Max Quinzani scored a career-high seven goals, and No. 1 Duke scored 10 straight goals to close the game in a 19-9 victory over host and second-ranked Virginia before an announced record crowd of 8,000 at Klockner Stadium last night.
Duke (12-1, 3-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) picked up its fourth straight victory over Virginia (10-2, 1-2). The Cavaliers, who had won 21 consecutive night home games, had won eight straight in Charlottesville over the Blue Devils.
Quinzani put Duke ahead 16 seconds into the game, scoring on a pass from Sam Payton. Steve Schoeffel netted two goals less than two minutes apart to push the Blue Devils' advantage to 3-0.
Virginia got on the scoreboard with 1:09 remaining in the first period when Gavin Gill (St. Paul's) scored on a pass from Ben Rubeor (Loyola), but Quinzani picked up a rebound and scored with less than a second left to give Duke a 4-1 lead heading into the second period.
The Cavaliers responded with three straight goals to tie the score at 4, as Rubeor scored twice and Shamel Bratton scored once. Duke ended the half with four consecutive goals, including a put-back by Quinzani that put the Blue Devils up, 5-4, with 3:01 left.
Quinzani increased his goal total this season to 43, tops in the nation. Teammate Zack Greer has 42, including three last night.
Greer has scored three or more goals in 36 games - all Duke wins. He moved into sixth place on the NCAA's all-time list for goals scored with 183.
No. 13 Army 9, No. 7 Navy 6 -- The Midshipmen's 13-game winning streak over Army ended as the host Black Knights (8-3, 4-1 Patriot League) jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never trailed. Tim Paul scored twice to lead Navy (9-3, 5-1), which tied the game at 3 early in the second period. Army scored the last two goals of the second quarter, both by junior attackman Jason Peyer, to take a 5-3 lead, and built a four-goal lead after three quarters. Five players scored the Mids' six goals. Paul led the way with a pair, and Nick Mirabito added a goal and two assists in suffering his first loss in seven games against the Black Knights. Faceoff specialist Mikelis Visgauss put together another outstanding game, winning 11 of 16 draws, but Navy was unable to convert as it had done a week ago against Maryland. Army goalie Adam Fullerton made 11 saves, including eight in the second half.
No. 10 Drexel 10, Towson 9 -- Towson senior attackman Jonathan Engelke moved into fifth place on the Tigers' career goals list, but his three-goal, one-assist effort was overshadowed by a strong defensive effort from the Dragons (10-3, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association). Towson (4-7, 3-2) came back from a 10-6 third-quarter deficit, but the Drexel defense limited the Tigers to just one shot and forced Towson into a pair of turnovers during the final five minutes.
No. 11 UMBC 14, Albany 10 -- Junior attackman Ryan Smith (Fallston) scored a career-high five goals and added three assists as the Retrievers (8-3, 3-0 America East) won their seventh straight game. UMBC scored six straight goals over a 13-minute span of the second half to break a tie and open up a 14-8 advantage with 5:47 remaining.
Manhattan 8, Mount St. Mary's 4 -- Dan Mohr paced the Mount (1-8, 1-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with two goals, and Geery Grant and Drew Dunn each scored once in the loss. Manhattan (3-7, 2-2) took the lead in the closing seconds of the first half on a goal by Salvatore Spatarella.
No. 19 Ohio State 14, No. 9 North Carolina 11 -- Behind five goals and seven points from senior Kevin Buchanan (Calvert Hall) the Buckeyes extended their win streak to four games by upsetting the Tar Heels (7-4) at Boys' Latin. Ohio State (8-3) trailed, 6-5, at halftime but scored the first three goals of the third quarter to take the lead.