By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The No. 4 Duke Blue Devils pulled an upset in the Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship. They defeated the No. 1 Maryland Terrapins, 13-8, on Saturday afternoon at Gillette Stadium at Foxborough, Mass.
The Blue Devils snapped the Terrapins streak of three straight National Championship appearances. Maryland was last year’s National Champions, as they defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Duke, who has not appeared at Championship weekend in the last four years, will be looking to win their fourth national championship this decade. The Blue Devils have won National Championships in 2010, 2013, and 2014.
The Blue Devils defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 6-5 in overtime at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland in 2010. They defeated the Syracuse Orange 16-10 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa.
They also defeated the Fighting Irish again in 2014, as they won 11-9 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.
They will face the No. 3 Yale Bulldogs on Monday afternoon at 1 pm for the National Championship. The Bulldogs, who defeated No. 2 Albany Great Danes in the first semifinal game, are appearing in their first national championship game.
Nakeie Montgomery, Joe Robertson, and Justin Guterding led the Blue Devils with three goals each. Sean Lowrie, Kevin Quigley, and Reilly Walsh also had one goal each.
Guterding had three assists, while Brad Smith and Joey Manown had two assists each. Joe Robertson also had an assist.
Duke goalie Danny Fowler received the win. He made 12 saves and allowed the eight goals.
Fowler’s backup goalie Turner Uppgren did enter the game. However, he did not make a save or allow a goal.
Jared Bernhardt and Logan Wisnauskas led the Terrapins with two goals each. Connor Kelly, Bubba Fairman, Tim Rotanz, and Anthony DeMaio scored one goal each.
Kelly also had three assists, while Rotanz had two assists. Wisnauskas also had an assist.
Terrapins goalie Dan Morris received the loss. He made 14 saves despite giving up the 13 goals.