Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, February 16
Feb. 16, 2008
Duke senior attackmen Matt Danowski and Zack Greer combined for six goals and seven assists to lead the second-ranked Blue Devils to a season-opening 16-4 victory over 15th-ranked Bucknell on Saturday afternoon in front of 2,568 fans at Koskinen Stadium.
Matt Danowski's goal on a Max Quinzani assist gave Duke a 1-0 lead just under four minutes into the contest. Brad Ross added an unassisted tally at the 8:24 mark of the opening period to push the lead to 2-0 before Bucknell's Austin Winter found the back of the net five minutes later.
The Blue Devils then outscored the Bison 4-0 in the second period as Quinzani netted a pair of goals and Danowski handed out three helpers. The run continued into the third quarter when Greer scored three goals and Steve Schoeffel two as Duke sandwiched three goals on either side of Bucknell's lone goal to claim a 12-2 advantage heading into the fourth period.
Winter paced Bucknell with one goal and one assist on the day.
The No. 10 North Carolina men's lacrosse team opened its 2008 campaign Saturday by holding Bellarmine scoreless for the last 48:26 of the game en route to a 15-2 victory at sun-drenched Fetzer Field. Five different Tar Heels scored two goals apiece and Carolina rallied with 14 successive goals in the last 39:43 of the match to record an easy win.
The 13-goal victory margin was the largest for Carolina since April 26, 2001 in head coach John Haus' first year at UNC. The Tar Heels defeated Pfeiffer 27-7 that day at Francis Henry Stadium. It is the largest victory margin for UNC over an NCAA Division I opponent since March 13, 1999 when the Tar Heels defeated Air Force 18-5 at the Denver Pioneer Classic in Denver, Colo.
Sophomore midfielder Sean Delaney led the Tar Heels with two goals and two assists for four points while junior attackman Michael B. Burns had a three-point day with two goals and an assist. Both junior attackman Bart Wagner and sophomore attackman Gavin Petracca had a goal and two assists, while freshman Billy Bitter added a goal and an assist. Sophomore attackman Kevin Federico, sophomore midfielder Cryder DiPietro and senior midfielder Rob Driscoll each scored two goals for Carolina.