Duke lacrosse tops Syracuse 16-15
DURHAM, N.C. Senior midfielder Chad Cohan scored 53 seconds into the first overtime to give No. 9 Duke a 16-15 lacrosse victory over No. 5 Syracuse on Saturday afternoon in front of 3,571 fans at Koskinen Stadium. Duke’s effort was highlighted by a seven-goal, two-assist performance from Deemer Class as the Blue Devils rallied from as many as five goals down to register the win.
With the win, the Blue Devils improve to 7-4 overall and 1-0 in ACC play while the Orange drops to 5-2 overall and 1-1 in the league.
Syracuse led nearly all of regulation, holding advantages of 4-1 at the end of the first period and 11-6 at intermission. The Blue Devils entered the final quarter trailing, 14-10, but used a 5-0 spurt to claim a 15-14 lead on a goal by Class with 6:28 left to play. Class had three goals and an assist in the 5-0 run.
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The Orange responded as Derek DeJoe knotted the game with a tally at the 3:29 mark, ending a scoreless drought of 11:33. With less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Syracuse stymied a Duke extra-man opportunity and held possession until the final horn, but failed to score.
UNC: The sixth-ranked Maryland Terrapins held the 12th-ranked Tar Heels scoreless for 16 minutes in the second half en route to an 11-8 win before 4,721 fans at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.
UNC: Zac Ryan and Burton Dulaney combined for a four-hit shutout as No. 21 Georgia Tech took the series decider from the No. 3 Tar Heels 6-0 Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Stadium. Kel Johnson and Wade Bailey homered for the Yellow Jackets, who improved to 18-5 and 5-4 in the ACC. The Heels dropped to 19-4 and 6-3 in league play with the loss.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack endured a very frustrating day on the softball field Saturday afternoon, as the Wolfpack lost to Louisville, 19-3, to conclude its first ACC road series.
Track and Field
St. Aug’s: The Falcons won the men’s 4x100-meter relay on the final day of the Raleigh Relays outdoor track and field meet at Paul Derr Track.
Shaw: The women’s team collected five top-10 finishes at the Wingate Invitational for an eight place finish on Friday afternoon at the Irwin Belk Track Complex. The Lady Bears posted 26 points, while Wingate took home first place with a total of 148 points.
Duke: In a match between two top-15 programs, the No. 10 Blue Devils defeated 14th-ranked Wake Forest, 6-1, Saturday afternoon in Winston-Salem, N.C. The contest wrapped up a four-match road stretch for the Blue Devils, who improved to 13-2 on the year and 6-1 against ACC opposition with the result. The team also owns a 10-2 record this season when facing nationally ranked teams after defeating the Demon Deacons (16-5, 5-4).
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