Tuesday, June 1, 2010

DUKE WINS FIRST LAX NATIONAL TITLE IN SPECTACULAR FASHION

By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun

CJ Costabile lived the dream.As a youth, Costabile imagined scoring the game-winning goal.

As a sophomore long-stick midfielder for Duke, Costabile did just that, scoring just five seconds into overtime to lift the No. 5 seed Blue Devils to a 6-5 victory decision over unseeded Notre Dame in the NCAA tournament final at M&T Bank Stadium on Monday.

On the opening faceoff of overtime, Costabile popped the ball away from Fighting Irish senior Trever Sipperly and collected it. He sprinted into the offensive zone and fired a shot from about 10 yards over goalkeeper Scott Rodgers' right shoulder to set off a wild celebration just outside the Notre Dame cage.

It was the fastest goal to start an overtime period in NCAA history, and it concluded the lowest-scoring game in NCAA history.

To read more, click here and here.

Championship game photo gallery, click here.

(Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr. / May 31, 2010)

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