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April 18, 1999

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s John O’Donnell scored 3:05 into overtime to helpthe second-ranked Blue Devils to a 10-9 defeat of the fourth-rankedCavaliers today in Durham. O’Donnell, who had put Duke ahead 9-8 with 4:27to go in regulation, added his second goal of the afternoon as he bounced ashot into the Cavaliers’ cage. With the win, Duke becomes the top seed atthe 1999 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championships this weekend in Chapel Hill whilethe Cavaliers are the second seed.

Duke went up 4-0 in the first ten minutes of the game thanks to ahat trick by T. J. Durnan. But the Cavaliers rallied as former high schoolteammates Tucker Radebaugh (Baltimore, Md./St. Paul’s) and Conor Gill(Baltimore, Md./St. Paul’s) scored 42 seconds apart to cut the deficit to4-2, but Durnan added a goal with five seconds to go in the period to stakethe Blue Devils to a 5-2 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Duke added two goals two minutes into the second period as BrendanKeaney and Nick Hartofolis added to the Blue Devil lead, which stood at 7-2with 12:52 to go in the the first half. But the Cavaliers rallied again asRadebaugh scored unassisted at 9:19, and Hanley Holcomb (Ridgewood,N.J./Salisbury) scored 31 seconds later. Holcomb assisted on the next goalas he fed David Baruch (Haverford, Pa./Lawrenceville) 1:29 before the endof the quarter. At the end of the first half, Duke held a 7-5 lead.

The second half was split in two distinctive periods. Defensereigned in the third quarter as both squads were held scoreless. But thefourth quarter saw six goals scored, starting with Duke’s goal just 37seconds into the period. Durnan fed Jared Frood to give the Blue Devils an8-5 lead. The Cavaliers again rallied, starting with Dave Jenkins’ (Dedham,Mass./Taft) goal 8 seconds after Frood’s goal. Jay Jalbert (Huntington,N.Y./Cold Spring Harbor) scored with 7:25 to go, and Holcomb added hissecond goal 42 seconds later to tie the game at 8-8.

O’Donnell put the Blue Devils ahead again as he scored with 4:27 togo, but Radebaugh fed Gill with 2:07 remaining in regulation to forceanother tie. The Cavaliers won the ensuing faceoff, but lost the ballgiving the Blue Devils a chance to win in regulation. Duke missed a coupleof shots, sending the game into overtime.

In the overtime period, Duke won the faceoff and hit the pipe withone shot and retained possession on their other two shots beforeO’Donnell’s bounce shot went in.

The Cavaliers will face Maryland, the third seed, at the 1999 ACCChampionships. The game is a rematch of the 1998 ACC title game, which waswon by Maryland 14-11. Earlier this season, the Cavaliers defeated theTerrapins 13-4.

          1  2  3  4  ot   F   (Records)#4 Virginia    2  3  0  4  0    9   (6-3, 2-1 ACC)#2 Duke        5  2  0  2  1   10   (10-1, 2-1 ACC)

Goals: V: Radebaugh 2, Holcomb 2, Gill 2, Baruch, Jalbert, Jenkins D: Durnan 4, O’Donnell 2, Frood, N. Hartofilis, Kakel, B. KeaneyAssists: V: Holcomb, Radebaugh D: Durnan, Kakel, Patchak, SchubertSaves: V: Derek Kenney 11, D: Matt Breslin 12Shots: V: 38, D: 37Faceoffs: V: 11, D: 12 Penalties: V: 3/2:30, d: 3/2:30Ground balls: V: 41, D: 40Clearing: V: 15-21, D: 19-26 EMO: V:1/3, D: 1/3

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