Duke Wins the Battle Against PSU in NCAA Lacrosse Tournament

Penn State vs. Duke in the final four-matchup in the NCAA lacrosse tournament from the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. Lots of back-and-forth offensive action between Penn State and Duke. Duke wins the OT battle for a 16-15 victory over the Nittany Lions lacrosse team.

The Back and Forth Action

Penn State would get the bulk of their offensive points from inside the box to use basketball terms inside the paint. Duke would get the bulk of their offensive goals from the perimeter. Dyson Williams would set the tone for the Duke’s offense to get into a rhythm.

For the other end, Penn State would get a lot of wide-open looks in the box, with both teams going tit for tat. And Duke would outwork the Penn State defense scoring with guys in traffic or getting creative outside of the box 

Duke showed why that their the number one seeded team in the country every time Penn State would tie things up. John Danowski (Duke’s head coach) and his Duke team would make all the right adjustments to keep Pennstate at arm’s length. Whenever Penn State would play great man-to-man defense, Duke would change up the answer.

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However, TJ Malone pulled out all the stops today for Pennstate as he came through with 6 goals, doing a great job facilitating the ball, whether the teammates were wide open or through tight double team coverages, and he was getting physical with a nice beautiful check in the middle of the field. He did everything he could to try to win this team to win.


Penn State takes Duke the distance, with both teams having 15 points each. Heading into overtime. However, Garrett Leadmon finds the back of the net for the win. Duke wins the OT battle for a 16-15 victory. Duke advanced to the finals for Monday’s Championship game against Notre Dame.   

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