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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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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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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Second Half Comeback Lifts Duke Past Denver in Season Opener

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The 2021 season for the Duke Blue Devils started in the most assuming way possible: a Michael Sowers feed to Brennan O’Neill for their first goal of the season. It would be just one of three such plays during Duke’s season-opening win over the Denver Pioneers.

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Way-Too-Early 2021 Title Contenders

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The college lacrosse season is just a few months away, and while it will be a bit longer than usual before everyone gets underway and the season as a whole may look different, at least in the beginning, due to the impact the Coronavirus has had on sports, teams will still be fighting to be the last one standing on Memorial Day Weekend. And after the way last season ended, it will be extra bittersweet for whoever is crowned champions on that special day in May.

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NCAA Stock Watch: Which Teams Improved Their Stock Over The Offseason

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Since the 2020 season was abruptly ended in mid-March due to the Coronavirus outbreak, you could argue that it has been somewhat of a “free agent” frenzy across the college lacrosse landscape. Seniors were announcing their returns to their previous program for a fifth-year or entering their name into the NCAA Transfer Portal in hopes of finding a new home for the 2021 season.

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Duke is Built to Win a Championship

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Since John Danowski’s arrival in Durham ahead of the 2007 season, the Blue Devils have done nothing but win. They have made 13 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, which include five semifinal appearances, five championship appearances, and three national titles.

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