PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- All Joe Robertson has done since he put on a Duke lacrosse uniform is score goals.
The sophomore has 88 goals in 37 games in his first two seasons with the Blue Devils. The latest came in overtime last weekend against Notre Dame in the NCAA quarterfinals -- sending Duke back to the Final Four for the second time in Robertson's two-year career.
“It’s been special," the St. Anne's-Belfield graduate said after Duke's practice at Lincoln Financial Field on Friday morning. "This team’s really fun. We’re a really close group of guys. We all play for each other. So it’s just exciting to be able to be back here in Philadelphia."
Robertson has at least one point in his last 28 games for the Blue Devils. He has 40 goals and 56 points in 17 games this spring, leading the team in both statistics.
With a hat trick last weekend against Notre Dame, Robertson has 16 goals in six career NCAA Tournament games. He had three goals in Duke's win against Maryland in last year's NCAA semifinals -- and has six goals in two career games against UVA, who the Blue Devils will face in Saturday's semifinals.
Robertson has also been part of two Duke wins against the Cavaliers. UVA hasn't beaten the Blue Devils since the 2010 ACC tournament -- though Robertson said that winning streak won't have any bearing on Saturday's game.
"We’re trying to really just focus, have a business mentality with it all," he said. "Our opponent’s not, it doesn’t matter what’s on their jersey. It’s just another game for us.”