The Blue Devils could not keep up with the Tar Heels in the second half as a 6-0 North Carolina run ended Duke's season at the Final Four. | Chronicle File Photo

North Carolina dispatches Duke women's lacrosse to reach NCAA title game

The Tar Heels scored six unanswered goals in the second half to build up a sizable lead against the Blue Devils in Duke's first Final Four since 2011.

Senior Chelsea Landon and the Blue Devils can punch a ticket to the national title game with a win Friday against their Tobacco Road rivals.

Duke women's lacrosse battles rival North Carolina in Final Four

The Blue Devils will take on the Tar Heels for the second time this season for the right to play for their first-ever national title.

Senior midfielder Taylor Trimble will get to play close to home in Fridays' national semifinal against North Carolina.

Duke, North Carolina prepare for ACC-heavy women's lacrosse Final Four

The semifinal rematch between the Blue Devils and Tar Heels will pit two teams that put up similar numbers but took different paths to advance to PPL Park.

Junior Maddy Acton put the Blue Devils ahead for good with a goal in the first half.

Duke women's lacrosse advances to national semifinal with win against Princeton

Six different Blue Devils scored to give Duke its first berth in the national semifinals since 2011.

Senior midfielder Katie Trees went to the Final Four as a freshman on the women's soccer team and can reach another national semifinal with a win Saturday.

Duke women's lacrosse battles Princeton for spot in Final Four

The Blue Devils will advance to the national semifinals for the first time since 2011 with a win Saturday against the unseeded Tigers.

Senior Brigid Smith was one of four Blue Devils to register a hat trick Sunday.

Duke women's lacrosse defeats Southern California 17-9 in NCAA tournament opener

Four Blue Devils recorded hat tricks as the Blue Devils pushed past the Trojans and into next weekend's quarterfinals.

The Blue Devils will open their NCAA tournament with Southern California Sunday at 2 p.m.

Duke women's lacrosse hosts Southern California in NCAA tournament opener

The Blue Devils will take their home field for an NCAA tournament game for the first time since 2012 when they host Southern California Sunday afternoon.

Ohio State burned the Duke defense for 16 goals to take out the two-time defending national champions Saturday.

Ohio State knocks out Duke men's lacrosse in opening round of NCAA tournament

For the first time in nine years, the two-time defending champion Blue Devils will not travel to the Final Four after a first-round loss to the Buckeyes.

Duke's eight seniors are seeking their first trip to the Final Four and the Blue Devils' first appearance at the final weekend since 2011.

Seniors crucial to NCAA tournament run for Duke women's lacrosse

Eight Blue Devil seniors will take their final shot at a run to the Final Four, beginning Sunday at Koskinen Stadium.

Junior Myles Jones—recently named a Tewaaraton Award finalist—leads Duke into the NCAA tournament against Ohio State Saturday night.

Duke men's lacrosse begins NCAA title defense against Ohio State

The Blue Devils will begin their quest to capture their third straight national title when they host the Buckeyes Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Koskinen Stadium.

Junior Deemer Class and the Blue Devils pushed past the Terriers 13-7 Sunday afternoon in their regular season finale.

Duke men's lacrosse tops Boston University as NCAA tournament nears

The Blue Devils closed the regular season with a 13-7 win against the Terriers.

Senior Katie Trees and the Blue Devils could not complete the comeback Sunday against Johns Hopkins.

Duke women's lacrosse falls to Johns Hopkins on Senior Day despite second half comeback

Although the Blue Devils scored the final seven goals Sunday afternoon, their late scoring surge was not enough to overcome a large first half deficit.

The Blue Devils received a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament and will look to make a deep postseason run.

No. 3 seed awarded to Duke women's lacrosse in 18th straight NCAA tournament

For the 18th consecutive season, the Blue Devils will be playing postseason lacrosse.

The Blue Devils will need more clutch play between the pipes if they want to take home their third national title in a row. Duke begins NCAA tournament play Saturday against Ohio State.

Duke men's lacrosse earns No. 5 seed in NCAA tournament, to host Ohio State in first round

The Blue Devils are aiming for their third consecutive national title.

Sophomore Jack Bruckner and the Duke midfielders are hitting a rhythm as the postseason nears.

Duke men's lacrosse rounds out regular season against Boston University

After a hard-fought loss to Syracuse in the ACC title game, the Blue Devils return home for one final regular-season game before the NCAA tournament.

Freshman Kyra Harney and the Blue Devils will close out the regular season against the Blue Jays Sunday at Koskinen Stadium.

Duke women's lacrosse hosts Johns Hopkins on Senior Day

The Blue Devil seniors will take the field at Koskinen Stadium one last time against Johns Hopkins Sunday before the NCAA tournament begins.

Junior midfielder Myles Jones netted a hat trick in Duke’s 15-14 loss to Syracuse.

Syracuse outlasts Duke men's lacrosse 15-14 in ACC tournament final

The Blue Devils fought back time and again in the second half but were unable to push past the Orange in Chester, Pa.

Taylor Trimble's pair of goals were not enough for the Blue Devils against sixth-seeded Syracuse Friday.

Duke women's lacrosse falls to Syracuse in ACC tournament semifinals

The Blue Devils took a 3-0 lead but watched Syracuse score seven unanswered goals to take control.

Senior longstick midfielder Brian Dailey picked up nine ground balls as the Duke defense stymied No. 1 Notre Dame to reach Sunday's ACC tournament final.

Duke men's lacrosse upsets No. 1 Notre Dame, advances to ACC title game

The Blue Devil defense put together its best 60 minutes of the season as Duke topped the top-ranked Fighting Irish in the ACC tournament semifinals.

Senior Brigid Smith tied a career-high with four assists in Thursday's 14-7 quarterfinal win against Louisville.

Duke women's lacrosse tops Louisville, advances to ACC tournament semifinals

The Blue Devils got back to their winning ways Thursday, doubling up Louisville to earn a spot in the semifinals against sixth-seeded Syracuse.

The Blue Devils take a three-game winning streak into their ACC tournament semifinal matchup against top-ranked Notre Dame.

Duke men's lacrosse gets rematch with No. 1 Notre Dame in ACC tournament

After a 15-10 loss to the Fighting Irish three weeks ago, Duke enters the conference tournament riding the momentum of a three-game winning streak.

Duke senior Taylor Trimble will look to lead the Blue Devils past the Cardinals in the ACC quarterfinals Thursday.

Duke women's lacrosse set to kick off ACC tournament against Louisville

Missing LDOC and T-Pain is the last thing Duke will think of this week as the Blue Devils start their ACC tournament journey in Charlottesville, Va., Thursday.

Freshman Justin Guterding was one of three Blue Devils to score three goals as Duke rolled past the Golden Eagles on the road Saturday.

Duke lacrosse downs No. 15 Marquette 15-8

Despite a late rally from the home squad, the Blue Devils dominated the Golden Eagles from start to finish for the third time in as many seasons.

North Carolina was able to limit Kerrin Maurer and the Blue Devils' high-powered offense Friday in a clash for the ACC regular season title.

Duke women's lacrosse falls to North Carolina, loses ACC's top spot

The Blue Devils lost a battle of the conference's top two teams Friday night, and now hold the No. 2 seed for the ACC tournament next week.

Leading goal-scorer Brigid Smith and the Blue Devils can clinch the ACC regular season title with a win Friday against No. 2 North Carolina.

No. 3 Duke women's lacrosse battles No. 2 North Carolina for ACC crown

The Blue Devils will take on the Tar Heels for the right to be called regular season conference champions Friday night at Koskinen Stadium.