The quarterfinals of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament continued on Sunday afternoon and the festivities got underway with a huge match up between the top-seeded Duke Blue Devils and Johns Hopkins. When it was all said and done, Duke will be advancing to the semifinals for the eighth consecutive year as they walked away with the 19-11 victory.
Duke got things off to a quick start when the took a 1-0 lead five minutes into the game off the goal from Case Matheis. By the time there was five minutes left in the first, the Blue Devils had built a commanding 6-0 lead following a goal from Josh Dionne.
From there, Johns Hopkins saw that their backs were against the wall and they started to get the wheels in motion, cutting the lead to 7-3 by the time the first quarter was over and even grabbing a 12-8 lead by the end of the second quarter.
By the end of the third, though, Duke had regained the lead at 14-10 and they were able to hold off Johns Hopkins the rest of the way from there to advance to the final four, along with Maryland and Notre Dame who advanced on Saturday.
The complete national semifinals are almost set, all that’s left to see for Duke now is who they will face, Denver or Drexel?