Florida Lacrosse Falls to Duke in NCAA Quarterfinals

Florida's lacrosse program was one of the brightest parts of Florida's athletic array this spring, downing perennial power Northwestern and establishing a slew of program firsts. But today, the Gators' second season of lacrosse and first NCAA Tournament run was ended by a 13-9 loss to Duke in the NCAA Quarterfinals at Dizney Stadium.

American Lacrosse Conference Player of the Year Kitty Cullen helped the Gators strike quickly by scoring the first goal of the game in its first three minutes. Unfortunately, that would be the last time the Gators led: Duke controlled much of the first half, and led 7-4 during the second half before a Florida rally. The Gators came back to tie the game at 9-9 after ALC Second Teamer Janine Hillier scored back-to-back goals (and the last goal of the game for the Gators). Cullen, Hillier, and Caroline Chesterman each scored two goals against the Blue Devils and goalie Mikey Meagher, also a member of the ALC Second Team, totalled five saves.

The Gators, led by ALC Coach of the Year Amanda O'Leary, finished the season with an overall record of 16-4 and went undefeated in the ALC (5-0), earning the right to host the first two NCAA Tournament games in program history after beating Stanford at Dizney Stadium last Saturday. Duke advances to the NCAA Semifinals and will face Maryland in Stony Brook, New York.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Join Alligator Army

You must be a member of Alligator Army to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Alligator Army. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker