May 24, 2014

Blog Replay: Duke Downs Denver 15-12 in NCAA Semifinal

by Corey McLaughlin | | Twitter | McLaughlin Archive | May Madness Home

Duke rode a 5-2 second quarter to an 8-4 halftime lead over Denver at M&T Bank Stadium. (Bill Danielewski)

BALTIMORE — Duke is headed back to the national championship game, after beating Denver 15-12 in Saturday's first NCAA Division I men's semifinal at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

The Blue Devils (16-3) got scoring from six different players, led by Kyle Keenan with four goals. Keenan replaced the injured Josh Dionne on Duke's starting attack.

Wesley Berg led Denver (16-3) with five goals, and the Pioneers pulled within one goal in the second half, but Duke went on a three-goal spurt to go ahead 15-11.

Duke backup goalie Kyle Turri relieved starter Luke Aaron in the fourth quarter, and finished with four saves to Aaron's three.


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