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Men's Lacrosse: Duke vs. Notre Dame Monday May 31 3:30 PM; DUKE WINS 1ST NATIONAL TITLE IN OT 6-5!!!
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Duke University senior Max Quinzani delivered the game-winning goal with 12 seconds remaining as the Blue Devils upset top-ranked Virginia, 14-13, in front of 44,389 fans at the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Semifinals this evening at M&T Bank Stadium. The fifth-seeded Blue Devils advance to Monday's NCAA Championship game against Notre Dame on May 31 at 3:30 p.m.

"We ended up going in front of the goal, playing a little cat and mouse - [Justin Turri] and [Adam] Ghitelman. I came around, wasn't able to get a shot, but was able to get my hands free," senior Ned Crotty said. "Obviously, I like going to Max, so I was looking at the field, I saw him make a cut and kind of threw it behind the guy's head. And Max was there just in time and stuck it."

Quinzani finished with four goals while sophomore midfielder Justin Turri tied a career high with three scores on the night. Duke had difficulty establishing an offensive rhythm early, but went on a 7-0 scoring run late in the third quarter to garner its first win over ACC foe Virginia in the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils improve to 15-4 on the season and advance to the program's third NCAA Championship game and second under head coach John Danowski.

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The Blue Devils improve to 19-13 all-time in NCAA Tournament play, and move on to a matchup with No. 20 Notre Dame in Monday's NCAA Championship game. It will mark the program's third appearance in the championship game and gives the Blue Devils a chance to capture their first NCAA title in men's lacrosse.

Notes: Max Quinzani pushed his scoring streak to 65 games ... Quinzani has registered at least three goals in 15 games this season and in 37 times in his career ... With three goals, Quinzani climbed to third in the NCAA records book in career goals in NCAA Tournament games with 33 ... Quinzani also broke the Duke career record for NCAA Tournament games with at least one goal at 12, surpassing Matt Danowski's 11 ... Head Coach John Danowski will appear in his second NCAA Championship game, last appearing in 2007 against Johns Hopkins ... Danowski is 10-3 in NCAA Tournament action at Duke and 14-11 overall ... The Blue Devil seniors are 11-3 all-time in NCAA Tournament play.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/wire/chi-ap-lacrosse-mensncaach,0,6185031.story

Duke, Notre Dame: 2 similar teams seek 1st title

By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer

BALTIMORE-- It is a title game few could have envisioned at any point during this peculiar lacrosse season.

Duke lost three of its first five games and entered the NCAA tournament as a fifth seed. Notre Dame was 5-5 on April 11 and squeezed into the postseason as an unseeded squad coming off a 12-6 loss to Syracuse.

And now here they are, the Blue Devils and Fighting Irish, meeting Monday with each in search of its first national championship.

"They are, almost in a way, similar to us," Duke senior Ned Crotty said of the Irish. "We came out not the way we wanted to, kind of hit a lull in the season and started to hit our stride at the end.

"They came out strong, had their lull and now they're playing their best lacrosse. They're a great team and we're definitely excited to be able to play them and avenge that one loss."

The improbable championship game is a rematch of a February duel in which the Irish pinned an 11-7 defeat on Duke.

Much has happened to both teams since then -- especially lately.

Duke (15-4) opened the tournament with an 18-5 rout of Johns Hopkins, then ousted No. 4 seed North Carolina before upsetting top-seed Virginia 14-13 on Saturday in the semifinal round.

Notre Dame (10-6) advanced with wins over sixth-seed Princeton, No. 3 seed Maryland and seventh-seed Cornell. The string of upsets made the Irish the first unseeded team to play in the title game since Massachusetts in 2006.

"The (seeding) numbers that are put next to the teams are done by the people who pick them," Crotty said. "But it's definitely the 16 best teams in the country. And they're now one of the two best teams in the country. The fact that they were unseeded is not in any way a factor to us."

Lacrosse is a game that has long been ruled by East Coast teams, and this is Notre Dame's first appearance in the title game. Yet Irish coach Kevin Corrigan insisted that it's about time his program gets the recognition it deserves.

"I feel like we have been knocking on this door," he said. "I'm really hoping if we can win the championship, I can stop getting questions about lacrosse outside the traditional areas. The game has been growing. There have been a number of teams, ours included, that have played very well in the NCAA tournament."

Notre Dame's strength is in its defense and 6-foot-4, 254-pound goaltender Scott Rodgers, who had 16 saves Saturday against Cornell. The Irish have yielded exactly five goals in each tournament victory.

And remember, Notre Dame limited Duke's potent attack to only seven goals in Durham, N.C.

"When they beat us at our place, the score wasn't even close to what the game (was like)," Duke coach John Danowski said. "When you lose, it is a great opportunity to see what you are doing. That has been one of the great motivators for us."

That defeat was part of the Blue Devils' 2-3 start. Since then, they're 13-1.

"We just stressed getting better," said Justin Turri, who had three goals and an assist against Virginia. "We've really come together and stressed the team aspect. The last four weeks have really shown that. We're kind of peaking at the right time now."
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I'm conflicted on this one. Obviously, I'm sympathetic to Duke because of all the Dukies I've met here, but Mike McCusker has a lot of influence on me.

He and Joan Foster are the two best writers that us Blog Hooligans put forth. Right from the heart.
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http://www.fanhouse.com/2010/05/30/after-putting-away-uva-duke-hopes-to-put-away-2006/

After Putting Away UVa, Duke Hopes to Put Away 2006


5/30/2010 3:30 PM ET By David Steele

Duke LacrosseBALTIMORE -- One notorious lacrosse program, exit stage right. The other notorious lacrosse program, that's your cue.

It is Duke's misfortune that to reach the NCAA championship game for the third time in six years -- the final, against 10-6, unseeded Notre Dame, is Monday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium -- it had to go through Virginia, after that rival ACC program got entangled in events that brought Duke's own history bubbling back to the surface.

Since its 2006 season was canceled midway through after allegations of rape by a stripper at a team party came to light, Duke (15-4, seeded fifth) has made it to the Final Four four straight years -- starting in 2007, just over a month after charges were dropped against three players when the accuser's story was discredited. The Blue Devils lost in the national title game to Johns Hopkins, just as it had in 2005, the year before the scandal.

Each year since, the players and coaches said Sunday, more of the surrounding conversation has focused on lacrosse and less on the scandal. This year, the last seven remaining players from the 2006 team, now fifth-year seniors -- all of whom were allowed to redshirt that season after its cancellation -- will complete their careers with a chance to earn the school its long-awaited first national title.

Then came the murder of Yeardley Love and the arrest of George Huguely, during the interval between the ACC tournament and the draw for the NCAA tournament field. Despite the years separating this Duke team from the one in the headlines four years earlier, it couldn't avoid the reappearance of the words "lacrosse'' and "felony'' in the same sentence.

The Duke players weren't necessarily ready for that element entering the picture, but they got ready. They had a team meeting, to talk in general about what the Virginia tragedy meant to their lacrosse brotherhood and sisterhood and what lessons could be learned from it -- and specifically about how it would bring up memories and inquiries about 2006.


"People have asked what kind of advice can you offer them, can you draw any parallels to them,'' said junior attacker Zach Howell, who arrived after the intense spotlight of the 2007 season. "We can't; we don't know what they're going through. We can't put ourselves in their shoes. We can't even speculate.''

Duke coach John Danowski was handed the program after the aborted 2006 season, during which highly-respected coach Mike Pressler was fired amidst the controversy. Last week, after Duke clinched its Final Four berth, he was asked about the parallels between the scandal at his school and Virginia; he pointed out that there really was none, telling the national media, "On so many levels, we can't wrap our heads around this any better than anyone else can. We're not experts on crisis management.''

However, Danowski did acknowledge Saturday that the atmosphere this year is noticeably different from 2007. "The emotion of that first year was unimaginable, looking back, knowing at the time but not knowing, relative to now,'' he said. "This team is much freer, much more focused, on playing lacrosse than the first few groups were.

"It's just a different feel, a different focus. Plus, I've been around these guys for four years,'' he added. "I can't even tell you that I knew the group that first year.''
"It feels good now. There's no redemption, none of the storybook things that people want to talk about -- it's just about lacrosse."
-- Parker McKee
Duke Senior Defenseman
There are reasons for that which have nothing to do with 2006: the underclassmen in past years were overwhelmed by the moment, and playing in the NFL stadiums that now host the lacrosse Final Fours contributed to that. Even the fifth-year players this year -- which include all-America attackman Ned Crotty, who assisted on the winning goal in the semifinal over Virginia -- were only redshirt freshmen then with far less of a history in the program than their elders, and also less experience in big games.

By now, the players said, they are more accustomed to the crowds, the pressure and the circumstances of the average Final Four.

