Lacrosse the Internet: Memorial Monday Edition

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Keys to the Championship: Notre Dame's Physical Defense, Lobb on Kavanagh
Duke enters Memorial Day’s NCAA Championship game vs. Notre Dame as a 1.5-goal favorite in Vegas, aiming to win their third title in five seasons. After facing the prospect of their season’s premature end heading into the ACC Tournament, Notre Dame is looking to win the program’s first NCAA championship, and is scoring 14.2 goals per game and allowing 11 in the last five outings.

Quint: Breaking Down the NCAA Title Game
Notre Dame is a battle-tested team, and most importantly, the Fighting Irish has averaged 12 goals per game in its recent six-game winning streak.

Coughlin: Duke Has Edge in Championship Probabilities
Duke had the highest chance of any team to make the NCAA Championship as the Blue Devils now look to defend their title.

Duke, Notre Dame Prepared for Championship Battle
When Duke and Notre Dame meet at 1 p.m. Monday with the national title on the line, it will be a rematch of an April 5 game between the two, won 15-7 by the Blue Devils in South Bend. Some things are the same, but many things have changed since then.

How Notre Dame Will Take Down Duke
Following his team's dismissal of Maryland, an 11-6 beating on Saturday that put the Fighting Irish in Monday's NCAA men's lacrosse championship game against Duke, Notre Dame coach Kevin Corrigan took a playful swipe at those wishing the Irish had gone away earlier in May.

Breaking down Monday's Duke-Notre Dame national title game
Duke enters Memorial Day’s NCAA Championship game vs. Notre Dame as a 1.5-goal favorite in Vegas, aiming to win their third title in five seasons. After facing the prospect of their season’s premature end heading into the ACC Tournament, Notre Dame is looking to win the program’s first NCAA championship, and is scoring 14.2 goals per game and allowing 11 in the last five outings.

Entering championship game, Matt Kavanagh does it all for Notre Dame
Sophomore Matt Kavanagh has an unusual stat line befitting his varied role on the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team. He leads the Fighting Irish in goals, assists and penalties and is second in groundballs.

Defending champ Duke stands in way of Notre Dame's title quest
The landscape in men's lacrosse has changed in some respects since Duke and Notre Dame last met for the national championship four years ago. For one thing, they're now in the same conference.

Duke hopes 2-goalie system results in another men’s lacrosse title
First, Duke goalie Kyle Turri learned he would enter Saturday’s NCAA semifinal against Denver. The chance to stretch out after three quarters on the sideline would have to wait until he was in the cage.

Keys To Victory For The NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship
Remember Memorial Day 2010? Katy Perry's "California Gurls" was rocketing up the charts, and "Shrek Forever After" claimed the box office. It was a simpler time, when LeBron James had yet to make his "decision," and at M&T Bank Stadium, Duke and Notre Dame met for the Division I men's lacrosse championship.

Aaron in goal for Duke's back-to-back title chase
Luke Aaron started, but didn’t finish, Duke’s last two NCAA Tournament wins.

Irish look to earn first national championship
Monday’s championship is not about avenging defeats from years past, Irish coach Kevin Corrigan said.

Duke, Notre Dame have developed powerful lacrosse programs
Mention the University of Notre Dame and most sports fans immediately think of a tradition-rich football program. Talk about Duke University and the first thing that comes to mind is a basketball dynasty led by head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

The Legacy of Jimmy Regan
When the Duke men’s lacrosse team takes the field each weekend in the spring, the players’ uniforms bear a subtle yet powerful tribute to one of their own.

Notre Dame’s Goalie Emerges as Possible Answer to Duke’s Versatile Offense
Duke needed eight playmakers, six goal scorers, five key defensemen and two goalies to beat Denver on Saturday and advance to the N.C.A.A. men’s lacrosse title game for a third time in five seasons.

Duke's Kyle Keenan (Smithtown West) elevates game in time for title contest vs. Notre Dame
It's not that Duke's high-powered offense is simply a plug-and-play unit. Some parts surely are more important than others. But when Kyle Keenan stepped in for one of the nation's top finishers, Josh Dionne, and scored four goals Saturday in his first game this season on attack, it was considered a bit of a surprise.

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