DURHAM, N.C. – Duke senior attackman Jordan Wolf scored a career-high six goals to lead the sixth-ranked Blue Devils to a 20-9 victory over visiting Marquette at Koskinen Stadium Tuesday night.
With the win, the Blue Devils snap a two-game losing streak to improve to 5-2 while the Golden Eagles, playing just their second collegiate season, fall to 1-5.
Duke scored the game’s first four goals and held a 10-1 lead at the end of the opening period. Wolf netted four of his six markers in the opening frame while Case Matheis logged three assists. Thanks to two goals by Tyler Melnyk, Marquette outscored Duke by a 4-3 count in the second quarter to make the score 13-5 at intermission.
Wolf highlighted the second half with a pair of goals and an assist. His six goals were the most by a Blue Devil since Zach Howell netted seven against Siena Feb. 12, 2011.
Other Blue Devils with multiple goals were Josh Dionne, who recorded the 19th hat trick of his career, and Deemer Class with a pair. Matheis finished with one goal and three helpers. Brendan Fowler won 17-of-22 draws while Luke Aaron and Kyle Turri split time in the net, each registering three saves.
For the Golden Eagles, Melnyk had three goals and one assist while Kyle Whitlow added two tallies. Marquette utilized three goalkeepers in Jimmy Danaher (12 goals allowed; 3 saves; 23:00), Matt Barone (5 goals allowed; 1 save; 22:00) and J.J. Sagl (3 goals allowed; 3 saves; 15:00).
Duke hosts ACC rival No. 4 North Carolina on Saturday at 2 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPNU.