BALTIMORE -- Duke’s men’s lacrosse players could barely move a yard without feeling a nudge, push or knock from their Maryland opponents on Saturday evening.
The unseeded Terrapins chased down the No. 5 seed Blue Devils, thwacking arms with sticks and checking with impunity. When junior midfielder Justin Turri slipped inside late in the game, his shifty moves were met with a ferocious blow that forced him to the ground. He never got off a shot.
That hard-hitting, aggressive style led to a 9-4 Maryland victory over the defending national champions at M&T Bank Stadium in the NCAA Division I men’s lacrosse semifinal game.