Duke is heading back to the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament championship game, surviving a late surge by Cornell to play for a second national title. David Lawson scored the winning goal with 6:35 left in the fourth quarter to lift Duke to a 16-14 victory against Cornell in the semifinals at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday.
The Northwood Chargers didn’t know quite what hit them Saturday, as they blew a five-run lead in the bottom of the sixth inning and lost on a walk-off single with two outs in the seventh. The news wasn’t all bad for Northwood (25-6), which now stands tied 1-1 in its best-of-three East Region 2-A championship series with North Brunswick (16-11).
The Midway Raiders looked formidable in crushing Voyager Academy 17-1 on Saturday night at Southern High to cruise into the state 1-A championship finals with a two-game sweep of their state semifinal series.
The two rivals, both ranked in the Top 10, played the longest game in UNC baseball and ACC Tournament history in front of a crowd of 11,392 at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the largest ever to see a college baseball game in the state.
Wil Myers had a home run and a double to help the Durham Bulls outslug the Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders 11-6 in International League action Saturday night.
Duke doubles team advances, UNC's Suarez-Malaguti defeated
For the first half of Saturday, Hillsborough Orange had Greenville’s D.H. Conley seeing red. But the Vikings summoned some late strength and vaulted themselves past the Panthers and into next weekend’s state 3-A baseball championship.
No. 1 seed UNC scores five runs in top of ninth to tie 2nd-round ACC Tournament game against Clemson Friday night, then took the lead for good with five more in top of 14th inning to pull away in marathon game at the DBAP. The Tar Heels face nemesis N.C. State Saturday night at 7 at the DBAP with a berth in Sunday's ACC championship game on the line.
Six errors give Midway early lead off Vikings starter Loy Stone, but three-run sixth is coup de grace.
Robert Straughn, still unbeaten at 13-0, went to his bender time and again in pitching a complete game with eight strikeouts as the Chargers won 6-3 to grab the opener in a best-of-three 2A Eastern Regional series of the state baseball playoffs. Northwood travels tonight to Leland for Game 2 at 7.
South Granville showed resilience, patience, defense and even a little power in Friday’s second game of the East Regional championship series of the state softball playoffs at South Lenoir. The combination gave the Vikings an 11-9 victory and a berth in the state 2-A championship series.
For the second straight night the Bulls built a big early lead and cruised to a 9-4 win Friday at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Durham leads the four-game series two games to none.
Kara Cannizzaro scored four straight second-half goals and Abbey Friend scored three times as No. 3 seed North Carolina crushed No. 2 seed Northwestern 11-4 Friday to advance to Sunday night’s women’s lacrosse NCAA Championship game.
One of the greatest golfers in Duke history closed her career in remarkable fashion on Friday at the NCAA Championship as senior Lindy Duncan played the final three holes at four-under-par to finish second, while Duke placed second in the team competition despite setting a 72-hole school scoring record.
At Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field, the Blue Devils will play Cornell today (2:30 p.m., ESPN2) with a berth in the national championship on the line. Duke (14-5) will look to end a two-year drought in national semifinals. The Blue Devils haven’t played in the national final since winning their lone NCAA championship in 2010.
Kara Cannizzaro scored four straight second-half goals and Abbey Friend scored three times as third-seeded North Carolina dominated second-seeded Northwestern, 11-4, on Friday in the NCAA Tournament semifinals at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia.