         1   1   2   3   1  1   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
A    25 Zack Greer..........         3   3   6   9   7  3   -     -   -
D    37 Casey Carroll.......         -   -   -   -   -  2   -     -   -
A    40 Matt Danowski.......         5   2   7   7   6  3   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
D    44 Tony McDevitt.......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     2  Chris Loftus........         -   -   -   1   1  2   -     -   -
     3  Ryan Marshall.......         1   -   1   2   2  2   -     -   -
     4  Dan Loftus..........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     5  K.J. Sauer..........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     8  Ed Douglas..........         -   -   -   -   -  2   -     -   -
     9  Michael Ward........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     11 Fred Krom...........         -   -   -   1   1  2   -     -   -
     14 John Walsh..........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     17 David Misler........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     18 Brad Ross...........         2   1   3   2   2  6 14-19   -   -
     20 Joe Kennedy.........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     23 Erik Henkelman......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     24 Bret Thompson.......         -   -   -   1   -  1   -     -   -
     27 Michael Young.......         1   -   1   1   1  -   -     -   -
     28 Dan Oppedisano......         -   -   -   -   -  4  4-8    -   -
     31 Bo Carrington.......         1   -   1   1   1  -   -     -   -
     32 Ben Brenneman.......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     41 Ryan McFadyen.......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
     42 Glenn Nick..........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     45 Reade Seligmann.....         -   1   1   -   -  -   -     -   -
     55 Bill Gerrish........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     77 Nick O'Hara.........         -   -   -   -   -  4   -     -   -
        Totals..............        23  15  38  41  33 49 18-29   0   0  5/ 5:00
GOALTENDER SUMMARY
Duke                      Minutes   GA   W/L   1   2   3   4 Saves
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22 Aaron Fenton........     45:00    2    W    0   5   7   0    12
4  Dan Loftus..........     15:00    2         0   0   0   3     3

Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
              Fairfield vs #2 Duke (May 13, 2005 at Durham, N.C.)

Fairfield
Pos. ## Player                       G   A Pts  Sh SOG GB  Face T/O  CT  Pen-Min
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G    36 Michael Kruger......         -   -   -   -   -  4   -     -   -
D    2  Matt Bocklett.......         -   -   -   1   -  3   -     -   -
A    5  Chris Manley........         -   -   -   3   2  -   -     -   -
D    7  Matt Scanlon........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
M    8  Greg Downing........         -   -   -   5   4  2   -     -   -  2/ 1:30
A    10 Michael Bocklet.....         -   -   -   4   3  2   -     -   -
A    12 Kyle Herman.........         -   1   1   -   -  1   -     -   -
M    14 Tom Werney..........         2   -   2   3   3  -   -     -   -
M    19 Josh Thornton.......         -   -   -   5   1  3   -     -   -
D    44 Chris Atwell........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -  1/ 0:30
     ---------- Substitutes ----------
     1  Matt Castele........         -   1   1   2   2  1   -     -   -
     3  Tim Gazzini.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     6  Peter Babbles.......         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     9  Nick Lattimore......         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     11 Brian Gormon........         1   -   1   1   1  2  1-3    -   -  1/ 0:30
     15 Brian Stanton.......         -   -   -   1   1  -   -     -   -
     17 Brendan Finnerty....         -   -   -   1   -  -   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
     18 Sean Flynn..........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     20 Charles Keinath.....         -   -   -   -   -  6 10-24   -   -  1/ 1:00
     21 Travis Nelson.......         -   -   -   1   -  -   -     -   -
     25 Trevor Kelly........         -   -   -   1   1  -   -     -   -
     27 Dan Boudreau........         1   -   1   1   1  -   -     -   -
     31 Jake Olson..........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     34 Luke Martin.........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     35 Will Dickey.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     40 Brian Lange.........         -   -   -   -   -  -   -     -   -
     41 Jeff Hussey.........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -  1/ 1:00
     42 Jeff Cilente........         -   -   -   -   -  1   -     -   -
     45 Will Flanagan.......         -   -   -   -   -  -  0-1    -   -
     46 Sean Fay............         -   -   -   -   -  -  0-1    -   -
        Totals..............         4   2   6  29  19 29 11-29   0   0  7/ 5:30
GOALTENDER SUMMARY
Fairfield                 Minutes   GA   W/L   1   2   3   4 Saves
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36 Michael Kruger......     49:13   20    L    3   1   1   2     7
3  Tim Gazzini.........      6:39    3         0   2   0   0     2
42 Jeff Cilente........      4:08    0         0   0   0   1     1

Legend: Sh=shots  SOG-shots on goal  G=goals scored  A=assists  Face=faceoffs  T/O=turnovers
CT=caused turnover  SC=stick check  INT=interception  BLK=blocked pass/shot  DCH=drawn charge
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                           Lacrosse Box Score (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
              Fairfield vs #2 Duke (May 13, 2005 at Durham, N.C.)


