The Syracuse Orange will take on the Duke Blue Devils in the 2013 NCAA Division I Lacrosse Championship game on Monday.
The Orange were the top seed in the tournament, but they had close games in both the quarterfinals and semifinals. They needed a three-goal rally to advance past unseeded Yale, with the winning goal coming with just 13 seconds left in the game. Their semifinal victory over No. 4 seed Denver was a similar thriller, with the Orange picking up two goals in the final minute to advance.
No. 7 seed Duke didn't have any games that were quite that close, but they did score three late, unanswered goals to advance past second-seeded Notre Dame. They followed that by ending Cornell's Cinderella bid with a 14-12 victory over the unseeded Big Red.
Duke enters the game with a 15-5 record and a four-game win streak, while Syracuse has won seven straight and stands at 16-3.