Duke beats Notre Dame to win 1st lacrosse title

The Duke Blue Devils celebrate their first goal

The Duke Blue Devils celebrate their first goal against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2010 NCAA Division 1 Lacrosse Championship game. (May 31, 2010) (Credit: Getty Images)

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BALTIMORE – After a clean faceoff win to begin overtime, defenseman C.J. Costabile raced in untouched and scored high on goalie Scott Rodgers to give Duke a dramatic 6-5 victory over Notre Dame Monday in the lowest-scoring NCAA men’s lacrosse championship game in history.

Costabile’s goal five seconds into the extra period brought the Blue Devils (15-4) their first national championship in men’s lacrosse. Until that point, Rodgers, from MacArthur, had been the star of the game with 15 saves. Notre Dame finished 10-7.

Zach Brenneman of East Hampton scored three goals for Notre Dame. Justin Turri of West Islip scored the game-tying goal in regulation for Duke with 8:44 left.

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