Duke beats Notre Dame 12-11 in NCAA lax quarters

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — David Lawson scored his career-best fifth goal with 2:16 remaining to lift Duke to a 12-11 win against Notre Dame in the lacrosse quarterfinals Sunday.

The Blue Devils (14-5) advance to play Cornell in Saturday's semifinals in Philadelphia. It will be Duke's seventh consecutive trip to the Final Four. The Blue Devils won the national championship in 2010.

Duke and Notre Dame (11-5) traded goals for most of the game with neither team leading by more than two. The Irish took an 11-9 lead with 9:29 left after consecutive goals to begin the fourth period, but the Blue Devils rallied late. They scored the final three goals.

Notre Dame had multiple late chances to tie but failed to capitalize.

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