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“2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships”: Duke Men’s Lacrosse Uses 7-0 Third Quarter Run To Top Cornell 16-14 In Semifinals On May 25
NCAA Lacrosse: Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Attacker Rob Pannell Named “2013 USILA Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award” As Oustanding Lacrosse Player
“2013 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships”: Cornell Men’s Lacrosse Defense Limited Ohio State And Maryland To 25% Shooting, Seven Goals-Against Average And Zero Man-Down Scores
Ohio State and Maryland shot just 25.5 percent (14-of-55) against the Big Red, and the unit has given up zero goals in eight man-down situations…Senior goalkeeper A.J. Fiore has registered a .611 save percentage and a 7.00 goals-against average, and sophomore defenseman Jordan Stevens and Noble have caused six and four turnovers, respectively.
Cornell (14-3) – which will meet seventh-seeded Duke (14-5) in a NCAA tournament semifinal this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia – has surrendered a total of 14 goals in victories over the third-seeded Buckeyes and sixth-seeded Maryland in the postseason. It is the best two-game stretch since the defense allowed 14 goals in thrashings of Siena and Dartmouth on April 26 and 30, respectively.
Coach Ben DeLuca said the defense’s strength is not limited to one area.
“I think we play with a good amount of tenacity,” he said during a conference call Tuesday morning. “Our guys are tough, and they work extremely hard. I think we have a good amount of team speed. I think that’s one of our strengths on the defensive end. I also think we’re very versatile. I think we have some guys that can play up at the midfield, between the lines, and we also have guys that can play down low. … And intelligence. I think when we’re playing at our best, we play a very intelligent, disciplined brand of lacrosse.”
Cornell will face a tough task in the Blue Devils, who have scored 24 goals in two NCAA tournament contests. But Noble is optimistic about the defense’s chances.