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
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.
NCAA Most Wins From 2005-12
Playing in the Biggest Venues Duke has become accustomed to professional sports venues ... When the Blue Devils step on the field at PPL Park, it will be the seventh professional venue in program history ... Duke has played at six NFL Stadiums with the most recent being Sports Authority Field at Mile High on April 27 ... Since 2005 the Blue Devils have played at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., EverBank Field in Jacksonville and the Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
CJ Costabile a Tewaaraton Finalist Senior CJ Costabile was selected as one of five finalists for the 2012 Tewaaraton Award ... He is the fifth Blue Devil player to earn the distinction as a finalist, joining Kevin Cassese, Matt Danowski, Zack Greer and Ned Crotty ... Duke's Danowski and Crotty captured the honor in 2007 and 2010, respectively.
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Finalist Senior CJ Costabile recently was named one of 10 finalists for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award ... An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Justin Turri Surpasses Century Mark With a career-high six points (2g, 4a) against Dartmouth, redshirt senior Justin Turri became the 38th Blue Devil to reach the 100-career point benchmark ... Turri has 67 goals and 49 assists for 115 points ... His 115 points currently rank 31st and are three shy of tying midfielder and current Lehigh head coach Kevin Cassese for the 30th spot.
Wolf Cracks 100 Career Points List With six points against No. 1 Virginia, Jordan Wolf became the 39th Blue Devil in program history to amass at least 100 career points ... In 38 career games, sophomore Jordan Wolf has amassed 111 career points from 61 goals and 50 assists ... He tallied 51 points in his rookie season and has 60 points through 18 games this season.
Costabile Picking Up Grounders Senior longstick midfielder CJ Costabile ranks among the nation's top ground ball guys ... Costabile faces off regularly for the Blue Devils and is a key member of the defense ... He currently ranks second among active Division I players in career ground balls with 353 ... His three GBs against Maryland in the ACC semifinal pushed him past Duke goaltender Joe Kirmser's 327 pickups, the most in Duke lacrosse history.
Wolf and Walsh Are Duke's Top Scoring Duo Sophomore attackmen Jordan Wolf and Christian Walsh have combined for 104 points for the year to rank 11th overall and seventh among the 16 NCAA Tournament teams ... Colgate's Peter Baum and Ryan Walsh are the top tandem with 153 points ... Virginia's Steele Stanwick and Chris Bocklet are the top duo in the ACC with 115 points.
Scoring Trio Duke's top three goal scorers have combined for 97 of Duke's 203 goals for 48 percent of the team's total for the season ... Wolf & Walsh - both have 30 goals - Dionne, and Rotanz are the top goal scoring trio in the ACC and fourth among the NCAA field of 16 teams.
Scoring leaders Duke has four players with at least 25 goals for the year ... In 18 games, Duke has seven different leading scorers ... Jordan Wolf has led or tied for the lead in points in a game a team-best nine times this season.
Long Pole Scoring Duke has gotten 11 goals and seven assists from the long poles this season ... Costabile has six goals and four assists ... Chris Hipps registered his first career goal at Loyola and Brian Dailey had his first career score against Marist ... Michael Manley has two goals and an assist, while Luke Duprey has one goal and two assists.
CJ Nation's Top Long Pole Scorer Senior long stick midfielder CJ Costabile is a threat on offense and defense ... The 2012 ACC Co-Defensive Player of the Year has five goals and three assists this year and currently leads all active long poles in career scoring with 21 goals and 20 assists for 41 points.
CJ Dangerous off the Faceoff Senior long stick midfielder CJ Costabile has been a key member of the faceoff midfield throughout his career ... Whether on the wing or at the X, Costabile is always a threat to create goals ... In his career, the New Fairfield, Conn., native has 14 goals directly after a faceoff, including the game-winner in the 2010 NCAA title game ... He has seven assists after winning a faceoff or picking up the ground ball on the wing ... Overall, 21 of his 41 points have come directly from the X.
Wigrizer Breaks 400 Saves Mark Junior goaltender Dan Wigrizer broke the 400 career saves mark with 14 stops at Virginia on April 13 ... He currently ranks third among all junior goalies in career saves with 444 and is 11th overall among active Division I backstops.
Wigrizer Hitting His Stride After missing three games to injury and losing the starting job in three other contests, junior goaltender Dan Wigrizer is playing his best lacrosse of the season ... Playing the majority of minutes in the past 10 games, he is sporting an 8.65 goals against average and a .526 save percentage in that stretch.
Wigrizer Part of Elite Fraternity Junior Dan Wigrizer is part of a small fraternity of goaltenders who captured NCAA Championships as freshmen between the pipes ... He is one of six freshmen goalies to achieve the feat ... Wigrizer joins Rodney Rullman (Virginia, 1972), Kevin Mahon (Johns Hopkins, 1974), Quint Kessenich (Johns Hopkins, 1987), Derek Kenney (Virginia, 1999) and current Duke volunteer assistant coach John Galloway (Syracuse, 2008) ... Only Galloway went on to win another national title in his career as the Orange captured the 2009 crown ... Wigrizer ranks 10th amongst current Division I goalies in minutes played (2,541) and second amongst junior goaltenders.
Up Next The winner of the quarterfinal round advances to championship weekend in Foxborough, Mass. ... The semifinals are set for May 26 at Gillette Stadium at 2:30 and 5 p.m., on ESPN2 ... The title game is May 28 at 1 p.m., on ESPN.