Philadelphia: As the entire nation gets ready to celebrate Memorial Day holiday, College Lacrosse would take center stage in Philadelphia for the 2019 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Final Four at Lincoln Financial Field. The first game is Number 2 seed Duke taking on Virginia. Virginia made it to Philadelphia on OT win over Maryland while Duke booked their trip to South Philadelphia with OT win over Notre Dame.
This is the second time that Duke would play Virginia, Duke defeated them on April 13.
In the first quarter, both teams would have their chances to score. The Cavaliers would get the scoring started on goal from Ryan Conrad. The Blue devils got on the board on Goal from Brad Smith. Virginia would retake the lead on 2nd goal of the game from Conrad and took a 2-1 lead at end of the 1st quarter. Duke would take full control of the 2nd quarter as they would score the next four goals to end the half. Duke would take a 5-2 lead at halftime.
Virginia scores to open the 3rd quarter and ending a scoring drought of 21:27 as they cut into the Duke lead at 5-3. Both teams would trade goals. local product Matt Moore from Garnet Valley PA would do his part to keep the Cavaliers in the game and Ian Laviano would make things interesting as he scored with 5 seconds left as Duke took an 8-7 lead at end of the 3rd quarter.
The BlueDevils would score the first two goals to start the fourth quarter, the Cavaliers would answer back as they got the Duke lead down to 1 at 11-10 with 7:55 left, BlueDevils would answer as the shot clock was winding down and made it 12-10. Virginia would Tie game at 12 with 14 seconds left and game heads to OT
In the overtime, both Duke & Virginia had golden chances to score the game winner but the goalies were up for the test. The game would remain tied at end of 1st overtime.
Virginia would win the game in the 2nd overtime on the goal from
Virginia will play the winner of Penn State vs Yale on Monday in the National Championship
Duke coach John Danowski
Virginia Coach Lars Tiffany
Virginia Ryan Conrad:
Virginia Matt Moore: