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May 25, 2013
PHILADELPHIA – Sophomore goalkeeper Kyle Turri tallied a career-high 16 saves as Duke earned a spot in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse championship game with a thrilling 16-14 victory over Cornell Saturday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field. The title game appearance marks the fourth in program history and second under head coach John Danowski.
Duke improves to 15-5 on the season, while Cornell finishes the 2013 campaign with a 14-4 record. The Blue Devils are 13-1 in their previous 14 outings.
Wolf led the Duke attack with five points on four goals and one assist while Tripucka also posted a hat trick in the win. Fowler went 16-of-31 for the game at the faceoff X, collecting 12 ground balls. The junior from Wantagh, N.Y., also became the NCAA’s single-season record holder during Saturday’s contest with 319 wins this spring at the faceoff X. Pannell paced all Cornell scorers with five goals and two assists for seven points.
Duke will face Syracuse Monday, May 27 at 1 p.m. in the NCAA championship contest at Lincoln Financial Field. The game will be televised live on ESPN.