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Women’s Basketball Record: 29-3 (12-2 ACC)
l The Blue Devils earned a No. 2 seed in the Philadelphia Region and will play 15th-seeded University of Tennessee at Martin (22-10) in the first round on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.
Men’s Lacrosse Record: 4-2 (1-0 ACC)
l The Blue Devils added two more wins, defeating 10th-ranked Loyola and Mercer. l On Friday, the Blue Devils held Loyola without a goal in the first 30 minutes of the game as they cruised to a 14-9 victory over the No. 10 Greyhounds. l The Blue Devils’ defense held Loyola to just 13 shots in the first half and sophomore goaltender Dan Wigrizer made seven saves to keep the Greyhounds scoreless after 30 minutes. l The Blue Devils put 12-of-17 shots on frame in the first half and dominated the ground ball game 20-11. Defensively, Duke forced 12 Loyola (3-1) turnovers during the first two quarters. l On Sunday, Jesse Fehr netted a career- high five goals to lead the Blue Devils to an 18-5 victory over Mercer. l Freshman Josh Dionne added a hat trick, while senior Tom Rynn had two scores. l The Blue Devils resume ACC competition this coming week. Duke will travel to conference rival North Carolina on March 17. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m., on ESPNU.
Women’s Lacrosse Record: 6-1 (0-1 ACC)
l The Blue Devils picked up two wins over ranked opponents, knocking off 13th-ranked Vanderbilt and ninth-ranked Georgetown. l Last Wednesday, the Blue Devils utilized an 8-1 run midway through the second half to capture a 14-12 win over Vanderbilt from Koskinen Stadium. l Redshirt junior Emma Hamm was key to the Blue Devils’ offense with all four of her goals coming during Duke’s 8-1 run.
Blue Devil Blitz
l Junior goalie Mollie Mackler registered her second straight game with 10 saves. l Sophomore Makenzie Hommel also notched three scores, while senior Christie Kaestner added a goal and two assists. l On Saturday, Duke used a 7-0 run in the first half en route to a 13-4 victory over No. 9 Georgetown. l Junior Kat Thomas paced the offense with four goals on four shots. l Kaestner recorded four points on a goal and three assists, while classmate Virginia Crotty dished out two assists and also netted a goal. l After three straight out-of-conference games, the Blue Devils will return to ACC play Wednesday, March 16 as Duke takes on Virginia Tech from Koskinen Stadium. Opening draw is slated for 6 p.m.
Wrestling Record: 2-6-1 (0-5 ACC)
l Sophomore Diego Bencomo was selected to take on No. 11 seed Kirk Smith of Boise State in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship. The first session of wrestling commences on Thursday, March 17 at 11 a.m., at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. The tournament is currently sold out of tickets. The tournament runs from March 17-19
Track & Field
l Senior Kate Van Buskirk finished her indoor season with a second place finish in the mile at the 2011 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. l Van Buskirk charged down the final stretch to come only seven tenths away from walking out a national champion. Her time of 4:33.71 was a personal best and broke the school record of 2007 Indoor Champion and Olympian Shannon Rowbury. l Duke sent nine athletes to this year’s competition: Amy Fryt in the pole vault, Tanner Anderson in the high jump, Curtis Beach in the heptathlon and Rebecca Craigie, Devotia Moore, Cydney Ross and Van Buskirk in the women’s distance medley relay, with Esther Vermeer and Juliet Bottorff as alternates.
Men’s Basketball Record: 30-4 (13-3 ACC)
l The Blue Devils picked up their third consecutive ACC Championship over the weekend, defeating Maryland in the quarterfinals, Virginia Tech in the semifinals and North Carolina in the finals. l On Friday, senior Kyle Singler scored 29 points, and after senior Nolan Smith went down with a toe injury, No. 5 Duke pulled away to beat Maryland 87-71. Mason Plumlee added 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win. l On Saturday, Smith scored 27 points a day after jamming his toe, and the Blue Devils earned a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship game by beating the Virginia Tech Hokies, 77-63. l Singler added 13 points and 11 rebounds and sophomore Seth Curry had 10 points. l On Sunday, Smith scored 20 points in the championship game to lead the Blue Devils to a 75-58 win over North Carolina to claim the school’s 19th ACC Tournament Title. l Sophomore Ryan Kelly, Mason Plumlee and junior Miles Plumlee combined for 24 points on 11-for-16 shooting.
Men’s Tennis Men’s Record: 9-6 (0-0 ACC)
l The Blue Devils dropped matches on the road to both Pepperdine and California. l On Friday, Duke fell 4-3 to Pepperdine in Malibu, Calif. The duo of Reid Carleton and Henrique Cunha took down No. 30 Finn Tearney and Hugh Clarke, 8-6, to improve to 23-3 overall and 11-1 in dual matches. l Senior Jared Pinsky earned a straight set 6-4, 6-4 victory over Mousheg Hovhannisyan. l On Saturday, Duke wrapped up its road trip to the west coast with a 4-3 loss to No. 14 California at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center in Malibu, Calif. l Carleton, the No. 7 player in the nation, won his match by retirement at the No. 2 spot as No. 68 Carlos Cueto could not continue in the second set. Carleton improves to 23-6 in singles with 15 ranked wins. l Duke will start ACC play on Friday with the first of four consecutive home matches. The Blue Devils’ conference opener will take place at 3 p.m. in Ambler Tennis Stadium against Wake Forest.
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