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Another awesome performance by Finley
by Paul Kennedy, September 16th, 2010 4:54AM
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[DUKE MEN]Soccer America Preseason All-American Ryan Finley needed only 191 seconds to score a hat trick, his second in four games, in the second half of No. 6 Duke's 4-0 win over George Washington on Tuesday night.

Despite an 11-0 edge in shots in the first half, Duke couldn't score on GW, but that changed quickly after the break.

Finley capitalized on a defensive miscue by GW to score the first goal in the 49th minute. Less than a minute later, Cole Grossman, another Preseason All-American, sent a long ball into the box, where Finley fought his way through a couple of Colonial defenders and was able to lift a shot into the goal.
 
Finley completed the natural hat trick in the 52nd minute with a rocket from 15 yards out off another great pass from Grossman out of the midfield. The goal was his seventh of the season -- all in the past three games.
 
“He’s been scoring a ton of goals lately,” Grossman said of Finley. “He’s one of those guys who doesn’t necessarily need to be involved in a ton of plays or have a ton of chances, he’s just a natural goal scorer. He’s just a natural striker and it’s awesome having him on our team.”
 
Duke completed the scoring three minutes later when defender Matthew Thomas knocked in Grossman’s corner kick from the right side. The three assists were a career-high for Grossman, a senior.
 
Next up for the Blue Devils: No. 3 North Carolina on Friday in a game that will be televised live on Fox Soccer Channel (6:30 p.m. ET kickoff).



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