Duke men’s lacrosse part of gold medal win at FIL U19 World Championship

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangles Sports Network

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangles Sports Network

DURHAM, N.C.— Duke Blue Devils men’s lacrosse added two more gold medals to its championship mantle as sophomore Brad Smith and incoming freshman Terry Lindsay became the 18th and 19th players to bring home gold from the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men’s U19 World Championship.

The United States put together a 13-12 comeback win in the gold medal game over Canada on its home soil at Percy Perry Stadium in Coquitlam, British Columbia on Saturday.

Ryan Conrad ended the dramatic run after the U.S. trailed 8-2 at the half, and 11-9 with seven minutes to play.

Conrad buried the game-winning goal with eight seconds to play after receiving a pass from behind the cage before letting his shot go with traffic in front of the goal.

Box Score – USA 13, Canada 12

Smith, a starter on the first midfield unit, finished the tournament with three goals and six assists while Lindsay had four ground balls in the team’s six games played overall.

In a support capacity, Duke equipment manager Jay Bissette also was part of the triumphant Team USA squad for the second consecutive time, also serving as a member of the gold-medal winning squad in 2012.

The victory was the eighth U19 title for the U.S., and snapped a three-tournament winning streak for Canada in FIL World Championship play as it previously claimed the 2014 men’s senior championship, the 2015 women’s U19 championship, and the 2015 men’s indoor championship.

Duke Blue Devils – FIL U19 World Champions

1988 Keith Melchionni

1992 Mark Allen

1992 Joseph Kirmser

1996 Steve Card

1996 Scott Diggs

1996 Tim Knowles

1999 Kevin Cassese

1999 Mike Ferrari

2003 Matt Danowski

2003 Peter Lamade

2003 Glenn Nick

2003 Bret Thompson

2003 Matt Zash

2008 CJ Costabile

2008 Justin Turri

2012 Kyle Keenan

2012 Kyle Turri

2016 Terry Lindsay

2016 Brad Smith