Two top-ranked squads met up in DI NCAA Lacrosse Battle on Saturday after when the #7 Penn Quakers (2-0) ventured to Matthews Sportsplex Pavilion to take up the challenge of the #10 Duke Blue Devils (2-2).
Sean Lulley (6g.1a) banged two goals 1:40 apart and the Quakers were breaking ground.
At 9:55, Ben Bedard (2g) pushed you a 3-0 game before Joey Manown (2g) put the Blue Devils on the board to close the first with Penn in front,2-1
Dyson Williams (2g) closed it to 3-2.before Penn went on a run courtesy of Kyle Gallagher (1g) who won the ensuing faceoff and took it the house just six seconds after the Duke tally.
On the heels of Gallagher, Penn got goals from Sean Lulley. Adam Goldner who continue of goals and points in 27 consecutive games, before Owen Caputo (3g) made it 6-3 at 6:07.
Duke was just warming you and Cameron Badour (1g,2a) followed by Garrett Leadmon (1g) closed the curtain on the half with Penn clinging to a 6-5 lead.
Devon Williams buried his second to tie it up before Mitch Bartolo set up Lulley to regain the Penn lead.
Joey Manown nailed his second to get it even on the nan up and a heavyweight battle was on.
Mitch Bartolo (1g,1a) and Caputo started a “you score, we score” event that Goldner and Lulley stuck a hot poker in. Jadon Kerry (1g) thwarted the Penn rally to take the squads to final 15:00 with Penn in front, 10-9.
1:23 in, Caputo knotted it again And CJ Carpenter (1g,1a) gave Duke a one goal led that lasted until James Shipley (1g) buried a Dylan Gerger set up to take this to nail-biting time at 11-11.
Bedard, Gerber (1g,1a) on the man up followed by Lulley put the finishing touches on the Quaker’s conquest, 14-11.