May 23, 2009
LAX: Syracuse 17, Duke 7
Kenny Nams and Patrick Perritt both scored four goals, leading Syracuse to a 17-7 rout of Duke at the NCAA lacrosse semifinals in Foxborough, Mass.
The defending champions scored four times in both the first and second periods to build an 8-4 halftime lead, then ended any Duke hopes of coming back with a six-goal third to lead 14-6 entering the fourth.
With the victory, they rose to 15-2 and their eighth straight win ended Duke's string of nine straight wins.
Syracuse improved to 17-10 in NCAA semifinals and is 60-18 in the post-season.
The Orange plays either Cornell or Virginia for the title.
The Blue Devils (15-4) were led by Max Quinzani's three goals with one assist and three goals from Zach Howell.