College Lacrosse: Duke v. Notre Dame for the Crown

Duke eliminated Denver on Saturday (Photo / T. Flynn)

by Boxer Journal May 25, 2014
Baltimore, MD – Notre Dame and Duke will face off on Monday in a rematch of the 2010 championships played at M&T Bank Stadium. In that game, Duke won the opening overtime face-off and then the game, 6-5.

The Blue Devils (16-3) earned its spot by defeating Denver (16-3) 15-12 on Saturday. The Pioneers Welsey Berg had his usual productive afternoon, scoring five goals. It wasn’t enough, as Duke showed they could keep up with the vaunted Denver offense as junior Kyle Keenan scored a career-high four goals and Jordan Wolf added three for the Blue Devils.

In the second semi-final, Notre Dame went up early and stayed up as they defeated Maryland, 11-6. Attackman Matt Kavanagh led the Irish with five goals and two assists. While at the far end of the field goalie Conor Kelly and the Notre Dame (12-5) defense put the clamps on the Terrapins’ (13-4) offense.

Maryland didn’t get enough open looks against Notre Dame (Photo / T. Flynn)

Duke has won two national championships and is the defending champion while Notre Dame will vie for its first title. Monday’s final is scheduled for a 1 PM face-off.