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Sportswrap: Duke males’s lacrosse with extra extra time heroics, softball sweeps North Carolina

Sportswrap is your one-stop store for all the things Duke athletics, the place we’ll recap how every of Duke’s sports activities presently in competitors carried out over the past week and provides a short look forward. Right here’s our recap for the week of April 20-26.

Males’s lacrosse 

No. 2 Duke fell behind early this previous Thursday towards No. 4 Notre Dame, however behind the late-game heroics of Michael Sowers and the extra time winner through unlikely hero Cameron Mulé, the Blue Devils (12-1, 4-1 within the ACC) secured the miraculous 13-12 win. Head coach John Danowski and firm conclude the common season at No. 3 North Carolina this Sunday. -Evan Kolin 


Head coach Marissa Younger defeated her former crew in each dominant and dramatic vogue because the No. 24 Blue Devils took down rival North Carolina with the assistance of Jameson Kavel’s late-game heroics. Now Duke will attempt to maintain the seven-game win streak alive heading into the ultimate convention collection of the yr. Their subsequent matchup is towards Campbell Might 5 earlier than taking over N.C. State that following weekend. -Micah Hurewitz

Girls’s lacrosse

In its remaining recreation of the common season, No. 6 Duke misplaced a 12-11 heartbreaker at residence to No. 1 North Carolina. The Blue Devils (15-6, 9-4) will head into the ACC event because the No. 5 seed set to face No. 4-seed Notre Dame, who they misplaced to earlier within the season. -Jonathan Browning

Girls’s tennis 

No. 5-seed Duke entered the ACC event and confronted No. 12-seed Louisville within the second spherical Thursday, simply profitable 4-0. The following day the Blue Devils performed No. 4-seed Virginia and misplaced the doubles level en path to a 4-2 loss. They await a possible NCAA event bid Might 3. — Campbell Lawson

Males’s tennis 

Much like the ladies’s crew, No. 10-seed Duke dropped the quarterfinal match of the ACC event 4-0 to No. 2-seed Wake Forest. The matches have been really fairly shut, capping off an April surge that has the Blue Devils anticipating to listen to their title referred to as for an at-large NCAA event bid Might 3. -Em Adler

Males’s golf 

The Blue Devils traveled to Milton, Ga., for the ACC Championship this previous weekend, notching a disappointing eighth place end out of the proficient 12-team area. Regardless of an underwhelming crew efficiency, freshman Ian Siebers shined with a two-under weekend, incomes himself tenth place. The crew will possible qualify for the NCAA regional qualifiers happening Might 17-19, retaining their postseason hopes alive.– Matthew Hawkins


Duke is at a crossroads in its season, and after dropping its collection towards Virginia two video games to 1, the Blue Devils (18-18, 9-15) are very a lot in a spot the place they should deal with each recreation like an elimination contest to make the NCAA event. Their subsequent ball recreation shall be Might 4 towards William & Mary. –Jake Piazza

Monitor and area 

The Blue Devils impressed of their penultimate regular-season meet on the Charlotte Invitational over the weekend, with eight occasions that includes Duke opponents within the high spot. Graduate scholar Cha’Mia Rothwell picked up first place honors in two occasions, profitable the 100m hurdles and 200m. Subsequent up for the Blue Devils is the Duke Twilight occasion, which is about for Might 3. -Max Rego


No. 13 Duke narrowly edged out Clemson to win the Lake Wheeler Invitational this weekend in Raleigh, N.C. The Blue Devils gained the Varsity Eight, Third Varsity Eight and Second Varsity 4 classes, and can compete within the ACC Championship Might 14-15. 

Sports activities that didn’t compete this previous week:

Duke ladies’s golf shall be on hiatus till Might 10-12 when it can play within the NCAA regionals.

Duke ladies’s soccer is slated for its first NCAA event recreation Might 1 in Greenville, N.C.

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