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NCAA quarterfinals at PPL Park: Duke takes on Colgate at 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, 20th May 2012

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Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/20/12
From Press Releases and Staff Reports

Duke takes on Colgate today in the second NCAA Division I men’s quarterfinal at PPL Park in Chester. The details:

The Game

Duke attackman Jordan Wolf (Lower Merion) is a key offensive cog for the Blue Devils

No. 3 Duke (14-4) vs. No. 9 Colgate (14-3)
Philadelphia, Pa., PPL Park, 2:30 p.m., ESPNU

Philly players on Duke:
Junior goalie Dan Wigrizer, Haverford School (Played in 13 games, .526 save percentage, GAA 8.67)
Sophomore attackman Jordan Wolf, Lower Merion (played in 18 games, 30 G, 30 A)
Sophomore defenseman Henry Lobb, Malvern Prep (played in 16 games, 11 GB, 12 CT)
Freshman LSM Brian Dailey, Conestoga (played in 17 games, 1 G, 17 GB, 5 CT)
Junior defenseman Billy Conners, Malvern Prep (Played in 16 games, 12 GB, 1 CT)
Freshman midfielder Tanner Scott, Conestoga (played in 8 games)

Philly players on Colgate
Senior goalie Jared Madison, Lawrenceville School (Played in 17 games, 117 saves, .432 percentage, 31 GB)
Senior midfielder Chris Zielinski, Mannheim Township (Played in 16 games, 6 G)

Duke Takes on Colgate in NCAA Quarterfinal
Duke advanced to the NCAA quarterfinal round after defeating Syracuse 12-9 in the opening contest at Koskinen Stadium … Duke is into the quarterfinals for the 13th time overall … Colgate moves into the quarterfinals for the first time in program history after beating No. 6 seed UMass 13-11 in the first round.

Seniors Lead Duke Into Quarterfinals
Strong performances by the seniors led Duke past Syracuse in the opening round … Justin Turri had a career-best five points (3g, 2a), while Robert Rotanz had a hat trick … CJ Costabile had eight ground balls, while Michael Manley had five grounders and three caused turnovers … Turri was one of 13 players to post at least five points in the opening round and one of 19 to have at least three goals … Costabile was one of seven to pick up eight-plus ground balls, while Manley was one of five to have a minimum of three caused turnovers in the first postseason game.

Duke – Colgate Series History
Duke and Colgate are meeting for the ninth time in the two teams’ histories and for the first time in NCAA history … The Blue Devils are 6-2 against the Raiders and 2-0 under head coach John Danowski … Duke has never played a current Patriot League program in the NCAA Tournament … Duke last defeated the Raiders 9-8 in 2009.

In Common
Duke and Colgate share two common opponents from this season … The Blue Devils and Raiders both faced off against Maryland and Dartmouth … Duke went 1-1 with the Terrapins and beat Dartmouth, while Colgate defeated Maryland and lost to the Big Green.

NCAA Tournament Notes

Duke earned its 16th overall bid and sixth consecutive to the NCAA Tournament
Duke earned the third seed for the second time in program history after garnering that distinction in 2009…The Blue Devils also earned a top-eight seed in 1994 (8), 1995 (5), 1997 (5), 1998 (7), 1999 (4), 2000 (7), 2002 (7) and 2005 (2), 2007 (1), 2008 (1), 2010 (5), 2011 (5).
Duke posted a 5-4 record against this year’s NCAA Tournament field prior to the beginning of the event … The Blue Devils faced seven of the 16 teams selected and four of the top eight seeds
Duke is 23-14 all-time in NCAA Tournament play
The Blue Devils have advanced to the national semifinals seven times overall, including each of the past five seasons (1997, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011)
Duke has won 17 of its past 22 NCAA playoff games, with three of the losses coming against Johns Hopkins in the 2005 and 2007 title games and the 2008 semifinals
Overall, the Blue Devils are 18-6 in NCAA action when reaching double figures in the scoring column and 1-8 when held to nine or fewer goals
Duke is one of eight schools with more tournament wins than postseason appearances (Cornell, Duke, Johns Hopkins, Maryland, North Carolina, Princeton, Syracuse & Virginia)

2012 Season Notes

Duke is 14-4 overall and captured its ninth ACC regular season title and seventh ACC Tournament championship … All four losses came on the road against teams ranked in the top 20
Duke finished the year with a 9-0 record at home and owns a 10-game home win streak
Jordan Wolf is the team’s points leader with 60 points (30g, 30a) … Josh Dionne is the top goal scorer with 34 … Robert Rotanz has a career-high 40 (33g, 7a) points
CJ Costabile is atop the league and eighth nationally in ground balls per game (6.72)
Duke’s top four goal scorers – Josh Dionne, Robert Rotanz, Jordan Wolf and Christian rank among the top eight goal scorers in the ACC.
Redshirt senior Michael Manley leads the defense with 25 caused turnovers
Dan Wigrizer, Kyle Turri and Mike Rock all have started at least twice this season between the pipes … Duke is allowing 9.06 goals per game overall as a team

A Win over Colgate Would

Make Duke 7-2 overall against Colgate and 1-0 in NCAA Tournament games
Push Duke’s current record to 34-34 against current Patriot League squads
Give Duke at least 15 wins in a season for the sixth time overall and for the fifth time under head coach John Danowski
Push Duke’s NCAA Tournament record to 24-14
Make Duke 53-57-1 all-time in the month of May and 19-4 since 2007
Be Duke’s ninth win over a top-20 opponent
Give head coach John Danowski his 314th career victory and 95th at Duke
Be the program’s 483rd victory
Be Duke’s 118th win since 2005

Scouting Colgate
Colgate enters the quarterfinal round for the first time in program history after rallying to a 13-11 victory over previously undefeated Massachusetts … The Raiders are 14-3 overall and sport the nation’s second-ranked offense with 13.53 goals per game … Junior Tewaaraton Award finalist Peter Baum is the nation’s leading scorer with 96 points (5.65/gm) from 66 goals and 30 assists … Freshman Ryan Walsh has 35 goals and 22 assists for 57 points, while Jeff Ledwick rounds out the top three scorers with 46 points (32g, 14a) … Robert Grabher handles the faceoff duties, wining 56 percent of his draws (227-of-408) and picking up 127 ground balls … Bobby Lawrence and Kevin Gordon anchor the defense with 28 and 24 caused turnovers, respectively … In goal Jared Madison has started 16 contests and has a 10.02 goals against average and a .438 save percentage … Conor Murphy started the first NCAA Tournament game and made 15 saves in the victory … In his seven outings, Murphy owns an 8.22 goals against average and a .610 save percentage … Colgate is 6-0 when traveling this season.

Duke’s Defense to be Tested
The Blue Devils have held 11 of their 18 opponents to fewer than 10 goals this season, including in nine of the 14 victories … Colgate has been held to fewer than 10 goals just once this season in a 9-6 loss to Dartmouth in a snow storm … The Raiders have scored 13-plus goals in 10 contests and had a season-high 24 in the 24-14 victory over Robert Morris.

Last Time Out
After Syracuse rallied to tie the game 5-5 in the third quarter, Duke scored four unanswered en route to the 12-9 victory … The Blue Devils were led by seniors Justin Turri and Robert Rotanz … Turri finished with five points from three goals and two assists, while Rotanz had a hat trick … Sophomore Christian Walsh also had three goals … Duke was outstanding at the faceoff X, winning 17-of-24 draws … CJ Costabile picked up eight ground balls, while Michael Manley had three caused turnovers … Dan Wigrizer had 12 saves as Duke stretched its home win streak to 10 games.

Last Time Duke and Colgate Met
Duke and Colgate last met on Feb. 20, 2009 with the Blue Devils sneaking past the Raiders 9-8 … Duke jumped out to a 7-1 lead before Colgate rallied behind the play of Brandon Corp to tie the game at eight with 4:38 to play … Duke senior Brad Ross netted his second goal of the game with 2:51 to play and Duke held off a furious charge to earn the victory.

Blue Devils in NCAA Tournament Action
Twenty-six current Blue Devils have seen NCAA Tournament action since 2008 … Justin Turri leads all scorers with 22 points (13g, 9a), while CJ Costabile has 43 ground balls and has won 54 percent of his faceoffs … Dan Wigrizer is averaging 7.1 saves per game in his seven outings … Wigrizer owns a 7.83 goals against average in the NCAA Tournament.

