University of Denver sophomore Jill Remenapp (Woodbine, Md.) had a goal and an assist, breaking DU’s single-season scoring record with 113 points this season, but the No. 13 Pioneers fell 16-5 to No. 4 Florida in the Second Round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at Donald R. Dizney Lacrosse Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
“I think we calmed down a little bit. This is a big stage for us, our second [NCAA Tournament] game for the program,” head coach Liza Kelly said. “Florida has been a little more seasoned in that, having been to the Final Four. I think Florida was hands down the best team we have played all season. Walking into a big stage against a good opponent, I wish it hadn’t taken 30 minutes to calm down a little bit. We just needed to recognize it’s just lacrosse and we can play the game.”
Senior Mikayla Clark (Eden Prairie, Minn.), juniors Jenn Etzel (Bel Air, Md.) and Annabelle Gilbride (Alexandria, Va.), and freshman Rachael McKinnon (Brooklin, Ontario) all scored goals for the Pioneers (18-3), while redshirt senior Kara Secora (Denver, Colo.) added a pair of assists.
Senior Kate Henrich (Lansdale, Pa.) had five ground balls and four caused turnovers. Henrich’s 70 caused turnovers this season are tied for the third most in NCAA single-season history, and she graduates with 170 career caused turnovers, the seventh most in NCAA history.
Redshirt sophomore Hannah Hook (Arnold, Md.) made 11 saves in the contest, giving her 190 this season, the third most in team history.
The Gators (18-2) were on fire from the beginning, scoring three goals in the first 3:05 of the game. Gilbride put Denver on the board off an assist from Secora at the 26:25 mark, but Florida scored nine-straight goals to close out the first half with a 12-1 lead.