Robertson Comes Up Clutch (Again), Pushes Duke Past Virginia in Overtime

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The Duke Blue Devils had, perhaps, their best performance of the season on Thursday night as they defeated the Virginia Cavaliers 13-12 in overtime.

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Saturday Recap: Notre Dame Downs Duke, Virginia Tops North Carolina

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Do we have a new NO. 1? Most likely.

A week after taking down Syracuse in the Dome, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish welcomed the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils into South Bend and handed the visitors from Durham their first loss of the season, 13-8.

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Joe Robertson Calls Game, Pushes Duke Past Rival North Carolina in Overtime Thriller

Another Thursday night. Another ACC thriller.

In a No. 1 vs No. 2 battle between rivals Duke and North Carolina, the lacrosse world witnessed one of the best runnings of the Tobacco Road Rivalry of all-time and potentially a top-five game of the 2021 college lacrosse season.

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Saturday Recap: Virginia Tops Notre Dame in ACC Thriller, Towson Upsets Loyola

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Notre Dame welcomed the Virginia Cavaliers to South Bend on Saturday afternoon to open their ACC slate, and the Cavaliers earned a hard-fought 12-11 victory in a contest that certainly lived up to the hype.

For the second week in a row, Cavaliers’ fifth-year midfielder Dox Aitken put on a show and looked like his old self after not being as productive early in the season as he had been in years past. The midfielder ended the contest with four points (2G/2A), which included the first and last goal of the contest. Additionally, Payton Cormier put up five goals.

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Duke Holds Off Syracuse in ACC Opener

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Down one goal and up two men with less than 10 seconds left in regulation, Brendan Curry missed wide on a shot that could have forced overtime. The Orange were able to backup the ball and regain possession with 4.4 seconds left on the clock, and call a timeout. Coming out of the timeout, Owen Hiltz found Stephen Rehfuss on the crease for one last shot in the dying seconds of the game, but Mike Adler was there to make what can only be described as the save of the year for the Blue Devils thus far, and secure the 15-14 victory.

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Saturday Recap: Rutgers and Michigan Earn Bounce-Back Wins, Virginia Holds off Robert Morris

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A week after getting blown out against Maryland in the second half, the Rutgers Scarlet Knight bounced back and defeated the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays 15-9 on the road.

The Blue Jays’ offense, which saw Garrett Degnon and Connor DeSimone combine for five goals and eight points, should continual improvement in the first half. After seeing things tied at 2 to end the first, Johns Hopkins outpaced Rutgers 5-3 in the second quarter to pull ahead 7-5 heading into the half.

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What to Watch: NCAA Week Seven

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Welcome to week seven of the college lacrosse season, Y’all!

Technically, week seven got underway with the biggest game in the Big East of the season between Denver and Georgetown going down on Tuesday. On Wednesday we saw Notre Dame took down Marquette and Fairfield beat crosstown rival Sacred Heart.

Here’s a look at some storylines coming into the weekend:

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