Three players score hat-tricks to help No. 6 Duke take two wins on the road
While there were many records broken on and off the field last week, the team that most needed to travel through their schedule undefeated did so convincingly.
The No. 6 Blue Devils tackled a two-game road series by collecting wins at Stony Brook and Marquette in the span of three days.
Five Blue Devils completed hat tricks as Duke held then-No. 16 Stony Brook scoreless for the final 14 minutes in a 17-11 win Wednesday. Sophomore midfielder Jack Bruckner and junior attack Case Matheis each tallied six points to lead the scoring.
Senior midfielder Tanner Scott totaled a career-high four points with three goals and an assist to lead a trio of Blue Devils with hat tricks against then-No. 15 Marquette 15-8 on Saturday. Junior midfielder Myles Jones and freshman attack Justin Guterding also netted three goals each.
Duke sophomore defenseman Ian Yanulis was selected this week’s ACC Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week.
Duke (10-4) earned the final spot in the 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Lacrosse Championship and will play top seed Notre Dame (9-1) in the opening semifinal Friday.
Big crowd on hand with 4,575 in attendance for a Marquette record. Thanks Milwaukee for a great atmosphere. #goduke— Duke Men's Lacrosse (@Duke_MLAX) April 18, 2015
Lyle Thompson captured the NCAA career scoring record as the Great Danes defeated Bryant 10-8 and then beat Yale 12-11 in front of record attendance at Bob Ford Field.
Notre Dame (9-1)
A record crowd in South Bend watched No. 1 Notre Dame score three goals in the final 1:15 of regulation to top No. 2 North Carolina 15-14. Matt Kavanaugh’s game-winner with 33 seconds remaining sealed the victory.
The Raiders stifled then-No. 17 Army 8-5 to collect a share of the Patriot League regular season title. Colgate held Army scoreless for the first 34 minutes, 15 seconds of the game.