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Women’s Lacrosse Record: 9-2 (2-1 ACC)
l The Blue Devils fell Saturday on the road to No. 2 Northwestern, 12-10, at Lakeside Field. l Junior goaltender Mollie Mackler recorded a career-high 20 saves, including 15 in the first half, as the Blue Devils took a two-goal lead into the half. l Redshirt junior Emma Hamm led the Blue Devil offense with three goals and an assist. l Junior Amanda Jones also netted a hat trick, her second of the season. l Senior Christie Kaestner dished out a game-high three assists to go along with a first- half goal and sophomore Makenzie Hommel added two free position goals as well. l Duke hits the road again next weekend, traveling to Boston College Saturday, April 9 for a 1 p.m. tilt. The Blue Devils will also head to Brown Sunday, April 10 with opening draw scheduled for 1 p.m.
Track & Field
l The Duke throwers fared well at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic, setting top 10 national marks. l Junior Michael Barbas finished as the top competitor in the shot put with a throw of 58’7.25”. His toss ranks him seventh in the nation and was a two-foot improvement on his personal record. l For the women’s throwers, redshirt freshman Michelle Anumba finished first in the women’s shot. A 53’10.25” throw won the event by over two feet, setting a new school record and ranking her ninth in the nation. l Freshman Erica Brand was the top collegian in the discus with her throw of 149’1.” l On the track, Ryan McDermott led the Blue Devils in the 1,500m, finishing in second place with a time of 3:47.77. l Several of Duke’s mid-distance women ran at William & Mary’s Colonial Relays with Esther Vermeer opening up her outdoor season with a time of 4:26.63 in the 1,500. l Duke will compete at the annual Duke Invitational Friday, April 8-9 at Wallace Wade Stadium. The meet will feature hundreds of athletes from over 50 different schools.
Blue Devil Blitz
Men’s Tennis Men’s Record: 14-7 (5-1 ACC)
l The Blue Devils split a pair of matches last weekend, falling to Virginia but defeating Virginia Tech. l On Friday, Duke saw its four-match winning streak come to an end with the first ACC loss of the season, 6-1, to No. 1 Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. l Sophomore Henrique Cunha defeated No. 5 Michael Shabaz for the lone singles point for Duke, claiming his eighth consecutive singles victory to improve to 27-5 overall and 5-0 in the ACC. l On Sunday, the Blue Devils cruised to a 6-1 road victory over Virginia Tech. l Duke swept the three doubles matches, with the duo of freshman Cale Hammond and junior Torsten Wietoska claiming an 8-7 win. Hammond improved to 5-0 in doubles during dual match play, including a 2-0 mark with Wietoska. l Senior Reid Carleton earned his 27th singles win of the year with a 6-2, 6-4 victory. l Duke will be on the road again next weekend with a match at Georgia Tech on Friday at 3 p.m., and then a 1 p.m. contest at Clemson on Sunday. They are in the midst of a five-match streak on the road.
Women’s Tennis Women’s Record: 17-2 (6-0 ACC)
l The Blue Devils picked up two wins over the weekend, defeating Virginia Tech and Virginia. l On Saturday, the Blue Devils swept Virginia Tech 7-0 in the Sheffield Indoor Tennis Center. l Senior Reka Zsilinszka picked up her 34th career ACC singles win to move into first all- time in Duke history as she took down Holly Johnson on court three 6-2, 6-4. l Senior Ellah Nze and freshman Rachel Kahan battled back from a 6-1 deficit on court one to clinch the doubles point in a tiebreaker over Yasmin Hamza and Johnson, 9-8 (7-5). l On Sunday, Duke took down No. 17 Virginia, 5-2, at the Ambler Tennis Stadium. l In the final doubles match, the duo of senior Nadine Fahoum and freshman Hanna Mar went on to claim a doubles win on court one over Lindsey Hardenbergh and Erin Vierra in hard fought 8-6 victory. l Senior Elizabeth Plotkin was first off the courts for Duke with a straight set singles win over Hana Tomljanovic 6-2, 6-4. l Duke will take on tobacco road rival No. 3 North Carolina on Wednesday, April 6 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
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