Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Friday, February 20
Feb. 20, 2009
Duke University senior Brad Ross tallied a goal with 2:51 left in the fourth quarter to lift the fifth-ranked Blue Devils to a 9-8 victory over No. 15 Colgate. Ross finished the day with two scores, registering the first and last goals of the contest.
The win is the second for the Blue Devils over a top-20 opponent this season. Senior Ned Crotty paced Duke for the second straight week with four points from two goals and two assists. Five other players scored a point in the game.
Colgate senior Brandon Corp led all players with five points off of four goals and one assist. Classmate Kevin Colleluori added three scores and a helper to the cause.
Duke jumped out to a 7-1 lead midway through the second quarter before Corp scored twice to make it 7-3 at halftime and set up a thrilling second half. The Blue Devils defense held the Raiders to just eight shots in the opening 30 minutes, including just one in the first quarter.
Junior midfielder Sean Delaney scored back-to-back goals 50 seconds apart with less than six minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and senior Grant Zimmerman saved Patrick Moran's shot with less than one second to play as the No. 5-ranked North Carolina men's lacrosse team edged No. 9-ranked Navy 9-8 Friday night at Fetzer Field. The back-and-forth game before a crowd of 1,442 fans on a 33-degree night witnessed the seventh one-goal decision between the two squads since 2000.
Carolina improved to 3-0 in Head Coach Joe Breschi's first season while Navy fell to 2-1 in a coaching matchup of Tar Heel alumni between Breschi, Class of '90, and Navy's Richie Meade, Class of '76. The game was as scintillating and as tightly contested as last year's 8-7 win by the Naval Academy over the Heels on the same field in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament when the Midshipmen upset the fourth-seeded UNC side. Friday night's victory was only the second in the last eight games in the series between the two teams. Each team has now won 12 contests in the 24-game series.