Men's Lacrosse ACCtion: Saturday, March 15
March 16, 2008
DURHAM, N.C. - Max Quinzani scored a career-high six goals while Zack Greer's five-tally performance pushed him to the top of Duke's all-time goals scored chart as the top-ranked Blue Devils defeated third-ranked North Carolina, 19-9, on Saturday afternoon in front of 4,008 fans at Koskinen Stadium.
The Blue Devils improve to 7-0 overall and 2-0 in the ACC while the Tar Heels fall to 5-1 overall and 0-1 in league play. Duke has now won seven consecutive and 11 of the past 14 meetings over the Tar Heels.
Duke's win gives the Blue Devils victories in 22 of their last 24 home games. Since the beginning of the 2005 season, Duke has 26 wins against eight defeats over nationally-ranked opponents along with a 14-2 record against ACC foes -- 4-2 vs. Maryland, 7-0 vs. North Carolina and 3-0 vs. Virginia.
Greer's five goals give him a school-record 161 in his career. He entered today's tilt ranked in a tie for the top spot on the Duke annuals with Dave Hagler and Peter Rubin.
Just over one minute into the contest, Ned Crotty gave Duke a 1-0 lead with an unassisted goal. Two minutes later, Greer fed Quinzani for a score to push the advantage to 2-0. North Carolina got on the scoreboard when Bart Wagner found the back of the net with 7:13 on the clock before Matt Danowski ended the first period scoring with a goal from Steve Schoeffel with 5:32 remaining to give Duke a 3-1 lead.
TOWSON, Md. -- For the second Saturday in a row, Virginia used a big run early in the second half to break open a tight contest and defeat Towson 18-13 before a crowd of 1851 fans at Johnny Unitas Stadium and extend the nation's longest winning streak to eight games.
Ben Rubeor scored three goals to lead a balanced offensive effort for the second-ranked Cavaliers. Thirteen different Cavaliers scored as Virginia improved to 8-0 on the season.
Towson lost for the eighth consecutive time to Virginia as the Tigers fall to 1-3 overall.
Virginia scored twice in the opening three-and-a-half minutes, but the Tigers answered with goals 37 seconds apart to forge the first of three first-half ties.
Garett Ince, who won 14 of 26 faceoffs, scored quickly after the faceoff following Towson's second goal as Virginia scored three of the game's next four goals to build a 5-3 lead midway through the first quarter. Rubeor and Garrett Billings tallied 12 seconds apart to give UVa its second two-goal lead of the quarter.