DURHAM- Duke Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach John Danowski announced the 2022 schedule. The Blue Devils open the season on February 4 in Durham and will play 10 home games at Koskinen Stadium.
A difficult slate in 2022
The 2022 list includes eight of the top 15 teams in the 2021 NCAA Tournament and nine of the Nike/USA Lacrosse Magazine preseason top 20. Duke, coming in at No. 3, has matchups against five of the poll’s top nine teams. . The Blue Devils also face High Point and Richmond, who received special mention as teams just outside the top 20.
February full of action
Duke will play a seven-game schedule in February, with the first six taking place at Durham in 19 days. The Blue Devils are 70-17 all-time in the month of February, but have never played more than five games in the month.
Duke opens the year with a weekend against Robert Morris and defending America East champion and preseason No. 19 Vermont on Feb. 4 and 6, respectively. The following weekend, Duke hosts Manhattan and Jacksonville at Koskinen Stadium before hosting No. 12 Denver on February 19.
The Blue Devils are 9-6 against the Pioneers and have won four straight by a total of just eight goals. Denver’s last win at Durham was a 14-12 triumph in 2013.
Duke closes its February home roster against Delaware on February 22. The game features the return of current Blue Hen head coach Ben DeLucawho served as an assistant coach for the Blue Devils in 2014. This will be the first game between the two since a tournament at the 2011 NCAA Tournament in Durham.
The Blue Devils hit the road for the first time to face Ivy League foe and preseason No. 9 Penn on February 26. Penn returns to the field for the first time since the spring of 2020 after the Ivy League did not play in 2021 due to COVID-19.
Schedule the slowdowns and ACC play starts in March
After playing seven games in 23 days, Duke is slowing to one game a week in March. The Blue Devils travel to High Point for a game on March 1 before returning to host Richmond on March 5. Duke ends the month on the road taking trips to play No. 7 Loyola, Towson and No. 14 Syracuse.
The Blue Devils are facing Loyola for the 23rd straight year, dating back to an 11-10 win over the Greyhounds in 2000. Duke is 18-7 against the Greyhounds in 22 years and 15-6 in regular season games.
The 2021 season was the first time the two hadn’t played in the regular season since 1999, meeting instead in a thrilling NCAA quarterfinal that saw Duke edge Loyola, 10-9, in overtime.
Duke begins conference play March 26 at No. 14 Syracuse for a 2 p.m. game at the Carrier Dome. The Blue Devils, 7-13 on aggregate against the Orange, are looking for their first win at Syracuse.
North Carolina, Notre Dame and Virginia Oh My
April and May will be filled with Tar Heels, Irish and Cavaliers. Duke faces North Carolina and Notre Dame twice and hosts Virginia for one game.
The Blue Devils start April with a short trip to Chapel Hill to take on No. 6 North Carolina. Duke aims to avenge the setback at Kenan Stadium in 2021. Duke returns home for a three-game homestand that includes Notre Dame, Virginia and North Carolina.
Last year, the Blue Devils separated from the Tar Heels and the Irish and edged Virginia on the road. Duke hasn’t lost to the Cavaliers in the regular season since 2004. The three-game streak will take place over 13 days, from April 2-14, before the Blue Devils get an extended break during the quarter-finals. final exams.
Duke will play two games in May before the start of the NCAA Tournament. The Blue Devils host North Carolina on May 1 and end the regular season at Notre Dame on May 7.
The full TV schedule will be released at a later date by the ACC and ESPN. Every Duke home game will be viewable on ESPN’s family of networks – ACC Network, ESPNU or ACC Network Extra.
* Dates, opponents and times are subject to change. All changes will be posted on GoDuke.com and social media platforms*
|2022 Duke Men’s Lacrosse Schedule|
|Friday||February 4||ROBERT MORRIS||Durham, North Carolina||5:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||February 6||VERMONT||Durham, North Carolina||1:00 p.m.|
|Friday||February 11th||MANHATTAN||Durham, North Carolina||15:00|
|Sunday||February 13||JACKSONVILLE||Durham, North Carolina||1:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||February 19||DENVER||Durham, North Carolina||12:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||February 22||DELAWARE||Durham, North Carolina||15:00|
|Saturday||February 26||against Penn||To be determined||12:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||March 1||at the climax||High Point, North Carolina||7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||March 5||RICHMOND||Durham, North Carolina||12:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||12th of March||at Loyola||Baltimore, Maryland||3:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||March 19||against Towson||washington d.c.||3:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||March 26||in Syracuse||Syracuse, NY||2:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||April 2||in North Carolina||Chapel Hill, North Carolina||2:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||April 9||OUR LADY||Durham, North Carolina||1:00 p.m.|
|Thusday||April 14||VIRGINIA||Durham, North Carolina||6:00 p.m.|
|Sunday||1st May||NORTH CAROLINA||Durham, North Carolina||5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||May 7||at Notre Dame||Notre Dame, Ind.||12:00 p.m.|