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Duke Men’s Lacrosse Wins Third NCAA Title In Five Years With 11-9 Win Over Notre Dame On May 26


Duke won its second consecutive NCAA men's lacrosse championship, holding off Notre Dame's comeback with a goal by Kyle Keenan with 2:39 left to clinch an 11-9 victory Monday. The top-seeded Blue Devils (17-3) limited the Irish to one goal over the first 35 minutes, built a six-goal lead in the third quarter and held on to capture their third national championship in the last five years. It sure wasn't easy. The sixth-seeded Irish (12-6) closed to 9-8 with 5 minutes left and had the ball with a chance to tie. But after Duke goalie Luke Aaron stopped a shot by Jim Marlatt, Keenan scored on the other end for a two-goal cushion.

Duke won its second consecutive NCAA men’s lacrosse championship, holding off Notre Dame’s comeback with a goal by Kyle Keenan with 2:39 left to clinch an 11-9 victory Monday.
The top-seeded Blue Devils (17-3) limited the Irish to one goal over the first 35 minutes, built a six-goal lead in the third quarter and held on to capture their third national championship in the last five years.
It sure wasn’t easy. The sixth-seeded Irish (12-6) closed to 9-8 with 5 minutes left and had the ball with a chance to tie. But after Duke goalie Luke Aaron stopped a shot by Jim Marlatt, Keenan scored on the other end for a two-goal cushion.

Sergio Perkovic’s fifth goal of the game made it 10-9 with 49.6 seconds remaining. Duke won the ensuing draw, however, and Jordan Wolf scored with 23.6 seconds to go to clinch it.

 

Wolf finished with two goals and four assists, and the Blue Devils got goals from seven different players.

Duke earned its first title in 2010 with a one-goal win over Notre Dame. This one, an all-Atlantic Coast Conference matchup, looked to be a lopsided rout before the Irish rallied.

Notre Dame tied a record for fewest first-half goals in the championship game last set by Cornell in 1988. The Irish, who came in averaging 12 goals and 37 shots per game, took only 18 shots.

Duke’s swarming defense had a lot to do with that.

Notre Dame has played in 19 NCAA tournaments and reached the national semifinals on four occasions but still has not won the championship.

Duke, on the other hand, has the makings of a dynasty. The Blue Devils have played in each of the last eight national semifinals and reached the title game four times in that span under coach John Danowski.

Up 5-1 at halftime, Duke got a goal from Keenan with 17 seconds gone in the third quarter. After Perkovic answered for the Irish, the Blue Devils scored twice within a minute for an 8-2 lead.

#1 Maryland Women’s Lacrosse Captures 12th NCAA Title With 15-12 Win Over #2 Syracuse


Top-seeded Maryland captured its 12th national title Sunday with a 15-12 victory against No. 2 seed Syracuse in front of a record crowd of 10,311 at the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship at Johnny Unitas Stadium. Maryland (23-1) was led in scoring by lone senior starter Beth Glaros, who notched five goals. Taylor Cummings, Brooke Griffin and Kristen Lamon added hat tricks. The Terrapins boasted a 16-13 advantage in the draw circle, including eight from Cummings, en route to their first national championship since 2010. Maryland’s offense erupted from the onset, posting a commanding 5-0 run in the first 4:20 of the game. After Lamon began the drive with a score 43 seconds in the contest, Glaros and Cummings each found the back of the net for a 3-0 Terrapin lead. Lamon extended the cushion to four after an incredible feed from Kelly McPartland before the All-American midfielder gave Maryland its fifth consecutive goal at 25:40. After Maryland was able to snag the first six draw controls of the game, Syracuse was finally able to gain its first possession and Kayla Treanor provided the Orange with a goal at 24:20. Amy Cross made it two-straight for Syracuse with a tally 1:20 later. Treanor shrunk Maryland’s lead to two with a top-shelf score at 12:06 and Alyssa Murray made it four-in-a-row for the Orange with a goal at 9:42 for a 5-4 match. Cummings snapped a 16-minute scoring drought with an absolute rocket at 9:34 to push Maryland’s lead back to two and Glaros extended it to three with a free position goal following a Syracuse yellow card, one of six issued to the Orange Sunday. Cummings – a Tewaaraton finalist – made it a hat trick with a tally through traffic with about five minutes remaining in the first half and gave Maryland a 9-6 lead at the break. Syracuse struck first in the second stanza but the Terrapins quickly countered after an unselfish look from Cummings to Griffin for a 10-7 score with 27 minutes remaining before a second consecutive tally by Griffin extended the Maryland advantage to four. Griffin continued to make her presence known in the final period, completing a second-half hat trick with a spectacular move around the crease for a five-goal Terrapin lead at 21:26. Lamon became the fourth Terrapin to record a hat trick with a free position goal for a 13-7 game with 19:38 remaining. Syracuse halted the 4-0 run with a Kailah Kempney effort at 17:53 to end a nine-minute scoring lull before Glaros picked up two straight goals to push Maryland’s lead to seven. The Orange mustered one final run with four consecutive goals for a 15-12 score but the Terps’ defense buckled down in the final four minutes of play to take home the title.

