Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, March 14
March 14, 2009
Career Day For Turri Leads No. 10 Blue Devils Past No. 8 Tar Heels
The Blue Devils improve to 6-2 overall and 1-1 in ACC play while the Tar Heels fall to 7-2 overall and 0-1 in the league. Duke has now won nine in a row over the Tar Heels. Since the 1995 ACC Tournament when the Blue Devils defeated North Carolina by a 14-6 count in the championship game, Duke has won 17-of-22 contests against its chief rival.
Virginia Opens Up Early Lead, Defeats Towson 11-2
Virginia’s record improves to 9-0 this season; this is the third time in the last four years the Cavaliers have started 6-0 or better. Towson suffered its third loss in a row to fall to 1-4 this spring.
Towson played at a very deliberate pace on offense and took a season-low 19 shots, while failing to score in six-on-six situations; both Tiger goals came on extra man. Towson also committed 32 turnovers, nearly double its most coming into the game. Virginia’s defense did not allow a goal for the final 43 minutes and 22 seconds of the game.
No. 5 Maryland Men's Lacrosse Drops Close One to No. 10 UMBC
A slow first quarter saw the Retrievers take an early 1-0 lead, but Maryland tied the game with 6:02 remaining in the first on Young's first goal of the game. Young isolated his defender behind the cage and roll-dodged multiple times, finally freeing himself for a quick shot from the left side.
UMBC scored the game's next four goals, with Alex Hopmann scoring twice and adding an assist during the run, to take a 4-1 lead heading into halftime.