The lacrosse championship mirrored the history of Duke and Syracuse lacrosse. Just four years ago Syracuse had won 11 titles and Duke had only appeared in one, and Monday Syracuse outclassed Duke early for a 5-0 lead. However, Duke scored 16 of the last 21 goals to beat Syracuse and win their second title since Syracuse last won (see table below for all title games since 1983).
The ACC appears primed to dominate the sport. Syracuse will join Virginia and Duke in the ACC next year, and the three schools have combined to win nine of the last 12 titles.
Duke rallied by simply not letting Syracuse have the ball anymore. Brendan Fowler controlled the game by winning 13 straight faceoffs.
A Duke trio matched the entire Syracuse team as Jordan Wolf scored four goals while Josh Dionne and Josh Offit added three apiece.
It was Duke’s third straight win over the once nearly invincable Syracuse squad. For the AP story, click here.
|Year||Syracuse in Finals||Champion||Runner-up|
|2012||Not in it||Loyola||Maryland|
|2011||Not in it||Virginia||Maryland|
|2010||Not in it||DUKE||Notre Dame|
|2007||Not in it||Johns Hopkins||DUKE|
|2006||Not in it||Virginia||Massachusetts|
|2005||Not in it||Johns Hopkins||DUKE|
|2003||Not in it||Virginia||Johns Hopkins|
|1998||Not in it||Princeton||Maryland|
|1997||Not in it||Princeton||Maryland|
|1996||Not in it||Princeton||Virginia|
|1994||Not in it||Princeton||Virginia|
|1991||Not in it||North Carolina||Towson|
|1987||Not in it||Johns Hopkins||Cornell|
|1986||Not in it||North Carolina||Virginia|