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Pre-Final Four note from Duke

Duke coach John Danowski was a few minutes late to a scheduled teleconference call on Tuesday, so this entry will be a little shorter than I had planned.

Perhaps the most interesting development involves the fluid situation in the net.

Freshman Dan Wigrizer started 14 games for the Blue Devils, but senior Mike Rock has started the last three. But in the No. 5 seed Duke’s 17-9 thrashing of No. 4 seed North Carolina in a NCAA Tournament quarterfinal on Saturday, Rock allowed five goals, made just one save, and was pulled before halftime. Wigrizer was slightly better as he surrendered three goals and made three saves.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Danowski played coy when asked about which goalie would start against top-seeded Virginia in a national semifinal on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.

"Who knows?" he said. "We’re looking forward to a great week of practice. We got a jump on things, and we were able to get in a little workout on Sunday night. We had a good one ysterday, and we’ll see how the week goes, and may the best man win."

A little later, Danowski added, "This is a team sport, and whatever it takes to get it done, we’ll do anything that we need to do for the team."

Posted by Edward Lee at 8:00 AM | | Comments (1)
        

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Not sure it really matters. The offense needs to do their thing with utilizing their fire power. A mediocre job in goal can be overcome when your offense puts up 17 goals.

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Ed: What if the other team is putting up 18?

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