Top-seeded Maryland captured its 12th national title Sunday with a 15-12 victory against No. 2 seed Syracuse in front of a record crowd of 10,311 at the 2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship at Johnny Unitas Stadium.
Maryland (23-1) was led in scoring by lone senior starter Beth Glaros, who notched five goals. Taylor Cummings, Brooke Griffin and Kristen Lamon added hat tricks. The Terrapins boasted a 16-13 advantage in the draw circle, including eight from Cummings, en route to their first national championship since 2010.
Maryland’s offense erupted from the onset, posting a commanding 5-0 run in the first 4:20 of the game. After Lamon began the drive with a score 43 seconds in the contest, Glaros and Cummings each found the back of the net for a 3-0 Terrapin lead. Lamon extended the cushion to four after an incredible feed from Kelly McPartland before the All-American midfielder gave Maryland its fifth consecutive goal at 25:40.
After Maryland was able to snag the first six draw controls of the game, Syracuse was finally able to gain its first possession and Kayla Treanor provided the Orange with a goal at 24:20. Amy Cross made it two-straight for Syracuse with a tally 1:20 later.
Treanor shrunk Maryland’s lead to two with a top-shelf score at 12:06 and Alyssa Murray made it four-in-a-row for the Orange with a goal at 9:42 for a 5-4 match.
Cummings snapped a 16-minute scoring drought with an absolute rocket at 9:34 to push Maryland’s lead back to two and Glaros extended it to three with a free position goal following a Syracuse yellow card, one of six issued to the Orange Sunday. Cummings – a Tewaaraton finalist – made it a hat trick with a tally through traffic with about five minutes remaining in the first half and gave Maryland a 9-6 lead at the break.
Syracuse struck first in the second stanza but the Terrapins quickly countered after an unselfish look from Cummings to Griffin for a 10-7 score with 27 minutes remaining before a second consecutive tally by Griffin extended the Maryland advantage to four.
Griffin continued to make her presence known in the final period, completing a second-half hat trick with a spectacular move around the crease for a five-goal Terrapin lead at 21:26. Lamon became the fourth Terrapin to record a hat trick with a free position goal for a 13-7 game with 19:38 remaining.
Syracuse halted the 4-0 run with a Kailah Kempney effort at 17:53 to end a nine-minute scoring lull before Glaros picked up two straight goals to push Maryland’s lead to seven.
The Orange mustered one final run with four consecutive goals for a 15-12 score but the Terps’ defense buckled down in the final four minutes of play to take home the title.

