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Duke’s Matheis named to All-ACC men’s lax tournament team

Duke University sophomore Case Matheis was named to the All-ACC tournament team for his performance in the conference’s men’s lacrosse semifinals last Friday in Chester, Pa.

Matheis, a 2012 graduate of Darien High School, was one of two Duke Blue Devils to receive the honor, joining teammate Deemer Class, a sophomore midfielder.

An attacker, Matheis had a hat trick and two assists during the Devils’ 16-15 loss to Syracuse in the ACC semis. The defeat ended second-seeded Duke’s eight-game winning streak.

The game was a meeting of the top two ranked teams in NCAA Div. 1 men’s lacrosse, with Syracuse (10-4) at No. 1 and Duke (12-3) at No. 2.

Notre Dame, the No 4 seed in the ACC, won the conference championship on Sunday with a 15-14 win over Syracuse.

Matheis scored all three of his goals during the first half, as Duke carried a 10-8 lead into halftime. He then assisted on Josh Dionne’s goal to open the second half, as the Devils went up by three.

Duke led 14-10 with less than 10 minutes to play, but Syracuse ended with a 6-1 win to get the dramatic victory.

Matheis is in the midst of another stellar year for the Blue Devils. He’s collected 16 goals and 16 assists for 32 points in 14 games, while also scooping up 24 ground balls.

As a freshman last spring, Matheis had 28 goals and 24 assists in 21 games, helping the Blue Devils win the NCAA D1 championship.

Duke will finish the regular season with a game at Boston University at 1 p.m., Sunday, May 4, before beginning the D1 tournament a week later.

Duke sophomore Case Matheis of Darien keeps the offense moving during earlier this season. Matheis was named to the All-ACC tournament team for his efforts in Friday's semifinals. (Duke Athletics Photo)

Duke sophomore Case Matheis of Darien keeps the offense moving during earlier this season. Matheis was named to the All-ACC tournament team for his efforts in Friday’s semifinals. (Duke Athletics Photo)

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