Duke and Denver will join Cornell and top-seeded Syracuse in the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse Final Four this weekend at Lincoln Financial Field.
David Lawson scored his career-best fifth goal with 2 minutes, 16 seconds remaining to lift seventh-seeded Duke to a 12-11 win over No. 2 Notre Dame (11-5) in the quarterfinals Sunday in Indianapolis.
In their seventh consecutive trip to the Final Four, the Blue Devils (14-5) will play Cornell at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Linc. Duke won the national championship in 2010.
The unseeded Big Red (14-3) routed No. 3 Ohio State, 16-6, on Saturday in College Park, Md.
Eric Law scored with 13 seconds remaining to cap No. 4 Denver's big comeback in a 12-11 quarterfinal win over North Carolina (13-4) on Sunday in Indianapolis. Denver (14-4) trailed by as many as six goals and was down by five at halftime. Wes Berg scored four goals and added an assist for the Pioneers, will face Syracuse (15-3) at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Linc. Law finished with three goals and three assists.
Duke and Notre Dame (11-5) traded goals for most of their game with neither team leading by more than two. The Irish took an 11-9 lead with 9:29 left after consecutive goals to begin the fourth period, but the Blue Devils rallied late. They scored the final three goals.
Notre Dame had several late chances to tie the game but failed to capitalize.
In the Division II championship game, No. 1 Mercyhurst (18-0) will play No. 3 Le Moyne (17-2) at 1 p.m. Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field.
That game will be followed by the Division III national title matchup between the No. 3 Rochester Institute of Technology (19-2) and No 4 Stevenson (21-2) at 4 p.m.
Women's semifinals. Top-seeded and undefeated Maryland will take on No. 4 Syracuse after No. 2 Northwestern faces No. 3 North Carolina in the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse semifinals Friday at Villanova Stadium.
Maryland (21-0) advanced with a 14-9 victory over unseeded Duke (14-6) in the quarterfinals Saturday in College Park, Md., while host Syracuse (18-3) moved on with a 13-9 win over No. 5 Florida (18-3). Their semifinal is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Northwestern (19-2), the two-time defending champion, scored the first five goals in a 15-7 win over visiting No. 7 Penn State (14-7), while North Carolina (16-3) sent unseeded Virginia (11-10) to a 13-9 loss in Chapel Hill, N.C.