#5 Denver Men’s Lacrosse Falls To #1 Duke 15-12 In NCAA Tournament Semifinals On May 24


The No. 5 seed University of Denver men’s lacrosse team made a second-half push, but came up on the short end of a 15-12 result against No. 1 seed and defending national champion Duke on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse National Semifinals at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. The setback marks the second consecutive season that the Pioneers have advanced to the national semifinals and the third time in the last four seasons overall.  Denver closes out the season 16-3 overall, while Duke improves to 16-3 and advances to Monday’s NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Game. Denver rallied to outscore the Blue Devils 8-7 in the second half after being outscored by Duke 8-4 over the initial 30 minutes of action, but it wasn’t enough as the Blue Devils scored three of the game’s final four goals after Denver got to within 12-11 with 11:09 remaining in regulation. Junior Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.) paced Denver in defeat with a game-high five goals on 10 shots, while also collecting three ground balls.  Freshman Tyler Pace (Mission, B.C.) and sophomore Jack Bobzien (Littleton, Colo.) each contributed three scores. Freshman Zach Miller (Steamburg, N.Y.) added a goal and an assist in the loss while junior Ryan LaPlante (Fort Collins, Colo.) came up with a trio of ground balls. Sophomore Chris Hampton (Bethesda, Md.) led the Pioneers in the faceoff circle, capturing 12-of-27 draws. Jordan Wolf (3 goals, 2 assists) and Kyle Keenan (4 goals, 1 assist) paced Duke offensively in the win. Denver jumped on the board first as Berg netted his 44th goal of the season, sneaking a pass around a Duke defender as he lost his footing. Following back-to-back goals by the Blue Devils, Pace tied the game at 2-2 with his 24th goal of the season, beating his defender top-side. With 1:11 remaining in the quarter, Duke’s Cohen scored to put the Blue Devils up 3-2 off a pass from Jordan Wolf. Bobzien tied the score 3-3 29 seconds into the second quarter as he circled the cage, taking his defender one-on-one and slipping it low post past the keeper. Duke answered with a goal less than a minute later to regain the lead. Berg scored his second of the game, 45th of the season, with 8:15 left in the second quarter, beating the Blue Devils keeper low from 10 yards out. Duke answered with 6:26 left to take the lead for the fourth time in the game. Duke made it 6-4 with 4:54 left before the halftime as Wolf scooped up the loose ball after a save by LaPlante put the ball back in play. LaPlante had made his fifth save of the day off a shot by Jones. Wolf scored his second of the game with 2:33 and then his third of the game with 7.5 seconds left to put the Blue Devils up by their largest margin of the game, 8-4.

The No. 5 seed University of Denver men’s lacrosse team made a second-half push, but came up on the short end of a 15-12 result against No. 1 seed and defending national champion Duke on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse National Semifinals at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md.
The setback marks the second consecutive season that the Pioneers have advanced to the national semifinals and the third time in the last four seasons overall. Denver closes out the season 16-3 overall, while Duke improves to 16-3 and advances to Monday’s NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Game.
Denver rallied to outscore the Blue Devils 8-7 in the second half after being outscored by Duke 8-4 over the initial 30 minutes of action, but it wasn’t enough as the Blue Devils scored three of the game’s final four goals after Denver got to within 12-11 with 11:09 remaining in regulation.
Junior Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.) paced Denver in defeat with a game-high five goals on 10 shots, while also collecting three ground balls. Freshman Tyler Pace (Mission, B.C.) and sophomore Jack Bobzien (Littleton, Colo.) each contributed three scores.
Freshman Zach Miller (Steamburg, N.Y.) added a goal and an assist in the loss while junior Ryan LaPlante (Fort Collins, Colo.) came up with a trio of ground balls.
Sophomore Chris Hampton (Bethesda, Md.) led the Pioneers in the faceoff circle, capturing 12-of-27 draws.
Jordan Wolf (3 goals, 2 assists) and Kyle Keenan (4 goals, 1 assist) paced Duke offensively in the win.
Denver jumped on the board first as Berg netted his 44th goal of the season, sneaking a pass around a Duke defender as he lost his footing.
Following back-to-back goals by the Blue Devils, Pace tied the game at 2-2 with his 24th goal of the season, beating his defender top-side.
With 1:11 remaining in the quarter, Duke’s Cohen scored to put the Blue Devils up 3-2 off a pass from Jordan Wolf.
Bobzien tied the score 3-3 29 seconds into the second quarter as he circled the cage, taking his defender one-on-one and slipping it low post past the keeper. Duke answered with a goal less than a minute later to regain the lead.
Berg scored his second of the game, 45th of the season, with 8:15 left in the second quarter, beating the Blue Devils keeper low from 10 yards out. Duke answered with 6:26 left to take the lead for the fourth time in the game.
Duke made it 6-4 with 4:54 left before the halftime as Wolf scooped up the loose ball after a save by LaPlante put the ball back in play. LaPlante had made his fifth save of the day off a shot by Jones. Wolf scored his second of the game with 2:33 and then his third of the game with 7.5 seconds left to put the Blue Devils up by their largest margin of the game, 8-4.

2014 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Tournament Final Four Features #1 Maryland Vs #5 Northwestern And #2 Syracuse Vs #6 Virginia At Towson University On May 23


 Top-seeded University of Maryland will face No. 5 Northwestern in the second semifinal of the 2014 NCAA® Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Weekend hosted by Towson University on Friday, May 23. That game is scheduled for a first draw at 7:30 p.m. No. 2 Syracuse University will meet No. 6 University of Virginia in the first semifinal on Friday at 5 p.m.

Top-seeded University of Maryland will face No. 5 Northwestern in the second semifinal of the 2014 NCAA® Women’s Lacrosse National Championship Weekend hosted by Towson University on Friday, May 23. That game is scheduled for a first draw at 7:30 p.m. No. 2 Syracuse University will meet No. 6 University of Virginia in the first semifinal on Friday at 5 p.m.

Johnny Unitas® Stadium on Towson’s campus will host the women’s lacrosse national semifinals and championship game for the fourth time since 2008. The national championship will take place on Sunday, May 25 at 8:30 p.m. Both NCAA semifinal games will be broadcast on ESPN3, while ESPNU will carry the national championship game.

The Terrapins will make their sixth straight appearance in the national semifinals after a 15-6 win over Duke in the quarterfinals. Maryland captured the 2010 NCAA® national championship, the last played in Unitas® Stadium.

Northwestern earned its 10th consecutive trip to the semifinals with a 12-11 overtime win over No. 4 Florida. The Wildcats captured the national championship in Towson in 2008 and 2009.

No. 6 Virginia will be making its first appearance in the national semifinals since 2007 after upsetting the defending national champion North Carolina, 10-9, in the quarterfinals.

Syracuse will be making its third straight appearance in the national semifinals after an 11-9 win over Boston College in the quarterfinals.

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Denver Men’s Lacrosse Rolls Into 2014 NCAA Tournament Semifinals With 15-6 Win Over Drexel; Third Career “Sock Trick” For Jr. Erik Adamson


Powered by a seven-point performance from junior Erik Adamson (Anaheim Hills, Calif.), the No. 5 seeded University of Denver Pioneers men’s lacrosse team defeated the Drexel University Dragons 15-6 on Sunday afternoon from Delaware Stadium in Newark, Del. In front of 7,222 fans. Adamson finished with six goals and an assist for a career-high seven points, netting his third career sock trick in the process. Senior Jeremy Noble (Orangeville, Ontario) tied his season-high in points (5) and season-high in assists (4), while also picking up four ground balls.

Powered by a seven-point performance from junior Erik Adamson (Anaheim Hills, Calif.), the No. 5 seeded University of Denver Pioneers men’s lacrosse team defeated the Drexel University Dragons 15-6 on Sunday afternoon from Delaware Stadium in Newark, Del. In front of 7,222 fans.
Adamson finished with six goals and an assist for a career-high seven points, netting his third career sock trick in the process. Senior Jeremy Noble (Orangeville, Ontario) tied his season-high in points (5) and season-high in assists (4), while also picking up four ground balls.

Sophomore Chris Hampton (Bethesda, Md.) tied his career-high of 16 face-offs won off 23 attempts, while also grabbing a career-high 11 ground balls on the day. Freshman Zach Miller (Steamburg, N.Y.) and senior Harrison Archer (Washington, D.C.) scored two goals each, while Miller added an assist for three points.

Junior Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.) and freshman Tyler Pace (Mission, B.C.) both finished with three points off one goal and two assists each, while junior Sean Cannizzaro (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and freshman Max Planning (Alexandria, Va.) both tallied assists.

Sophomore Colin Woolford (Norwalk, Conn.) and freshman Dallas Bridle (Orangeville, Ontario) rounded out the scoring for the Pioneers with one goal apiece.

Senior goalie Jamie Faus (Lakeville, Conn.) tied his season-high of eight saves in 30 minutes of action, allowing only three goals, while junior goalie Ryan LaPlante (Fort Collins, Colo.) made three saves and allowed three goals in the first half.

Denver held the advantage in shots (32-28), ground balls (41-21), saves (11-9) and face-offs (16-of-23 to 7-of-23).

Following a two-goal burst from the Dragons to start the game, the Pioneers rebounded as Miller netted his 36th of the season off a pass from Berg. Archer tied the game at 2-2 with 8:50 remaining in the first quarter as Berg found him open 10 yards out.

The Dragons scored with 5:35 left in the first to take a 3-2 lead before Denver scored three straight to end the second quarter with a 5-3 lead. Adamson provided two scores, while Miller dished out his second of the day.

Denver then opened the second quarter, continuing the scoring streak as Noble found Pace on the transition to score his 23rd goal of the season less than 30 seconds into the action. Archer made it 7-3 with 8:47 left to play, scoring his second of the game, ninth of the season as Miller found him open five yards out.

Woolford made it 8-3 with 7:31 left to play as Planning found him open for his second goal of the year. Berg made it 9-3 just 1:11 later, grabbing a loose ball and converting a 16-yard shot straight on cage for his 43rd goal of the season.

Adamson made it 10-3 with 10.9 seconds left before the half as he took a diving five-yard shot across the face of the goal for his third of the day, 41st of the season.

The Pioneers half the Dragons scoreless in the second quarter, making it the 11th time this season that Denver has held a team without a goal in a quarter. Denver has only been held scoreless once in a quarter this season.

Denver opened the third quarter with two straight from Adamson, as Pace and Noble provided the helpers. Adamson’s goal with 11:20, marked the 10th straight goal and the longest scoring streak in a game by the Pioneers under coach Tierney.

Drexel’s Ben McIntosh ended the scoring streak for the Pioneers, netting his second of the game and the 100th goal of his career. Drexel scored another just 17 seconds later before Noble made it 13-5 with an unassisted goal with 4:48 left in third.

Less than a minute later, Adamson scored his sixth goal of the game off a pass from Noble to tie his career high of six goals scored in a game, his second sock trick of the season.

Following a Dragons’ goal to start the fourth quarter, Bridle scored his sixth goal of the season off a pass from Adamson to take a 15-6 lead.

Denver advances to play No. 1 seeded Duke in the semifinals of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships in Baltimore, Md., on Saturday, May 24 at a time to be determined. The game will air live on ESPN2 from M&T Bank Stadium. This will be the third semifinal appearance for the Pioneers in four seasons.

