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Yale men’s lacrosse team strikes gold in first trip to NCAA title game, beats Duke, 13-11

Yale men’s lacrosse team strikes gold in first trip to NCAA title game, beats Duke, 13-11

In a men’s lacrosse matchup billed in some circles as the upstart against the program of the decade, the newcomer crashed the party.

In its first appearance in an NCAA Division I tournament final, third-seeded Yale took the early lead and held off fourth-seeded Duke long enough to leave Gillette Stadium with a 13-11 win and the school’s first NCAA championship in the sport.

Sophomore attackman Matt Gaudet scored four times, and senior attackman Ben Reeves contributed one goal and three assists to help the Bulldogs (17-3) become the first Ivy League program to capture an NCAA title since Princeton in 2001. It is the school’s first crown since being awarded the national...

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