State lacrosse roundup (March 11): Big second quarter lifts Duke over Loyola, 15-7
From Sun staff reports|
Mar 12, 2017 | 12:31 AM
Jack Bruckner had four goals and No.18 Duke used a strong second quarter to upset No.9 Loyola Maryland, 15-7, in men's lacrosse Saturday at Koskinen Stadium.
The host Blue Devils (5-2) went on runs of 5-0 in the second quarter and 3-1 in the third quarter to spark the win.
The Greyhounds (3-3) took a 2-1 lead 7:19 in to the game as Brian Sherlock ran free down the left alley and scored high with an overhand.
Duke answered with two straight starting with a man-up goal by Justin Guterding at 3:25. Joey Manown then worked topside from behind and shot low for a goal with 2:15 left in the first quarter to put the Blue Devils up 3-2.
With less than 15 seconds in the first quarter, Sherlock dropped the ball, recovered and flicked it in for his second of the day with 9.6 seconds on the first-quarter clock to tie the game.
Brad Smith started the Duke second-quarter run when he went low-to-low 1:16 into the second quarter, and Manown added his second of the game three minutes later.
Reilly Walsh had a goal at 9:41, and Smith scored a score on a six-on-four extra-man possession at 4:38.
Kyle Rowe won the ensuing faceoff for the Blue Devils, and he fed Bruckner inside for a goal seven seconds after Smith's to stretch the Duke lead to 8-3.
Neither team scored in the opening seven minutes of the second half until Pat Spencer recorded his second of the game for Loyola at 7:38, but Duke then reeled off three consecutive goals as part of a 6-1 run.
Sherlock scored again after picking up a loose ball in a scrum with 13:20 left in regulation, making it 11-5 Blue Devils, but Duke scored three in a row to put the game out of reach for Loyola.
Colin Flounlacker, Chris Hiill and Greyson Torain each had two goals for Navy. The Mids lead the series 17-2.
Salisbury 14, Washington College 1: Colin Reymann made two saves and the visiting Sea Gulls (6-0) beat the Shoremen (5-1) to claim the Charles B. Clark Cup.
Washington College started the game getting the majority of the possession time, but the Sea Gulls' defense limited scoring opportunities and forced three shot-clock warnings before the Shoremen even attempted their first shot at the 7:55 mark in the first quarter.
Brendan Bromwell and Nathan Blondino each had three goals for Salisbury.