Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/25/12
The Duke men’s lacrosse team broke a 2-2 tie with five straight goals over an eight-minute span bridging the first and second quarters, and that proved to be the difference as the Blue Devils defeated Penn, 12-8, Friday night at Koskinen Stadium. The game was the season opener for the Quakers, who entered the game ranked 17th nationally; No. 10 Duke is now 2-1 on the young season.
Sophomore Jordan Wolf (Lower Merion) scored three goals and scooped four groundballs for the Blue Devils while freshman long pole Brian Dailey (Conestoga) added three groundballs and junior defenseman Billy Conners (Malvern Prep) had two groundballs.
Penn was led by seniors Dan Savage and John Conneely. Savage, who started the season on the Tewaaraton Award Watch List, scored three goals and dished off two assists, while Conneely also had three goals. In his first action since 2010, Tim Schwalje had a pair of assists. Ryan Parietti and Drew Belinsky also scored for the Red and Blue.
Brian Feeney was in goal for Penn and had 11 saves. At the other end, Kyle Turri had seven stops in gaining the win. Five of Penn’s goals came in a man-up situation, as they took advantage of nine man advantages.
Penn is back in action on Tuesday, hosting Lehigh at Franklin Field at 7 p.m.
Maryland 16, Georgetown 11
Owen Blye (Downingtown East) had a goal for the Terps and Nike Amato (La Salle) made seven saves while yielding six goals before being rested.
The Hoyas got a strong effort from junior long pole Tyler Knarr (La Salle), who scored once and won 11 of 13 face-offs against Maryland ace Curtis Holmes, who was 19 of 20 the previous week against Hartford.