Monday, February 11, 2013

Duke wins big, High Point suffers loss

Duke Blue Devils vs. Jacksonville Dolphins -, Duke Sports Information


Duke 21, Jacksonville 9

The No. 4 Blue Devils bounced back from a season-opening loss to the No. 8 Denver Pioneeers on Saturday with a 21-9 win over the Jacksonville Dolphins at Koskinen Stadium on Sunday.

Attackman Jordan Wolf led Duke with four goals, totaling eight on the season in just two games played.

The Blue Devils (1-1) benefited from 15 different players tallying goals and exhibiting the 'team concept' that coach John Danowski always has his team play with.

On that note, Danowski gave all four of his goalkeepers playing time : Dan Wigrizer (3 saves in 30:00 - Starter), Kyle Turri (5 saves in 16:55), Ben Krebs (3 saves in 7:53) and Luke Aaron (1 save in 5:12).

Freshmen Case Matheis, Deemer Class, Seamus Connelly, Myles Jones, John Shaffer, and sophomore Tanner Scott all recorded their first career goals with the Blue Devils.

Duke outshot (42-38) and outworked Jacksonville, scooping up 43 GB's to the Dolphins' 33 GB's.

The Blue Devils continue their early homestand by hosting the No. 3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday.

Duke Blue Devils - Season statistics


High Point Panthers vs. Air Force Falcons -, High Point Sports Information


Air Force 14, High Point 4

The Air Force Falcons worked out the kinks from a 16-8  loss suffered at the hands of the No. 7 North Carolina Tar Heels and put a damper on another exciting weekend of lacrosse at High Point's Vert Stadium.

The Panthers were riding high after beating the Towson Tigers 9-7 on Friday, and earning the program's first-ever win in Division 1 lacrosse competition.

The Falcons (1-1) started quickly and didn't let up on the Panthers (1-2) who got on the board during the first three quarters or play, but couldn't beat keepers Austin Fox and Doug Gouchoe during the final quarter, as they backstopped the 14-4 victory for Air Force.

Bright spots for High Point included attackman Dan Lomas (1g) and Dan Thistle (1g, 2a) continuing their three-game scoring streaks while goalkeeper Austin Geisler recorded an impressive 19 saves on 47 shots faced.

Special teams play didn't work to High Point's favor as the Panthers went 0-6 in EMO situations while the Falcons capitalized on 2-of-9 man-up situations that were afforded to them.

“Air Force is a really solid, well-coached team,” said High Point head coach Jon Torpey.

“They won every facet of the game from ground balls to time of possession. I thought we came out with a lot of energy but didn't execute well. We will spend the week practicing and getting ready for a very good St. Joseph's team.”

The Panthers prepare to play their first road game of the season on Saturday when they travel to face the St. Joseph's Hawks in a neutral-site game in Woodberry Forest, Va.

High Point Panthers - Season statistics

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