Lacrosse Highlights: (1) Duke 15 – (5) Denver 12


Charlie Payton, Case Matheis

BALTIMORE, MD – Kyle Keenan had four goals and Jordan Wolf and Deemer Class added hat tricks as Duke moved one step away from back-to-back lacrosse national championships with a 15-12 semifinal win over Denver on Saturday afternoon.

The game was tied at 4-4 in the second quarter when Keenan began a string of four straight scores for the Blue Devils. Wolf added the next three as Duke took an 8-4 edge to the locker room.

In the second half, the Pioneers made a run and got within a single score on one of Wesley Berg’s five goals on the day. In the end, however, the Blue Devils pulled away and they’ll face the winner of Notre Dame and Maryland on Monday for the title.

Jason Benetti and Mark Dixon called the action on WestwoodOne Sports and the NCAA Radio Network.

(Wesley Berg’s goal ties the score at 4-4)


(Jordan Wolf scores and it’s 6-4 Blue Devils)


(Wolf nets another to make it 7-4)


(It’s a hat trick for Wolf and an 8-4 lead for Duke at the half)


(Christian Walsh scores to make it 10-5 Blue Devils)


(Tyler Pace scores for Denver to cut it to 11-9)


(Berg scores for the Pioneers and it’s an 11-10 game)


(Myles Jones answers for Duke to make it 12-10)


(It’s 13-11 after Kyle Keenan’s fourth goal of the game)


(Deemer Class scores to make it 14-11)


(Chad Cohan scores for Duke and it’s 15-11)


(The final call as Duke advances to the championship game)


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