As the top seed in the Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament, No. 3
But in Wednesday night’s semifinal, the Greyhounds (12-1) must first get past No. 9 Denver (8-5), which upset No. 5
“We really don’t have to show that film to talk about respecting Denver,” he said of the two-time reigning conference champion during a conference call Monday of the four coaches participating in the conference tournament. “They’ve taken a lot from our program in the last couple years. We know they are terrific on the offensive end, and they’re settling in [on defense]. I think they have one of their better defenders coming back in [junior Kyle] Hercher [from a concussion], and [freshman goalkeeper] Ryan LaPlante is growing up every day in the goal for them. So they’re a team that’s continuing to improve. We know what Duke is all about. We have a tremendous amount of respect for the
Senior attackman Eric Lusby said that he and several of his teammates watched the Pioneers' victory last Friday night and noticed a different team from the one they defeated, 12-9, on April 14.