#5 Denver Men’s Lacrosse Head East To Face Drexel In NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals On May 18; Pioneers Riding A 12-Game Win Streak


The No. 5 seed University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will play Drexel on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. MT at Delaware Stadium in Newark, Del. Sunday’s game will be televised live on ESPNU/WatchESPN.com and will also be available on 102.3 ESPN Radio. Drexel is ranked No. 12 in the USILA Coaches’ Poll and No. 11 in the Warrior Inside Lacrosse Media Poll that was released last week. Drexel has a 13-4 record on the season and is coming off a 16-11 win over Penn in its first NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship game in program history. Denver advanced to the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships with a 9-5 win over North Carolina in the opening round hosted at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium this past weekend. The win marked the third straight over North Carolina in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship. Denver has won 12 straight games, sitting at 15-2 on the season, while Drexel has won nine straight games.  The win-streak matches the Pioneers’ longest since the 2011 season in which Denver won 12 straight games before losing to eventual NCAA Champion Virginia in the NCAA Tournament Semifinals (05/28/11).

The No. 5 seed University of Denver men’s lacrosse team will play Drexel on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. MT at Delaware Stadium in Newark, Del. Sunday’s game will be televised live on ESPNU/WatchESPN.com and will also be available on 102.3 ESPN Radio. Drexel is ranked No. 12 in the USILA Coaches’ Poll and No. 11 in the Warrior Inside Lacrosse Media Poll that was released last week.
Drexel has a 13-4 record on the season and is coming off a 16-11 win over Penn in its first NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship game in program history. Denver advanced to the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships with a 9-5 win over North Carolina in the opening round hosted at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium this past weekend. The win marked the third straight over North Carolina in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
Denver has won 12 straight games, sitting at 15-2 on the season, while Drexel has won nine straight games.
The win-streak matches the Pioneers’ longest since the 2011 season in which Denver won 12 straight games before losing to eventual NCAA Champion Virginia in the NCAA Tournament Semifinals (05/28/11).

THE SERIES

  • Denver and Drexel are tied at 1-1 in the all-time series that began in 2006. The Pioneers topped the Dragons 14-11 in their first meeting on March 28, 2006, while the Dragons edged the Pioneers 9-8 on March 24, 2009.

SCOUTING DREXEL

  • Drexel is ranked No. 12 in the USILA Coaches’ Poll and No. 11 in the Warrior Inside Lacrosse Media Poll that was released last week.
  • Drexel has a 13-4 record on the season and is coming off a 16-11 win over Penn in its first NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship game in program history.
  • The Dragons are making their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament after defeating Hofstra, 11-10, in a thrilling triple-overtime win in the CAA Championship game.
  • After starting off 4-4, the Dragons have won nine straight games, their longest winning streak since the 1998 team won 11 in a row to start the season. The Dragons’ last loss came on March 22 against Hofstra at Vidas Field.
  • Ben McIntosh leads the Dragons with 62 points off 46 goals and 16 assists, while Nick Trizano and Cole Shafer have 52 points each. Trizano has 38 goals and 14 assists and Shafer has 35 goals and 17 assists.
  • Nick Saputo has won 248-of-389 face-offs on the year, picking up a team-high 163 ground balls.
  • Goalie Will Gabrielsen has a 13-3 record on the year, compiling a .534 save percentage and a 9.50 goals-against average.
  • The Dragons average 41.29 shots per game, 24.71 on-goal, while also averaging 11.94 goals, 6.53 assists and 18.47 points per game.

SCOUTING THE PIONEERS

  • Denver advanced to the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championships with a 9-5 win over North Carolina in the opening round hosted at Peter Barton Lacrosse Stadium this past weekend.
  • The win marked the third straight over North Carolina in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship.
  • Denver has won 12 straight games, sitting at 15-2 on the season, while Drexel has won nine straight games. 
  • The win-streak matches the Pioneers’ longest since the 2011 season in which Denver won 12 straight games before losing to eventual NCAA Champion Virginia in the NCAA Tournament Semifinals (05/28/11).
  • Denver is averaging 35.76 shots per game, 13.18 goals per game, 7.4 assists per game and 20.5 points per game.
  • Junior Wesley Berg (Coquitlam, B.C.) and sophomore Jack Bobzien (Littleton, Colo.) lead the team with 60 points. Berg has 42 goals and 18 assists, while Bobzien has 39 goals and 21 assists.
  • Senior Jeremy Noble (Orangeville, Ontario) leads the Pioneers with 31 assists.
  • Denver has the third-best scoring offense in the nation (13.18), the third-best scoring margin (4.94), the fourth-best points-per-game average (20.53) and the fourth-best shot percentage (.368).
  • The Pioneers also have the best winning percentage (.882) in the nation and the fewest turnovers per game in the nation (11.47).

