Duke beats Notre Dame to win 1st lacrosse title
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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.