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Sympathy For The Devils

By Wyatt Earp | June 1, 2010

Duke Blue Devils: 2010 NCAA Division I Mens Lacrosse Champions!

Sophomore defenseman CJ Costabile scored five seconds into overtime to give Duke University its first national lacrosse title with a 6-5 victory over the University of Notre Dame.

Costabile took the opening faceoff in overtime and ran right at the Notre Dame goal, unleashing a shot that got past goalie Scott Rodgers for the victory.

Duke’s triumph came four years after a scandal led university president Richard Brodhead to cancel most of the team’s 2006 season. Three players were charged with rape in the alleged sexual assault of an exotic dancer after she performed at a team party. All charges later were dropped and the prosecutor in the case was disbarred.

“It’s a culmination of four years for the seniors,” Duke coach John Danowski said in an on-field television interview. “It’s a win, and it just means the world that these guys can share in this.”

This was a fantastic game: great goaltending, terrific defense, and an awesome overtime finish. The boys and I , and were glad we did.

Topics: Lacrosse | 3 Comments »

3 Responses to “Sympathy For The Devils”

  1. Sully Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    The political grandstanding in that case was utterly shameless. While I think the boys may have been rude to the girl, they did not rape her.

    The Prosecutor got what he deserved in the end.

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    June 1st, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Sully – His disbarment was the ultimate justice.

  3. MJenks Says:
    June 2nd, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    I saw the whole debacle right before my eyes, boys. It was a fiasco with a capital FEE. And the people of Durham ate his crap right out of the palm of his hand. Prayer vigils for the community that was afflicted by this tragedy, community handholding and crying for the evil, terrible racially-unbalanced university and how poorly they treat the community that supports them (a laughable claim if ever I’ve heard one).

    Disbarring was the kindest thing that happened.

    And…ahem…I still say the OTHER team should have won that match.