(Photo Courtesy of Duke Athletics)
Sean Lulley had a career-high five goals, and added two assists, for a seven-point outing to lead help lead the Duke Blue Devils past the Delaware Blue Hens in a Tuesday afternoon top-20 matchup.
All five of Lulley’s goals came in the second half, where he really settled in and found his rhythm. Lulley started the game as a part of that second midfield line, but was moved to that X attackman spot in the second quarter after Joe Robertson hobbled off the field following what appeared to be a non-contact lower-body injury.
Two of Lulley’s goals came during the Blue Devils’ three-goal run that opened the fourth quarter and helped Duke start to pull away after Delaware two straight goals, including a pole goal from Owen Grant, to end the third and cut the Duke lead to two once again.
Duke got up 7-3 at the end of first and extended the lead to 9-4 early in the second quarter. However, the Blue Hens ended the half with a a three-goal run to end the half that featured two man-up goals to cut the Blue Devils lead to two (9-7).
Dyson Williams had a first-half hat trick to help push Duke out to that early lead. He ended with four on the day and added an assist. Andrew McAdorey was also part of that initial offensive success for the Blue Devils, having two goals and two assists through first two periods of play. The freshman ended with six points (4G/2A).
The Blue Hens matched Duke 5-5 in the third quarter, despite being outshot 13-9 and going 3-for-11 at the faceoff dot during the period. It was the Blue Devils’ five turnovers and trouble in the clearing game (4-6) in the third where Delaware was able to capitalize and keep things close.
Duke outscored the Blue Hens 5-2 in the fourth to put things to rest and secure the win.
Jake Naso dominated the faceoff dot for the Duke, going 27-for-35 (77%). Mike Adler made 10 saves on the day, but was pulled midway through the third after JP Ward’s fourth goal of the day for the Blue Hens. Andrew Boafade played the rest of the game and made three saves.
In addition to Ward’s four goals, the Blue Hens saw Tyer Kurtz have five points (4G/1A) and Mark Bieda tally two goals and two assists. Matt Kilkeary made 11 saves in cage for Delaware and Owen Grant caused two turnovers, scooped up three ground balls, and had two points (1G/1A).
Lafayette Holds off Drexel
The Lafayette Leopards found themselves up 9-5 over the Drexel Dragons at the intermission after a second quarter in which they put up four goals and held the Dragons to just one goal. While they never trailed in the contest, they had to hold onto their lead through a fierce Drexel comeback effort.
Drexel went 3-0 in the third quarter of play to cut the Leopards lead to 9-8 heading into the fourth quarter. A Ryan Genord goal would then tie things at 9 with 13:16 in the fourth. That would be the closest the Dragons would come to getting ahead as the Leopards ended the game on a 4-2 run to secure the victory.
Peter Lehman had four points off 3 goals and one assist to lead the Leopards offense. Aidan Kelly went 13-for-18 (72%) at the faceoff dot while Gabe Cummins made nine saves in cage.
Ross Blumenthal made four saves in the first half for Drexel. Drew McGill played the second half and made six saves. Ryan Genord had five points off three goals and two assists to lead the Dragons’ offense.
Strong Second Half Pushes Michigan Past Canisius
After leading just 11-8 at the half, the Michigan Wolverines outscored the Canisius Golden Griffins 12-2 in the final two quarters of play to secure the 23-10 victory.
Josh Zawada had a record seven goals on the day and also added a three assists for 10 points. Zawada has now joined the century club with a total of 108 career points. Additionally, Michael Boehm had four goals and four assists for eight points while Ryan Cohen and Aidan Mulholland each had hat tricks.
Nick Rowlett went 12-for-23 (52%) at the dot and Shane Carr made 13 saves in cage.
Colin Kelly had four goals for Canisius.
- Chris Brown had seven points off four goals and three assist to help lead Princeton past Binghamton 22-7.
- St. Bonaventure edged Bellarmine 13-12 for their first win of the season. Brett Dobson had 19 saves for the Bonnies.