DURHAM, N.C. – Senior attackman Justin Guterding scored five goals and handed out four assists to lead No. 4 Duke to a 13-9 win over visiting Boston University in the regular season finale for both squads on Saturday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.
The Blue Devils improve to 13-3 on the year while the Terriers fall to 8-9. Duke is expected to receive an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament, with the annual selection show scheduled for tonight at 9 p.m., live on ESPNU.
After falling behind, 2-0, early in the contest, the Blue Devils scored eight straight goals – including three by Guterding – to claim an 8-2 lead at intermission. Duke’s largest advantage of the day came with five minutes remaining in the third period after Brad Smith’s tally made the score 11-3.
Defensively, Duke held the Terriers without a goal for 29:22 in the 8-0 run that spanned the first, second and early portion of the third period.
Guterding’s third goal of the game, an unassisted tally at the 10:00 mark of the second quarter, marked the 200th of his career as the Garden City, N.Y., native joined former Blue Devil Zack Greer (206) as the only players in NCAA Division I history to reach the milestone. Guterding has now amassed 334 career points on 202 goals and 132 assists to sit 19 points shy of the Duke record of 353 held by former Blue Devil and current Duke assistant coach, Matt Danowski.
He is five goals shy of passing Greer in career goals and eight points away from besting Jordan Wolf’s single-season goals record of 103.
Sean Lowrie chipped in a career-high four goals to complement Guterding while Smith (1 goal & 3 assists) and Joe Robertson (2 goals & 1 assist) also posted multiple points. In goal, Danny Fowler was credited with 10 saves against four goals allowed. With 10 stops, Fowler passed former goalkeeper Chuck Sherwood for second in Duke history in saves with 586.
For Boston University, James Burr scored four goals while Sean Christman won 16-of-24 draws and scooped up nine ground balls.