Duke (15-5) tallied the first goal of the game (30:32), when junior Danny Kramer took a cross from freshmen Zachary Pope and Michael Videira and put it past the CCU goalkeeper. It was the first time the Coastal defense and freshman goalkeeper Aaron Weant (Morrisville, N.C.-Green Hope) had been scored upon in over three games. The goal would be the only tally of the first half, as the Blue Devils outshot CCU 7-0
Coastal would have a great scoring chance early in the second half to tie the game, junior Jordie Hughes (Victoria, British Columbia-Spectrum) beat the Duke goalkeeper to the left side, but he got in too deep as his shot hit off the side netting.
Duke would rally for another goal (51:29) when freshman Tomek Charowski beat the goalkeeper in a one on one, off the feed from junior Blake Camp to make the score 2-0 Duke.
Senior Mubarike Chisoni (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe-Chegutu (Lindsey Wilson) would have a chance to cut the deficit in half midway through the second half, but his shot attempt was blocked by the Dukes senior goalkeeper Justin Trowbridge.
Opportunity would present itself to Coastal to again cut the deficit to one, but Trowbridge would make a heartbreaking full extension save to the right side, on a penalty kick off the foot of Hughes to keep the deficit at two and keeping momentum in Duke's favor.
Duke would add an insurance goal (77:06) when Charowski took the feed from Pope, for his second goal of the game for the final 3-0 margin of victory.
Despite the three goals given up, Weant played well in goal for the Chanticleers, recording five stunning saves.
For the game CCU were outshot by the Blue Devils 14-4 and trailed in shots on goal eight to two.
This was the first time CCU had been shutout since Oct. 15 of this season, when they were downed by then #2 UNC Greensboro, 2-0.
CCU ends the season with an overall of 14-8-1 and 4-3 in the Big South Conference. They won the Big South Tournament for the eighth time in school history and made their fourth consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament.