March 8, 2009
Max Quinzani had five goals and one assist and nine other Blue Devils hit the net as the No. 13 Duke men's lacrosse team defeated Yale 14-6 at Durham today before 1,041.
Duke (5-2) tallied seven times before Matt Gibson converted an assist from his brother Brendan Gibson, who led the Elis with four goals, with 6:31 left. That was as close as the Bulldogs (2-2) could get. Gregory Mahony had the other score for the visitors.
Brendan Gibson scored twice in both the third and fourth quarters and leads the Bulldogs with 10 goals this spring.
The Blue Devils, who made it to the 2008 NCAA semifinals, had a 42-35 advantage in shots and edged the Bulldogs 29-24 in ground balls. The teams were even on 24 faceoffs.
Duke senior goalie Rob Schroeder made eight saves in 55 minutes before sophomore Sean Brady came on for a pair of stops in the final 4:54. Sophomore Johnathan Falcone made 10 stops for the Bulldogs in the cage, while second-year man Patrick Coleman, a midfielder, led Yale with six ground balls.
Yale is next in action at Penn this Saturday at 3 p.m.
Game report filed by Steve Conn, Yale Associate AD & Sports Publicity Director