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Duke's Greg DeLuca, right, drives past Cornell's Connor (Credit: AP)

Duke's Greg DeLuca, right, drives past Cornell's Connor Buczek during the first half of an NCAA Division I semifinal lacrosse game. (May 25, 2013)

NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament

Duke defeated Cornell, 16-14, in the first semifinal of the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championship Saturday at Philadelphia. Syracuse beat Denver, 9-8, in the second semifinal.

Denver's Garret Holst, left, brings the ball past
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Denver's Garret Holst, left, brings the ball past Syracuse's Luke Cometti during the first half. (May 25, 2013)

Denver's Eric Adamson celebrates in front of Syracuse's
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Denver's Eric Adamson celebrates in front of Syracuse's Steve Ianzito after scoring a goal the first half. (May 25, 2013)

Denver's Ryan LaPlante makes a save during the
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Denver's Ryan LaPlante makes a save during the first half. (May 25, 2013)

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Denver's Garret Holst reaches for a loose ball
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Denver's Garret Holst reaches for a loose ball in front of Syracuse's Cal Paduda during the first half. (May 25, 2013)

Denver's Eric Adamson, left, shoots and scores a
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Denver's Eric Adamson, left, shoots and scores a goal on Syracuse's Dominic Lamolinara during the first half. (May 25, 2013)

Syracuse's Derek Maltz shoots against Denver goalie Jamie
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Syracuse's Derek Maltz shoots against Denver goalie Jamie Faus during the second half. (May 25, 2013)

Syracuse's Luke Cometti, third from left, takes a
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Syracuse's Luke Cometti, third from left, takes a shot on Denver goalie Jamie Faus, left, during the second half. (May 25, 2013)

The Syracuse lacrosse team celebrates their 9-8 win
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The Syracuse lacrosse team celebrates their 9-8 win over Denver. (May 25, 2013)

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Denver's Jamie Faus collides with Syracuse's Dylan Donahue
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Denver's Jamie Faus collides with Syracuse's Dylan Donahue while chasing the loose ball during the second half. (May 25, 2013)

Syracuse's Ryan Barber, center, loses the ball after
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Syracuse's Ryan Barber, center, loses the ball after being hit by Denver's Harley Brown, right, during the second half. (May 25, 2013)

Denver's Garret Holst walks past Syracuse's Derek Maltz
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Denver's Garret Holst walks past Syracuse's Derek Maltz and Luke Cometti as they celebrate after Maltz scored a goal in the second half. (May 25, 2013)

Duke's David Lawson scores on Cornell's AJ Fiore
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Duke's David Lawson scores on Cornell's AJ Fiore during the second half. (May 25, 2013)

Duke's David Lawson scores on Cornell's AJ Fiore
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Duke's David Lawson scores on Cornell's AJ Fiore during the second half. (May 25, 2013)

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Duke's David Lawson, right, brings the ball past
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Duke's David Lawson, right, brings the ball past Cornell's Jason Noble during the second half. (May 25, 2013)

Cornell's Rob Pannell watches Duke's Charlie Payton, left,
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Cornell's Rob Pannell watches Duke's Charlie Payton, left, and Chris Hipps, right, celebrate at the end of the game. (May 25, 2013)

Duke's Case Matheis, right, takes a shot against
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Duke's Case Matheis, right, takes a shot against Cornell goalie AJ Fiore during the second half. (May 25, 2013)

Duke's Jake Tripucka, center, celebrates with David Lawson,
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Duke's Jake Tripucka, center, celebrates with David Lawson, left, and Josh Dionne after scoring a goal during the second half. (May 25, 2013)

Duke's Brendan Fowler, right, defends against Cornell's Jordan
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Duke's Brendan Fowler, right, defends against Cornell's Jordan Stevens who brings the ball upfield during the second half. (May 25, 2013)

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Cornell's Rob Pannell drives past Duke's Bill Conners
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Cornell's Rob Pannell drives past Duke's Bill Conners during the first half of an NCAA Division I semifinal lacrosse game. (May 25, 2013)

Duke's Greg DeLuca, right, drives past Cornell's Connor
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Duke's Greg DeLuca, right, drives past Cornell's Connor Buczek during the first half of an NCAA Division I semifinal lacrosse game. (May 25, 2013)

Duke's Bill Conners takes a shot on goal
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Duke's Bill Conners takes a shot on goal and scores while Cornell's Connor Buczek defends during the first half of an NCAA Division I semifinal lacrosse game. (May 25, 2013)

Duke's Jordan Wolf, middle, shoots and scores a
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Duke's Jordan Wolf, middle, shoots and scores a goal around Cornell's Jason Noble (45) and AJ Fiore (47) during the first half of an NCAA Division I semifinal lacrosse game. (May 25, 2013)

Cornell's Rob Pannell celebrates after scoring a goal
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Cornell's Rob Pannell celebrates after scoring a goal in the first half of an NCAA Division I semifinal lacrosse game. (May 25, 2013)

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