DURHAM — Sophomore midfielder Deemer Class scored six goals and handed out four assists Sunday to lead No. 3 Duke past No. 6 Syracuse 21-7 in ACC men’s lacrosse on a rainy afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.
Myles Jones and Jordan Wolf scored five goals each, and Christian Walsh had a career-high six assists.
The 10 total points for Class fell one short of the school single-game record set on nine previous occasions. The midfield line of Class, Jones and Walsh finished with 23 points, and Walsh’s six assists were the most since Ned Crotty had six against Johns Hopkins in 2010.
“Just working hard all week in practice and trying pick spots, good fundamental shooting,” Class said. “I just stepped in with confidence and shot it, and I know Myles did the same. Confidence and keep working to get better every day is our team focus.”
The Blue Devils (8-2, 2-1) pushed their winning streak to four games. The 21 goals mark Duke’s highest offensive output in ACC action since a 22-goal performance against N.C. State in 1973.
The Orange fell to 4-3, 0-3.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack lost 5-2 at Maryland, falling behind in the first inning for the third straight day.
Maryland (16-6, 5-4) took a 2-0 lead on one hit in the first. Brad Stone (3-1) didn’t make it out of the inning for the Wolfpack (14-8, 3-6). Andrew Woeck came in with two out and pitched 41/3 innings of relief to tie his career long. Woeck set a career high with eight strikeouts on 19 batters faced, holding the Terrapins to one earned on three hits and two walks.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack defeated Virginia Tech 5-0 to clinch the three-game series.
North Carolina: The Tar Heels needed only five innings to beat Maryland 12-3.
Meredith: The Avenging Angels lost a doubleheader to Ferrum College 2-0 and 4-3.
North Carolina: The No. 6 Tar Heels (16-3, 3-1 ACC) beat Virginia Tech 6-1.
Duke: The 13th-ranked Blue Devils fell to No. 7 Virginia 5-1.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack dropped a 4-3 decision at Miami.
Duke: The top-ranked Blue Devils (15-1, 6-1 ACC) dumped Florida State 6-0.
North Carolina: The No. 10 Tar Heels defeated No. 22 Notre Dame 6-1.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack lost 5-2 to Virginia Tech.