But there is also this, from senior defenseman Parker McKee: "It feels good now. There's no redemption, none of the storybook things that people want to talk about -- it's just about lacrosse. That's why we're here, and that's why everybody is else is here, the 50,000 people who come to watch. That's what it should be about, and I'm glad that it's what it's about, because that's the reason I came to Duke, to play lacrosse ... It's awesome to play lacrosse with a clear head.''

Furthermore, McKee said, in hindsight he understands that his former upperclassmen teammates from Final Fours past were struggling with the residue of the year of turmoil, and that it affected them on the big stage.

"You know what, I see it now,'' he said, "because then, it was normal.''

Even with the cloud of the events at Virginia perched over the sport and the Final Four, what is "normal'' for Duke now is not what it was before. The program prefers this version, now that it has another shot at a national championship.
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Watch the game today on ESPN at 3:30 p.m. EDT

It is a special game because it is the last game for 5th year seniors like Max Quinzani, Parker McKee, Sam Payton and Mike Catalino.
These were the guys who followed through on their commitment to come to Duke, even after the program was cancelled. Some others bailed out, but these were the ones that stayed the course and came as freshmen under new coach John Danowski.

If they win today, they will have completed an epic journey from a cancelled program and fired coach to the top of the heap-- an NCAA national championship. But even if they lose, these guys are still winners-- Blue Devils through and through who can be proud of what they accomplished, a spot in the national championship game.

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What a game!
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May 31 2010, 04:32 PM
What a game!
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1:20 to go
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14 sec. to go
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Going to OT











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OMG! DUKE
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DUKE WINS!
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Awesome!
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They did it.

Duke wins the National Championship.

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So, I take it that OT here was sudden death. Way to go, Duke!

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5 seconds on the faceoff in overtime. Amazing.
5 of the goals today scored by someone named "Zach".
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May 31 2010, 04:55 PM
So, I take it that OT here was sudden death. Way to go, Duke!

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Now, Bill, you're gonna have to keep up...
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They should get the cover of SI with an in depth article showing all that these boys have done that is outstanding. There should be a special section devoted to Dave, Collin and Reade and their triumphs over all the evil that was heaped on them. It probably won't happen--but it should.

Congratulations Duke!
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May 31 2010, 05:01 PM
They should get the cover of SI with an in depth article showing all that these boys have done that is outstanding. There should be a special section devoted to Dave, Collin and Reade and their triumphs over all the evil that was heaped on them. It probably won't happen--but it should.

Congratulations Duke!
Amen to that.
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Congratulations Duke!

2010 NCAA Champs
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This one is for you...Dave ,Reade, Collin and Coach P.

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Will O invite them to the White House?
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This one is for you...Dave ,Reade, Collin and Coach P.

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AMEN TO THAT!!!!
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http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/05/31/509676/duke-wins-lacrosse-championship.html

Duke wins lacrosse championship
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This one is for all the a$$holes who didn't believe in the guys.

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Not a bad week!

Collin graduates Loyola
Reade graduates Brown
Collin & Reade are named Scholar All-Americans
Duke wins the NCAA Lacrosse National Championship





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http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/college/lacrosse/bal-duke-wins-ncaa-lacrosse-title-0531,0,7364314.story

Costabile sends Duke to first NCAA title
Goal just five seconds into overtime caps 6-5 win

By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun

6:09 PM EDT, May 31, 2010

CJ Costabile scored just five seconds into overtime to lift No. 5 seed Duke to a 6-5 win over unseeded Notre Dame in a NCAA tournament final at M&T Bank Stadium on Monday.

The Blue Devils (16-4) captured the school's first national championship in the lowest-scoring title game in NCAA history. The 11 combined goals were one fewer than the 12 scored by North Carolina and Johns Hopkins in 1982.

Costabile, a sophomore long-stick midfielder, won the opening faceoff of overtime, sprinted into the offensive zone and fired a shot from about 10 yards over Fighting Irish goalkeeper Scott Rodgers' right shoulder to set off a wild celebration just outside the Notre Dame cage. It was the quickest goal to start an overtime period in NCAA history.

Junior attackman Zach Howell paced Duke with two goals and one assist, and senior midfielder Steve Schoffel scored twice. But attackmen Ned Crotty and Max Quinzani -- who had combined for 91 goals and 75 assists entering the game -- combined for just two assists.

Notre Dame (11-6) was led by junior midfielder Zach Brenneman's three goals and junior midfielder David Earl's one goal and two assists. Rodgers, a fifth-year senior, recorded 15 saves.

