Duke 11, Cornell 8

May 22, 2005

PRINCETON, N.J.--Led by five goals and one assist from Matt Danowski, the second-seeded Duke men's lacrosse team knocked off Cornell, 11-8, on Sunday in Princeton, N.J., to advance to its second NCAA Final Four in school history.

Duke will next travel to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa., to face Maryland on Saturday, May 28 in game one. In game two, Virginia will take on Johns Hopkins. Game times have not been released. It marks the first time in men's lacrosse history that three teams for a conference have advanced to the NCAA Final Four.

Duke jumped out to a 3-2 at the half, but came out of the lockerroom and outscored the Big Red, 7-0, to take a 10-2 lead into the last stanza. For the game, Zack Greer added three goals and goalkeeper Aaron Fenton chipped in 12 saves.

The Blue Devils improve to 16-2 on the season and matches a NCAA single season record with its 16 victories. Duke's other Final Four appearance came in 1997.

-- Courtesy Duke