PHILADELPHIA – Duke advanced the Division I men’s lacrosse national championship game with a 16-14 win over Cornell in Saturday’s first semifinal.
The Blue Devils dominated the third quarter, outscoring the Big Red 7-1 in the period to take a 14-7 lead then held on as Cornell rallied late.
Jordan Wolf scored four goals and added an assist in the victory. Cornell’s Rob Pannell scored five goals and added two assists in defeat to become the NCAA’s all-time points leader.
Duke will face the winner of the Syracuse-Denver game in Monday’s final.
Dave Ryan and Steve Panarelli called the action on Westwood One Sports.
(Jake Tripucka scores as Duke ties the game at 1-1)
(Matt Donovan’s goal makes it 3-1 Cornell)
(Josh Dionne’s goal cuts the Blue Devils’ deficit to 5-3)
(Duke’s Jordan Wolf ties the score at 5-5)
(Rob Pannell scores to put Cornell back ahead 6-5)
(Jordan Wolf completes his hat trick and Duke goes up 11-6)
(It’s 14-6 Duke after Greg Deluca scores)
(Pannell’s goal pulls the Big Red to within 14-11)
(Pannell scores again to set the all-time points record and make it a two-goal game, 14-12)
(Dave Lawson nets one and Duke goes up 15-12)
(Jordan Wolf’s fourth goal makes it 16-14 Duke)
(The final call — Duke wins)
(Postgame interview with Duke’s Jordan Wolf)
(Postgame interview with Duke’s Kyle Turri)
(Dave Ryan and Steve Panarelli recap the semifinals)