Duke at the Faceoff X
Duke dominated faceoffs against the Orange in the opening round, winning 71 percent of the draws … The Blue Devils are led by CJ Costabile at the X, but he is backed up by junior Greg DeLuca, who won 5-of-7 restarts after Brendan Fowler went out of the game due to injury … Costabile has won 52 percent of his faceoffs and Duke has won the faceoff battle 12 times this season, going 9-3 in those contests … Duke is 2-1 when losing the battle at the X.

Man-Down Defense Key Against the Raiders
Duke’s man-down defense will be key against Colgate this weekend as the Raiders feature the No. 3 man-up offense in the nation … Colgate has been shut out in a game on man-up situations just once this season in an 0-for-2 effort against Fairfield … The Raiders have scored at least one man-up goal in 15 of 17 games and have at least two extra-man scores in 10 contests … Duke’s man-down defense has improved over the last half of the season … After the first 10 games of the season, Duke’s ranked last in the NCAA in man-down defense, allowing opponents to score 53 percent of the time … In the past eight games, Duke is holding opponents to a 29 percent success rate and only seven man-up scores after allowing 25 in the first 10 games.

Scoring in the 2nd and 3rd Quarters
Duke broke open a 5-5 tie against Syracuse in the first round by outscoring the Orange 6-3 in the third quarter … Overall, Duke has outscored its opponents 120-79 in the second and third quarters combined and 63-39 in the third quarter alone this season … The Blue Devils have been outscored five times in the second quarter and four times in the third overall this season … During the past 12 games, Duke has been outscored in those quarters just four times combined.

Reaching the Perfect 10
Since 2007, Duke is 83-4 when scoring at least 10 goals in a game … The Blue Devils are 10-19 when being held to fewer than 10 scores … Duke is 22-17 when allowing 10 goals in a contest and is 71-6 when holding opponents under 10 goals … In the first round of the 2012 NCAA Tournament seven of the eight advancing teams netted at least 10 goals, while only two non-advancing squads reached the double digit mark.

Playing at Neutral Sites
Duke will play in its 28th neutral site game since 2007 and fifth this season … The Blue Devils are 16-11 in neutral site contests under head coach John Danowski with four of the losses coming in the NCAA Tournament … Duke is 3-1 in neutral contests this season.

Against Ranked Opponents
Since 2006, Duke has amassed a 69-26 (.726) record versus ranked opponents … This season Duke is 8-4 against ranked opponents with three of the four losses coming to top-10 opponents … The Blue Devils have scored in double digits in seven of the 12 games and held teams to fewer than 10 goals six times.

One Goal Games
Duke improved to 69-61 all-time in games decided by one goal when it held off Maryland 6-5 in the ACC Tournament Semifinal … Duke played a program-high seven one-goal games in both 1994 and 1997 … Duke is 11-5 in one-goal games under John Danowski and 3-0 in 2012 … Duke is 1-1 against Colgate in that situation and 5-7 in the NCAA Tournament.

Duke In Overtime Contests
Duke has played 35 overtime games in its history … The Blue Devils are 17-17-1 … Under head coach John Danowski, Duke is 4-1 in contests that go into overtime … In NCAA postseason play, the Blue Devils are 2-0 in overtime contests all-time.

100 Wins Since 2005
With over 100 victories in the past seven seasons, Duke has compiled more wins than any other program in the country since 2005.

Colgate (14-3, 5-1 PL) is coming off a 13-11 win over No. 1 UMass on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA First Round. The team, which handed the Minutemen their first loss of the season, were able to come back from a five-goal deficit to tie the game, before taking its first and only lead in the fourth quarter. Junior Peter Baum, a 2012 Tewaaraton Award Finalist, and freshman Ryan Walsh both had three points in the game on two goals and one assist apiece. They were followed by sophomore Brendon McCann, junior Matt Baker and senior Chris Zielinski who had two goals each, while senior co- captain Jeff Ledwick also added two points from a pair of helpers. Senior Patrick Campbell as well as freshmen Matt Clarkson and Conor Braddish also tallied one goal each in the game.

The Raiders came into this year’s tournament after earning an at-large bid for the first time in Colgate history. The win over UMass last weekend marked the team’s first NCAA Tournament win and first Second Round visit in program history.

LUCKY NUMBER 13
Colgate University’s “lucky number 13” is clearly playing a part in the Raiders’ post-season success, which also includes averaging just over 13 points a game this season. After completing its regular season with a 13-11 win over No. 6/9 Maryland, which helped earn the team an at-large bid, Colgate then went on to become the only team in the country to defeat No. 1 UMass with an identical 13-11 score, and snap the Minutemen’s 15-game winning streak. UMass came into the tournament as the No. 6 seed and host of the tournament game between the two teams.

