This week's cover of Sportswrap features Duke and Miami, who slugged out 42 runs during their three-game series at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Blue Devils were blown out Friday and Sunday but notched their first win against a top-ranked team since 2009 Saturday afternoon.
The Chronicle’s Jesús Hidalgo recaps the weekend in Duke sports. The men’s lacrosse team punched its ticket to the ACC tournament with a 14-8 win at Virginia, and both the men’s and women’s tennis teams rounded out their regular seasons in preparation for next week’s ACC tournaments in Cary, N.C. Duke women’s golf could not capture the ACC championship for the second straight year, but got top-10 finishes from Leona Maguire and Virginia Elena Carta. Sportswrap is your one-stop shop for everything that happened this weekend in Duke athletics.
Class sets single-season record as Duke men's lacrosse beats Virginia to punch ticket to ACC tournament: Despite a slow start, No. 16 Duke used a nine-goal outburst in the second half to down Virginia 14-8 Sunday in both teams’ final shot at an ACC tournament bid. Senior midfielder Deemer Class led the way, scoring three of his five goals in the fourth quarter to set a new single-season record for goals by a Blue Devil midfielder.
Duke women's golf finishes third at ACC championship as Cavaliers repeat: Despite a collection of solid performances Sunday, No. 5 Duke watched No. 17 Virginia hoist the ACC championship trophy for the second consecutive year, finishing in third place after posting a three-day score of 883.
Duke baseball bounces back from rough series opener, routs No. 1 Miami 12-5: Duke scored nine runs in the first two innings and beat No. 1 Miami 12-5, bouncing back from a 14-2 loss in Friday’s series opener and picking up its first win against a top-ranked opponent since 2009.
Offensive storm: Top-ranked Hurricanes blank Duke baseball 9-0 in series finale: No. 1 Miami rolled to a 9-0 victory against Duke in Sunday’s rubber match at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, escaping Durham with its sixth consecutive series win and extending its Coastal Division lead to five games.
Georgia Tech outlasts Duke women's tennis with Capra out again: No. 16 Georgia Tech dealt the short-handed No. 8 Blue Devils a tight 4-3 loss Friday afternoon. at the Ken Byers Tennis Complex in Atlanta. Four of the six singles matches went three sets—and three needed tiebreakers—but No. 49 Paige Hourigan outlasted Duke's No. 41 Kaitlyn McCarthy on court two to give the Yellow Jackets the win.
Duke women's tennis bounces back to beat Clemson and earn double-bye in ACC tournament: Despite the absence of senior leader Beatrice Capra for the third straight match, the Blue Devils closed out the regular season on a high note at Clemson and earned a much-needed two-day bye in the ACC tournament.
Thompson, Clark shatter school records for Duke track and field on West Coast trip: Senior Megan Clark rewrote her own record set at the Battle of the Blues two weeks ago with a new outdoor best of 14 feet, 11 inches, and graduate student Shaun Thompson shattered Robbie Perkins’ 40-year-old record in the 10,000 meters by nearly 10 seconds with a new NCAA top time of 28:47.48.
Duke women's lacrosse watches late lead slip away, falls in OT to No. 10 Notre Dame: No. 13 Duke held a 9-7 lead with three minutes remaining in regulation but surrendered back-to-back tallies to No. 10 Notre Dame as the hosts took the game into overtime, where Fighting Irish attacker Rachel Sexton capitalized on a costly Duke turnover and beat Blue Devil goalkeeper Kelsey Duryea to give her team a 10-9 win.
Duke men's tennis can't hold 3-0 lead, falls to Clemson: Clemson stormed back with four straight singles victories to snatch a 4-3 win from Duke at Ambler Tennis Stadium. Daniel McCall’s final two sets had to be decided by tiebreakers, but the senior could not come away with either one, leaving the Blue Devils with their third straight loss and fourth 4-3 loss on the year.
North Carolina spoils Senior Day, routs Duke men's tennis 6-1: The Blue Devils dropped the first five singles matches after conceding the doubles point, and head into the postseason having lost four in a row, including three to teams ranked in the top seven in the country.
Emily Schubert signs with Duke women's basketball, joining Odom in Class of 2016: Duke announced Saturday that it has signed Emily Schubert—a 6-foot-4 forward—to a national letter of intent as part of the late signing period, doubling the size of the Blue Devils' Class of 2016. Schubert will join top-10 recruit Leaonna Odom as head coach Joanne P. McCallie's incoming freshmen in the fall. The Elizabethton, Tenn., native averaged 11.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks as a senior and captured the state title as a junior.
Quote of the Week
"There’s really not much else to say. They’re having a great season, and they’re doing a great job. We need to flush this down the toilet"
—Duke men's tennis head coach Ramsey Smith, after Sunday's 6-1 loss to No. 5 North Carolina
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