Denver Women’s Lacrosse Falls To Florida 19-9 In NCAA Tournament Second Round; Pioneers End 2014 Season With Record-Breaking 19 Wins


Despite four points from junior Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.), the Florida Gators were too much to overcome as the Pioneers fell 19-9 in the NCAA Tournament Second Round on Sunday evening. For the second-consecutive year, Florida (18-2) ended the Pioneers’ (19-2) record breaking season. Denver’s 2014 campaign saw the most wins in school history, as well as a 17-game winning streak. Last year was the previous mark for most wins in a single season at 18, as well as the previous record for the longest winning streak at 15. “I am really proud of how hard the girls played despite the changing weather conditions,” said head coach Liza Kelly. “Florida is a great team, but I don’t think the final score is indicative of the battle we had today. For our four seniors, thank you for a wonderful four years. You all have left an incredible legacy at DU.” With two assists, Remenapp climbed into sole possession of the fifth spot in NCAA career assists, passing Maggie Tamasitis’ mark of 151. Remenapp now has 153 career assists, just 11 shy of Katie Rowan’s mark of 164. Additionally, Remenapp set a new career high with six groundballs against Florida. “It was a huge team effort today,” said Remenapp. “We came out strong through the first part of the game. We showed a lot of grit today against a tough team. Even with the loss, we still accomplished a lot as a team this season.” The matchup originally scheduled for 11 a.m. MT saw multiple rain delays, causing just over six hours of a pause in action. “We had a long trip and a tough game against Jacksonville to start the tournament,” said Kelly. “To sit around and wait for the game to restart was hard for everyone, Florida included. Still, the girls came back with great attitudes and were excited to play.” After falling behind 3-0 in the first four minutes, Denver would come out strong following the first rain delay, bringing the score to 4-3 with 19:51 left in the first half. Both would exchange goals before the Gators went on a 5-0 run after the second rain delay. The Pioneers would put up three-straight goals to end the first half and start the second, cutting the UF lead to 11-7. However, the Gators would continue to challenge Denver and hold onto the lead for the remainder of the game. After securing the ball five times, junior Kiki Boone (Cherry Hills Village, Colo.) broke the DU record for most career draw controls. Boone entered the day tied with Karen Morton (2006-09) at 162. Senior Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) put up two goals for Denver, moving her into a fifth-place tie with Patience Baldwin for the most career goals in Pioneer history. Etzel and Baldwin (2001-04) both ended their DU career with 148 goals. Senior Sonorah Vinyard (Denver, Colo.) paced the Pioneers on the draw, securing the ball five times. Vinyard’s 64 draw controls on the season tied Kate Broderick’s mark set in 2005 for the second most in school history. Florida would outshoot Denver 34-23, despite the Pioneers holding a 15-11 advantage in the second half. Denver held the edge in draw controls, 15-14, while redshirt junior Hannah Hook (Arnold, Md.) made 10 stops for DU. “We have an amazing group of girls,” said Kelly. “I think they are a true family and they showed it today with the fight they had. I’m extremely proud of everything they’ve accomplished on and off the field.” Despite a freshmen season that finished 7-11, the senior class composed of Etzel, Vinyard, Meredith Harris (Middleburg, Va.) and Annabelle Gilbride (Alexandria, Va.) ended a four-year career with a 56-19 record, including two appearances in the NCAA Tournament and Denver’s first MPSF Tournament Championship.