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Duke Athletics | April 18, 2015

No. 6 Duke cruises by No. 15 Marquette

WAUWATOSA, Wis. -- Tanner Scott registered a career-high four points on three goals and an assist to lead a trio of Blue Devils with hat tricks as No. 6 Duke beat 15th-ranked Marquette 15-8 in front of 4,575 fans at Hart Park. Myles Jones and Justin Guterdingalso netted three goals apiece.

Duke moves to 10-4 on the year, marking the 10th time in the last 11 years the Blue Devils have reached double digit wins. Guterding registered four points on the afternoon as Duke’s offensive starters finished with 18 of the team’s 22 points.

Jones, finishing with four points, etched his name in the Duke records book as the top scoring midfielder in program history with 149 career points. He passed Jim Gonnella’s previous record of 145 points. With one assist, Jones moved to 10th on the Duke single season assists list.

Balanced scoring was the story for the Blue Devils in the first quarter as six different players netted goals to give Duke a 7-2 lead at the first break. Senior Kyle Keenan started the scoring 1:05 into the game with an unassisted strike and Justin Guterding threw in a Jack Bruckner pass a minute later for the 2-0 edge.

After Marquette scored two unanswered in a span of 41 seconds, the Blue Devils answered with five in a row for the five-goal advantage. Jones, Scott, Deemer Class and Case Matheis all tallied their first goals of the day in the run, while the Duke defense and Danny Fowler kept the Golden Eagles scoreless for the final 11 minutes.

The Golden Eagles stopped their scoring drought at 16:40 five minutes into the second quarter and pulled within three at 7-4, before the Blue Devils responded with two in 17 seconds for the 9-4 halftime lead.

The teams both managed just one score apiece in the third quarter and Duke added two early in the fourth to extend its advantage to seven at 12-5. Marquette mounted a comeback effort midway through the fourth quarter, converting three consecutive turnovers by the Blue Devils into goals to make it 12-8 with six minutes to play.

Duke came out of an ensuing timeout and finished the game with three consecutive goals for the 15-8 victory. Conor Gately led all Marquette scorers with two goals and two assists for four points, while Ryan McNamara had two goals and an assist.

Kyle Rowe was outstanding at the faceoff X again, winning 14-of-18 draws with seven ground balls. Ian Yanulis picked up five ground balls, while Brian Dailey also had five loose balls.

In goal, Danny Fowler made 11 saves on eight goals allowed. Jimmy Danaher had 14 saves for the Golden Eagles.

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