ROAD RAGE

The team continues to have a perfect 6-0 record on the road this season, completing its regular season with a 5-0 road mark and adding a sixth win against UMass last weekend. Colgate first defeated Robert Morris on the road 24-14 on March 3 in its largest victory margin this season. The Raiders then went on to secure a 13-9 win over Holy Cross on March 10 followed by a 17-8 win three days later over Binghamton on March 13. The team’s last two road wins before the Minutemen were over Army on March 31 with a 15-13 score, and No. 18 Bucknell in its final regular-season league game on April 20, 11-10.

RAIDERS’ SCORING LEADERS
Peter Baum, who leads the league with six game-winning goals, continues to lead the team with 96 points from 66 goals and 30 assists this season. The junior is currently ranked fifth nationally amongst active Division I players with his 68-goal scoring streak, 27 career hat tricks and 127 career goals, and is tied for fifth with a 44-game point scoring streak that began on March 2, 2010. Baum is followed by PL Rookie of the Year Ryan Walsh who holds the Colgate freshman point and goal scoring records that were set by Baum in 2010, and is now tied for eighth in program history in points in a season. The attackman has 57 points from 35 goals and 22 assists this season. Behind the nation’s leading freshman goal scorer is senior Jeff Ledwick who is third on the team with a career-high 46 points from 32 goals and 14 helpers. The co-captain leads the league in man-up goals with nine this season.

DEFENDING THE NET
Senior goalie Jared Madison has spent the lion’s share of time defending the net this season, starting in 16 of the team’s 17 games this season for an impressive 13-3 record. New in goal is sophomore Conor Murphy, who had an incredible 15-save performance in his first career start in Colgate’s 13-11 win over No. 1 UMass in the NCAA First Round last weekend. He has played in seven games this season, has an 8.22 goals against average, and a total of 25 saves for a .610 save percentage.

ALL EYES ON BAUM
Peter Baum is having a standout 2012 season and has already been named the 2012 Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year. The attackman leads the country in points per game (5.65) and goals per game (3.88), and has a total of 96 points. The last time a player had 96 points in a season was Duke’s Matt Danowski in 2007 with 44 goals and 52 assists. This season, Baum has helped his team make program history with 14 wins in a season amongst other team records, while also setting a total of seven individual Patriot League and Colgate records. The junior’s records this year include points and goals in a single season for both Colgate and the Patriot League, as well as three Patriot League Tournament records. Baum is also currently second in program history with 129 career goals, is fourth with 30 assists this season, and is fifth in career points with 175. He is also ranked third in league history in career goals.

ALL-TIME SERIES
This will be the ninth meeting and first neutral site matchup between the two teams since they first met in 1956. All seven games in the series have been played in Durham, N.C. Duke leads the all-time series 6-2, winning the last four meetings in 1995, 1999, 2008 and most recently in 2009 when the Blue Devils defeated Colgate 9-8. The Raiders’ only two wins in the series were in the first matchup in history in 1956, which Colgate won 7-6, and in 1960, when the team secured a 19-0 shutout win over Duke.

SCOUTING #3 DUKE (14-4, 2-1 ACC)

The nationally ranked No. 3 Blue Devils, who are also the third seed in the tournament, are coming off a 12-9 win over Syracuse in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament last weekend. This is their 16th overall appearance and sixth consecutive in the NCAA Tournament for a 22-14 record in tournament play. The team has advanced to the semifinals seven times in program history including the past five seasons. Duke’s most notable wins this season were over nationally-ranked opponents Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina twice and Syracuse twice.

The team is led by sophomores Jordan Wolf and Christian Walsh as well as senior Robert Rotanz. Wolf has a team-high 60 points from 30 goals and 30 assists while Walsh has 30 goals and 14 helpers for 44 points, and Rotanz has 40 points from 33 goals and seven assists. Duke also boasts 2012 Tewaaraton Award Finalist senior CJ Costabile who has a 119-231 faceoff record and has collected 121 groundballs this season. In goal, the team is led by junior Dan Wigrizer who has played in 13 games for a 10-3 record, has an 8.67 goals against average, and a total of 113 saves for a .526 save percentage.


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