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Duke eases past Stony Brook; Dionne scores 100th goal

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke’s defense held visiting Stony Brook scoreless in the first half while senior Josh Dionne joined the 100-goal club as the No. 1 Blue Devils posted a 14-6 win on Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.

The Blue Devils improve to 4-0 while the Seawolves fall to 1-2. The win pushes Duke’s win streak to nine dating back to May 5, 2013.

“Offensively, I thought we moved the ball and were unselfish,” head coach John Danowski said. “I think we would have liked to have gotten one or two more, but certainly going into the locker room with a seven goal lead we were happy.”

Duke’s Jordan Wolf, who matched his career high with seven total points on the day, scored two goals in the opening half as the Blue Devils raced to a 7-0 lead. Goalkeeper Luke Aaron, who surrendered just two goals before giving way to Justin Turri after three periods, carded eight of his career-high 11 saves in the opening 30 minutes.

Stony Brook got on the board after 31:03 and added five more as the Blue Devils only outscored the Seawolves 7-6 in the final 30 minutes.

With a pair of tallies, Dionne became the 16th player in Duke history to reach the 100-goal plateau. The group includes Wolf (130) and current Duke assistant coach Matt Danowski (170). Deemer Class, Kyle Keenan and Case Matheis added two goals each as Duke won its third game in three tries against Stony Brook.

The two goals for Keenan give him six for the year, which is just two shy of matching his combined total form his first two seasons. Keenan owns two goals in three of Duke’s four games this season and has at least one point in all four.

The Blue Devil defensive unit was spearheaded by Casey Carroll, who logged five caused turnovers and five ground balls. Brendan Fowler (9 of 15) and Jack Rowe (6 of 8) combined for a 15 of 23 effort at the faceoff X.

“It’s been really easy [settling in],” Aaron said. “It’s been seamless. The guys in front of me make it easy. The defense is playing really stout and has made my job really easy.”

For Stony Brook, Brody Eastwood logged three goals while Matt Schultz had one goal and two assists. In the net, Dan Shaughnessy was credited for 11 saves.

No. 6 Denver 14, Canisius 3

DENVER -- Sixth-ranked Denver won the finale of the Frontier Airlines Face-Off Classic, defeating Canisius 14-3 on Sunday afternoon at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium. Denver now sits at 3-1 on the season after posting a perfect 2-0 mark this weekend.

Sophomore transfer Jack Bobzien led the Pioneers with five points off four goals and an assist, while junior Erik Adamson finished with three goals and an assist for four points. Bobzien finished with his third hat trick of the season, fourth of his career, while Adamson picked up his fourth career hat trick.

Junior Wesley Berg continued his scoring ways with a goal, while also dishing out two assists to finish with three points. Junior Sean Cannizzaro finished with two points off a goal and an assists.

Junior goalie Ryan LaPlante made four saves and secured the win, seeing 30 minutes of action.

Tim Edwards, Sam Connors and Jeff Edwards all scored for the Golden Griffins.

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