SCORING SUMMARY:
    Prd  Time Team     Type Goal Scorer                       Assists
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1.  1st 14:53 FFD      EVEN Tom Werney (9)                    Kyle Herman (7)
2.      13:59 DU       EVEN Matt Danowski (38)                Dan Flannery (19)
3.      10:32 DU       EVEN Dan Flannery (36)                 Zack Greer (12)
4.       6:50 DU       EVEN Matt Danowski (39)                Unassisted
5.       6:10 DU       EVEN Peter Lamade (14)                 Kyle Dowd (11)
6.       5:01 DU       UP   Dan Flannery (37)                 Peter Lamade (11)
7.       1:15 DU       EVEN Matt Danowski (40)                Unassisted
8.       0:17 DU       EVEN Zack Greer (48)                   Unassisted
9.       0:01 DU       EVEN Matt Zash (15)                    Zack Greer (13)
10. 2nd  7:23 DU       EVEN Matt Zash (16)                    Peter Lamade (12)
11.      7:11 DU       EVEN Dan Flannery (38)                 Unassisted
12.      6:26 DU       EVEN Matt Danowski (41)                Zack Greer (14)
13.      6:07 DU       EVEN Brad Ross (4)                     Unassisted
14.      5:05 DU       EVEN Dan Flannery (39)                 Reade Seligmann (2)
15.      3:53 DU       EVEN Zack Greer (49)                   Dan Flannery (20)
16.      2:47 DU       EVEN Ryan Marshall (10)                Unassisted
17.      2:39 DU       EVEN Brad Ross (5)                     Dan Flannery (21)
18. 3rd 10:54 FFD      UP   Tom Werney (10)                   Matt Castele (7)
19.      7:07 DU       EVEN Matt Danowski (42)                Dan Flannery (22)
20.      0:48 DU       EVEN Peter Lamade (15)                 Unassisted
21.      0:09 DU       EVEN Zack Greer (50)                   Matt Danowski (35)
22. 4th 13:30 DU       EVEN Bo Carrington (2)                 Unassisted
23.      8:08 DU       EVEN Michael Young (2)                 Brad Ross (1)
24.      7:32 DU       UP   Peter Lamade (16)                 Matt Danowski (36)
25.      6:46 FFD      EVEN Dan Boudreau (6)                  Unassisted
26.      6:20 DU       UP   Kyle Dowd (17)                    Peter Lamade (13)
27.      5:33 FFD      EVEN Brian Gormon (4)                  Unassisted


PENALTY SUMMARY:
Prd  Time Team     ##-Player                Min     Offense
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1st 05:12 FFD      44-Chris Atwell         0:30 PP  HOLDING.................................
2nd 13:56 DU       44-Tony McDevitt        1:00 PP  SLASHING................................
3rd 15:00 DU       12-Dan Flannery         1:00 PP  UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT.................
    12:19 DU       15-Kyle Dowd            1:00 PP  SLASHING................................
    11:32 DU       40-Matt Danowski        1:00 PP  SLASHING................................
    09:14 FFD      8 -Greg Downing         1:00 PP  ILLEGAL BODY CHECK......................
    04:48 FFD      17-Brendan Finnerty     1:00 PP  SLASHING................................
4th 11:44 FFD      8 -Greg Downing         0:30 PP  HOLDING.................................
    07:40 FFD      11-Brian Gormon         0:30 PP  HOLDING.................................
    06:38 FFD      20-Charles Keinath      1:00 PP  SLASHING................................
    02:53 FFD      41-Jeff Hussey          1:00 PP  ILLEGAL BODY CHECK......................
    01:06 DU       41-Ryan McFadyen        1:00 PP  SLASHING................................




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