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Record: 30-24 (8-21 ACC)
l The Blue Devils dropped a 6-4 contest at Wofford on Wednesday before falling in two of three games at Virginia Tech over the weekend. l Against Wofford, freshmanMarcus Stroman led the offense with two runs and two hits.Ryan
McCurdy, Ryan Munger and Joe Pedevillano
all tallied RBIs in the early going, but the Terriers held Duke scoreless over the last five innings. l Virginia Tech bested the Blue Devils, 11-3, in the first game of the series on Friday. Jake Lemmerman knocked a three-run homer in the top of the eighth for Duke’s only runs of the day. l After the Hokies’ 18-8 win on Saturday, the Blue Devils rebounded Sunday with an 11-7 victory. Starter Dennis O’Grady tossed 5.1 no-hit innings and limited Virginia Tech to three hits over seven innings of work. He helped his own cause by adding two RBI, one run and a stolen base. l Lemmerman went 3-for-3 with two RBI, while Will-Piwnica Worms also tallied three hits.
Record: 13-4 (1-2 ACC)
l Fifth-seeded Duke went on a 12-0 run en route to an 18-5 victory over Johns Hopkins Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. l Senior Ned Crotty headlined Duke’s attack trio, totaling eight points on two goals and six assists. Crotty broke the previous Duke record of 56 single-season assists, as he now has 57 helpers on the year. l Senior Max Quinzani recorded four goals and an assist, while junior Zach Howell added two goals and one assist. Quinzani’s scoring performance pushed his career total to 192, which ranks second all-time at Duke and is tied for third in NCAA Division I lacrosse history. l The Blue Devils outshot Johns Hopkins, 40-15, and picked up 37 ground balls to the Blue Jays’ 17. Sam Payton went 14-for-19 at the faceoff X while defenseman Parker McKee collected five ground balls.
l The third-seeded Blue Devils opened the 2010 NCAA Championship tied for third place on Tuesday at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C. l As a team, Duke fired an even-par 288 in Tuesday’s first round to tie for third with Arizona State and UCLA. Southern California has the lead after shooting a six-under 282, while Purdue sits in second place. l Junior Kim Donovan notched the best NCAA Championship round of her career, shooting a four-under 68 to tie for fourth in the individual standings. l Freshman Courtney Ellenbogen fired a two- over 74 to tie for 49th overall after one round of play. Ellenbogen posted three birdies in the round.
Record: 14-5 (2-3 ACC)
l The Blue Devils overcame a two-goal deficit with under eight minutes to play to take a 16-15 victory over Vanderbilt Sunday at Koskinen Stadium in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. l Duke scored three unanswered goals in the final eight minutes, including a score from Sarah Bullard that tied the game at 15 with three minutes left in regulation. Goalkeeper Kaitlin Gaiss made a key save on the other end, and senior Lindsay Gilbride netted the gamewinner for Duke with a second left on the clock for the win l Gilbride paced the Blue Devils’ attack with a season-high five goals and one assist. Bullard registered three goals and one assist, while Kat Thomas also recorded a hat trick.Christie Kaestner added two goals and three assists as Duke outshot the Commodores, 34-26.
Blue Devil Blitz
Track & Field
l Duke wrapped up its regular season Saturday at the NC A&T Invitational, held at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, N.C. l Amy Fryt won her fourth individual title of the season, taking first in the women’s pole vault. The 2010 ACC Champion, Fryt cleared a jump of 12-2.5 for the win. l In the men’s discus, Austin Gamble registered his second individual title of the season with a throw of 172-10. l Michael Barbas notched a personal-best throw of 55-11.75 in the shot put to finish second.
l Shannon Sullivan and Amy Matulewicz
finished third and sixth, respectively, in the javelin.
Record: 21-7 (7-4 ACC)
l The 10th-seeded Blue Devils advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season with a 4-1 win over Virginia on Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. The team also notched a victory in Friday’s first round, sweeping Long Island, 4-0. l Duke dropped just one game in the four decided matches against Long Island. The squad jumped out to a 1-0 lead after cruising to a pair of 8-0 wins in doubles action.
l Amanda Granson and Elizabeth Plotkin
both posted 6-0, 6-0 victories at No. 2 and 4 singles, respectively. Monica Gorny clinched the match with her win on court five. l The Blue Devils continued their strong doubles play against Virginia, capturing the point for the 21st time this season. The 73rd ranked duo of Plotkin and Reka Zsilinszka garnered their 21st win of the season, while No. 32 Granson and Ellah Nze recorded an 8-3 victory on court one. l In singles, Mary Clayton cruised to a 6-2, 6-0 victory at the No. 6 position for her 20th win of the year. Virginia claimed a point on court two, but 47th ranked Nze answered with a victory at the No. 1 spot. Granson clinched the match with her team-best 31st win of the year.
Record: 20-8 (9-2 ACC)
l The men’s tennis team advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006 after defeating North Carolina, 4-1, on Saturday. The No. 16 Blue Devils also cruised past VCU, 4-0, in the tournament’s first round on Friday at Ambler Stadium. l The No. 1 ranked pair ofReid Carleton and Henrique Cunha picked up their school-record 38th win of the year against VCU.Alain Michel and Torsten Wietoska tallied an 8-5 win on court three to give Duke the point. l Cunha and Carleton notched quick victories in singles play, and Wietoska clinched the match with a win from the No. 4 position. l The Blue Devils also captured the crucial doubles point in a thrilling victory over North Carolina. Carleton and Cunha defeated No. 19 Clay Donato and Stefan Hardy, 8-4, on court one to improve to 39-5 overall and 13-5 against ranked opponents. l Sophomore Luke Marchese made it 2-0 in Duke’s favor with his 6-3, 6-2 victory at No. 6 singles. The Tar Heels gained a point with a win on court three, but Wietoska answered with a 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (3) victory at the No. 4 spot. Cunha closed out the match by defeating Donato on court one, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 6-4.
l Duke competed at the 2010 Central/South Region Aramark Sprints in Oak Ridge, Tenn., with the team’s varsity eight winning the C Final. l The varsity eight crew of Justine Hong,
Emily Theys, Rory Erickson-Kulas, Alex Japhet, Laura Sciarrino, Kathy Smithwick, Caroline Fox, Kathryn Lowry and Stephanie
Rosser took first with a time of 6:39.50. The Blue Devils finished ahead of South Carolina’s squad by less than one second for the win. l Duke’s second varsity eight finished third in its C Final, posting a time of 6:59.23 to finish behind only Indiana and Louisville.
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