Sportswrap is your one-stop shop for everything that happened this weekend in Duke athletics. This week's print edition features senior Myles Jones, who made history during the Blue Devils' 16-1 rout of No. 15 Marquette Friday night.
The Chronicle's Jack Dolgin recaps the weekend in Duke athletics:
Amile Jefferson receives medical hardship waiver, officially eligible to play in 2016-17: The ACC approved a medical hardship waiver for forward Amile Jefferson Friday, officially making the Philadelphia native eligible to return for a fifth season in 2016-17. The forward suffered a fractured right foot in practice Dec. 12 and missed the rest of the season, confined to the sidelines in a walking boot and crutches for much of that time.
Duke men's lacrosse delivers sparkling performance in 16-1 rout of Golden Eagles: No. 16 Duke dismantled No. 15 Marquette 16-1 at Koskinen Stadium, exposing the Golden Eagles’ top-ranked scoring defense, which arrived in Durham allowing just 6.5 goals per game. After notching the opening tally of the game on his own, senior Myles Jones found sophomore Justin Guterding for the second Duke goal of the game, becoming the first midfielder in Division I history to record 100 goals and 100 assists.
Shuman ties for second at ACC championship as Duke men's golf finishes fifth: Sophomore Jake Shuman birdied the first four holes on the back nine Sunday afternoon at the ACC championship, part of a six-birdie final round, tying for second at the ACC championship. As a team, Duke finished fifth at one over par, 26 shots off of No. 10 Clemson's championship pace.
Duke women's tennis bows out in ACC quarterfinals after dropping disjointed match against Virginia: Three weeks to the day after Duke swept Virginia on the Cavaliers' home courts, a rain-delayed and relocated rematch brought a much different outcome. Virginia rolled to a 4-2 win against the fourth-seeded Blue Devils in the ACC tournament quarterfinals Friday at N.C. State's J.W. Isenhour Tennis Facility, sending the Blue Devils home on their first day of postseason action for the second straight year.
Season over for Duke men's tennis after ACC tournament loss to Fighting Irish: Notre Dame bounced Duke from the ACC tournament Thursday, beating the Blue Devils 4-1 at the Cary Tennis Park. Duke will miss the NCAA tournament for the first time in head coach Ramsey Smith's eight-year tenure. Sophomore Nicolas Alvarez is expected to receive an invite to the NCAA singles competition.
North Carolina doubles up Duke women's lacrosse 16-8 to close regular season: No. 3 North Carolina used a dominant 7-0 first half run to roll to an easy 16-8 win on its Senior Day against No. 15 Duke in another edition of the Tobacco Road rivalry Saturday at Fetzer Field. Six Tar Heels scored at least two goals, and the Blue Devils head into the postseason having lost three of their last four games.
Clark sets year's top NCAA clearance in at Duke Invitational: Senior Megan Clark claimed the Duke Invitational title, school and conference record and top mark in the NCAA so far this season with a clearance of 15 feet, 2 1/4 inches Saturday—one of two wins and two program records set by Blue Devil seniors in the two-day meet at Morris Williams Track and Field Stadium.
Duke baseball crushes Virginia Tech 19-9 after dropping series opener on walk-off double: After a walk-off double gave Virginia Tech a 3-2 win in the postponed series opener Saturday, the Blue Devils responded with 19 runs on 19 hits in the second game of the day to claim a lopsided victory and even the series. Justin Bellinger launched two-run homer in the ninth to tie game one, then went 3-for-3 with three RBIs in the second game as Duke scored its most runs in a game since 2008.
McAfee, Stallings combine for gem as Duke baseball beats Hokies 3-1: Brian McAfee hurled eight strong innings and southpaw Mitch Stallings recorded his sixth save as the Blue Devils defeated Virginia Tech 3-1 Sunday at English Field at Union Park in Blacksburg, Va.
Duke rowing ties for first at Dale England Cup: Duke tied for first at the Dale England Cup Saturday in Bloomington, Ind., against No. 14 Indiana, No. 17 Notre Dame and Navy.
Quote of the Week:
“I think it’s just a testament of learning how to play midfield from the day I stepped on campus and playing with great players. I won’t say it was easy, but all the guys on our team aren’t surprised.”
—Duke senior Myles Jones, on becoming the first midfielder in Division I history to reach 100 goals and 100 assists for his career
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