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Duke wins first game of the year, beat Siena 20-6

Zach Howell led the Blue Devils with nine points (7 goals and two assists) as the Blue Devils move to 1-0 on the season following their 20-6 win over Siena
Zach Howell led the Blue Devils with nine points (7 goals and two assists) as the Blue Devils move to 1-0 on the season following their 20-6 win over Siena

As I sat and wondered how coach John Danowski will use senior attackman Zach Howell in 2011, my questions were answered on Saturday as Howell exploded for seven goals and two assists. 

11 different players scored for the Blue Devils and 15 players registered a point as the Blue Devils are now 1-0 and play #7 Notre Dame next weekend in the first ever Sunshine Classic in Jacksonville, Fla. 

"I was really delighted with the focus of the team," head coach John Danowski said. "The theme of today was that last year was way gone and it was about you now and you creating your new path, whatever that's going to be. Two things we wanted to was get after ground balls and exchange the ball well, just clear well and possessing on offense. If we can do those two things I thought we could be successful. I'm certainly delighted with the effort."              Duke coach John Danowski

 

Duke was up 5-0 just under eight minutes into the game and Siena really never had a chance. 

 

Duke dominated the game in all facets as the Blue Devils outshot the Saints 47-22. The Blue Devils won 18 of the 28 faceoffs, with Costabile going 9-of-14 at the X.  The Blue Devils won the ground ball game 42-29 and Costabile led the way with six