Saturday, April 24, 2010


Top-seeded Virginia defeated fourth-seed Duke, 16-12, in the first semifinal of the 2010 ACC Men’s Lacrosse Championship, which was held on Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium on the campus of the University of Maryland.

Sophomore attackman Chris Bocklet and junior midfielder Shamel Bratton each tallied a hat-trick to lead the second-ranked and top-seeded Wahoos to their 13th appearance in the title game and first since 2008. The win also snapped an eight-game losing streak to Duke.

In the other semi, third-seed and tournament host Maryland advanced with a 13-5 victory over the second-seeded UNC Tar Heels.

The Terps improved to 9-2 on the season (1-2 ACC) and will make their 10th appearance in the title game – their first since 2006 when Maryland fell at the hands to the Virginia Cavaliers, 11-5. The two programs have faced one another four times in the title game and are knotted at 2-2 in the series.

The loss gives the second-ranked Tar Heels an 11-2 mark this season (2-1 ACC).
The final will be played 3:30 pm on Sunday. Check your local listings for television.

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(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr.)

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