Lacrosse Championship Highlights: Duke 16 – Syracuse 10

05/27/2013

NCAA Lacrosse 2013:  Duke vs Syracuse  May 27PHILADELPHIA – Duke trailed early, but dominated the final three quarters to defeat Syracuse 16-10 and win the second NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse championship in school history – and its second in the last four years.

The Orange led 5-0 and 6-1 early, but the Blue Devils fought right back, scoring 12 of the next 13 goals to take a decisive 13-7 lead midway through the fourth quarter. Duke was dominant in the faceoff circle throughout, winning 13 straight at one point and keeping possession for long stretches of the second half.

Jordan Wolf scored four times for Duke in the victory, while Josh Dionne and Josh Offit added hat trick of their own. Dylan Donahue had a hat trick of his own in defeat for the Orange.

Dave Ryan and Steve Panarelli called the action on Westwood One Sports.

(Billy Ward opens the scoring for Syracuse)

(A big save at one end leads to Dylan Donahue’s goal and a 5-0 Orange lead)

(Scott Loy’s goal puts Syracuse up 6-1)

(Miles Jones scores to pull Duke to within 6-3)

(Jordan Wolf’s goal makes it just a one-goal game, 6-5)

(Dave Lawson scores and it’s tied 6-6)

(Dylan Donahue breaks the Duke run and gives Syracuse a 7-6 lead)

(Lawson answers to tie it at 7-7)

(A Josh Offit goal gives Duke its first lead)

(Josh Dionne scores and it’s 9-7 Blue Devils)

(Offit nets again to make it 10-7)

(And then it’s Dionne’s turn again and it’s 11-7)

(Jake Tripucka makes it 13-7 Duke)

(Jordan Wolf scores and it’s 14-9 Blue Devils)

(The final call – Duke are national champions)

(Dave Ryan and Steve Panarelli recap the 2013 championship)

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