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Thanks abb for keeping those who couldn't get the game up to date on the action.

YEAH..................DUKE!!
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Monday, May 31, 2010
Duke wins first men's lacrosse title
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BALTIMORE -- Duke won its first NCAA men's lacrosse championship in dramatic fashion, defeating Notre Dame 6-5 Monday on a goal by C.J. Costabile with five seconds gone in sudden-death overtime.

Costabile won the faceoff from Trever Sipperly and sprinted downfield before beating standout goaltender Scott Rodgers with a shot from directly in front of the net.

The Blue Devils immediately rushed onto the field and created a massive pile of players, sticks and helmets while celebrating the fastest goal to start an overtime in NCAA championship history.

Duke (16-4) twice before advanced to the title game -- and lost by one goal both times. This time, however, they walked away with the championship trophy by defeating the unseeded Irish (10-7).

It was the lowest-scoring title game in history, yet what it lacked in offense it made up for in drama. There were five ties, and neither team led by more than one goal.

The previous lowest-scoring game was in 1982, when North Carolina beat Johns Hopkins 7-5.

Zach Brenneman scored three goals and Rodgers finished with 15 saves for the Irish, but he couldn't stop the last shot that came his way. That ended a brilliant postseason run by Notre Dame, which defeated three seeded teams to advance to the title game for the first time.

The game was played cautiously by both sides, with defense and possession the priority. The teams set a championship-game record for fewest combined goals through three quarters (eight) and tied the mark for fewest at halftime (five).

Notre Dame went up 5-4 with 11:56 by converting a rare fastbreak. David Earl picked up a loose ball and ran 30 yards before passing across the field to Sean Rogers, who pumped a shot past goaltender Dan Wigrizer.

Justin Turri scored for the Blue Devils with 8:44 left to tie the game for the last time.

Duke led 3-2 at halftime after scoring the lone goal of the second quarter.

The Blue Devils took 13 shots, including nine on goal, but Rodgers had six saves and Duke committed five turnovers.

It took only 49 seconds for Notre Dame to go up 1-0 on a goal by Brenneman. Then, after Duke used goals by Zach Howell and Steve Schoeffel to take the lead, Brenneman scored again with 50 seconds left during a first quarter in which both teams worked the ball for several minutes at a time.

That only served as a precursor for a dreary second quarter in which the only goal came on a shot by Schoeffel with 1:24 left.

Early in the third quarter, Earl provided hope for a more offense-oriented game. With a Duke defender on his back, he scored with a low shot while being knocked from his feat. The goal ended Notre Dame's 17-minute scoring drought.

Howell put the Blue Devils back in front, and Brenneman's third goal tied it at 4 with 1:12 left in the quarter.
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http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/duke-beats-notre-dame-to-win-1st-lacrosse-title-1.1968626

Duke beats Notre Dame to win 1st lacrosse title

May 31, 2010 By BOB HERZOG [email protected]

BALTIMORE – After a clean faceoff win to begin overtime, defenseman C.J. Costabile raced in untouched and scored high on goalie Scott Rodgers to give Duke a dramatic 6-5 victory over Notre Dame Monday in the lowest-scoring NCAA men’s lacrosse championship game in history.

Costabile’s goal five seconds into the extra period brought the Blue Devils (15-4) their first national championship in...
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baldo, this thread should be pinned....jmoo.
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I have started breathing again. My heart was pounding so hard that I had to take extra blood pressure medicine. When John Danowski hugged Matt I had tears streaming down my face.

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and his name is C.J. Costabile.

Congratulations to the whole team, but especially to the 17 seniors. Way to go!
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I'll call NDLAX84 later. I'm sure he has mixed emotions right now.

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Duke beats Notre Dame to win 1st lacrosse title
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BALTIMORE — Duke won its first NCAA men's lacrosse championship in dramatic fashion, defeating Notre Dame 6-5 Monday on a goal by C.J. Costabile with five seconds gone in sudden-death overtime.

Costabile won the faceoff from Trever Sipperly and sprinted downfield before beating standout goaltender Scott Rodgers with a shot from directly in front of the net.

The Blue Devils immediately rushed onto the field and created a massive pile of players, sticks and helmets while celebrating the fastest goal to start an overtime in NCAA championship history.

Duke (16-4) twice before advanced to the title game - and lost by one goal both times. This time, however, they walked away with the championship trophy by defeating the unseeded Irish (10-7).

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