DURHAM, N.C. – Junior attackman Jordan Wolf scored four goals while senior midfielder David Lawson carded three goals and two assists as 13th-ranked Duke defeated visiting Georgetown, 19-7, in men’s lacrosse action on Saturday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium. The win pushes the Blue Devils’ win streak to five games.
Duke’s Brendan Fowler continued his fine play at the faceoff X by securing 15-of-19 draws. The Blue Devils held distinct advantages in both shots (46-28) and ground balls (40-20) on the day. This marks the second consecutive game Duke has registered 19 goals after being Marist 19-11 earlier in the week.
The Blue Devils (7-4) opened the game with four straight goals and led 4-1 following one period. A pair of three-goal spurts in the second quarter sandwiched around two Georgetown markers gave Duke a 10-3 lead at intermission. In the opening half, Duke had nine different players find the back of the net with Josh Dionne tallying a team-best two goals.
Duke came out and added four unanswered to start the third quarter in a dominant period that saw Wolf score three times and Lawson twice to push the lead to 16-4. Each squad scored three goals in the final quarter to account for the 12-goal margin.
In the Duke net, starter Kyle Turri was credited for five saves against two goals allowed in his three quarters of action.
For Georgetown (3-5), Jason McFadden led the way with three goals and one assist while Joe Bucci tossed in a pair of markers. Goalkeeper Jake Haley made 11 saves while allowing all 19 goals.
Duke travels to face Harvard on Friday night. Faceoff is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be televised by NBC Sports Network.