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“It’s sort of inexplicable in some ways,” said Starsia, whose program lost in the quarterfinals for the first time since 1998. “We never could get the playing piece just the way we wanted to. I think that falls on my shoulders above all else. But I’m really proud of these guys and I couldn’t ask for much more.”

Duke 17, Colgate 6

Robert Rotanz scored a career-best five goals, leading Duke to a victory against Colgate.

Duke (15-4), seeded No. 3, advances to the semifinals to play ACC rival Maryland on Saturday in Baltimore in a rematch of last year’s semis.