ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2016 – Duke University (women) and the University of Illinois (men) claimed the 2nd annual East Lake Cup presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Wednesday, closing out their 2016 fall season schedule with momentum to carry into next spring. The Blue Devils (No. 3 seed) defeated (No. 4) Washington – reigning national champions – 3-1 in the championship match to salvage their recent stretch of competition which had been plagued by an inability to stay healthy. Illinois (No. 3) defended their 2015 East Lake Cup title by outlasting reigning national champion Oregon (No. 4), 3-2, in a championship match that showcased a mix of upperclassmen and newcomer success for the Illini.
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