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NCAA Lacrosse: #13 Denver Women’s Lacrosse (18-3) Trail 12-1 At Halftime, Fall To #4 Florida (18-2) 16-5 On May 12 In 2013 NCAA Tournament


Denver Women's Lacrosse vs Florida 2013 NCAA Championships

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.

NCAA Lacrosse: #13 Denver Women’s Lacrosse Faces #4 Florida On May 12 In Second Round Of NCAA Tournament; Gators (15.0) And Pioneers (14.37) Rank Sixth & Seventh In Scoring Offense


Denver Women's Lacrosse vs Florida 2013 NCAA Lacrosse Championships

The University of Denver women’s lacrosse program will play No. 4/4 Florida in the NCAA Tournament Second Round in Gainesville, Fla., on Sunday at 11 a.m. MT.
ABOUT DENVER
The No. 13/18 Pioneers have won a program-record 18 games this season, including a 15-game winning streak that was snapped by a loss to Stanford in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament championship game. Denver swept the MPSF regular season for the fourth time in head coach Liza Kelly’s seven-year tenure.
ABOUT FLORIDA
The Gators earned the No. 5 seed in the NCAA Tournament after going 17-2 overall and 4-1 in the American Lacrosse Conference. UF fell 8-3 to Northwestern in the ALC Championship. The high-powered Gators claim four Tewaarton Award nominees and six IWLCA All-Region selections.
TALE OF THE TAPE
Florida (15.00) and Denver (14.37) are ranked sixth and seventh in the NCAA in scoring offense. UF is also second in scoring defense (6.58), while DU (8.68) is 17th.
LAST MEETING
Florida won the only previous meeting between the teams, beating the Pioneers 15-7 in Gainesville on Feb. 20, 2011.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #4 Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Turns Table On #2 Florida In 8-3 Win On May 5 To Win ALC Tournament Championship, Avenging Bitter 22-4 Loss Two Weeks Ago


Northwestern Women's Lacrosse vs Florida ALC Championship

Armed with a terrific game plan, fourth-ranked Northwestern took the field against No. 2 Florida Sunday in Baltimore for the American Lacrosse Championship title game and executed it to perfection, bottling up the Gators en route to an 8-3 upset win and their sixth ALC crown in seven years.
In this the third straight year that the ‘Cats and Gators have met to decide the ALC Championship, NU dictated possession from start to finish, winning 10 of 13 draw controls — including seven straight to open the game – and outshooting Florida by a substantial 24-9 margin. The Gators, who defeated Northwestern by a score of 22-4 just two weeks ago in Gainesville, were held 21 shots and nearly 13 goals below their season per-game averages.
Florida scored only goal in the final 51 minutes of game action, while UF’s top two point-scorers this season Kitty Cullen (61 points) and Shannon Gilroy (57) combined for only one assist Sunday thanks largely to another stellar face-guarding effort by Kerri Harrington. The two combined for 12 points (eight goals, four assists) in Northwestern’s regular-season loss to the Gators.
“We were fired up to play today but it was a different kind of hyped up, it was more of a laser focus before the game and you could see it in everybody’s eyes when you looked around,” said junior Alyssa Leonard, who today set the Northwestern single-season record for draw controls as she hauled in seven to bring her 2013 total to 112. “What happened in the regular season was humbling, but today we were all ready to play and we weren’t going to let what happened last time affect this game.”
Two more juniors, Kat DeRonda and Kelly Rich, spearheaded a judicious Northwestern attack all afternoon, with DeRonda netting her second career hat trick and adding one assist while Rich recorded two goals and one helper. Leonard scored twice to go along with her seven draw controls, while ALC Championship MVP Gabriella Flibotte posted three draw controls and two caused turnovers in the defensive midfield.

NCAA Lacrosse: #4 Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Hangs On For 9-8 Overtime Win Over #8 Penn State In ALC Semifinals On May 3; Earns Championship Game Rematch With #2 Florida


Northwestern Women's Lacrosse vs Penn State ALC

After leading for nearly all of its American Lacrosse Conference Tournament semifinal showdown with No. 8 Penn State, No. 4 Northwestern nearly saw its hopes for a return to the tournament title game evaporate as the Nittany Lions had a chance to break an 8-8 tie in the final minute of regulation. But clutch plays by NU’s senior leaders down the stretch lifted the Wildcats to a 9-8 overtime win and clinched a berth for the ‘Cats in Sunday’s championship game against No. 2 Florida.
Returning national player of the year Taylor Thornton caused a turnover at the defensive end to deny Penn State at the end of regulation, while fellow senior co-captain Amanda Macaluso provided the game-winning goal by wrapping the crease to score with 45 seconds left in the first of two overtime periods.
Thornton — who finished with three caused turnovers on the evening — and Macaluso tied as Northwestern’s high scorers for the game with two goals apiece.
Senior Gabriella Flibotte helped NU control play with a career-high seven draw controls, including the first two in overtime. Flibotte also added a goal and a trio of caused turnovers and now claims sole possession of third on Northwestern’s single-season caused turnovers record list with 39.
The Wildcats advanced to the ALC Tournament title game for the seventh time in the seven-year history of the event and will look to reclaim the league championship from a Florida squad that broke NU’s five-year string of titles from 2007-11. Opening draw Sunday in Baltimore is set for 11 a.m. CT.
Friday marked the first overtime game and victory for Northwestern since a win over Ohio State at Gillette Stadium on March 31, 2012.

“Lacrosse Magazine” Releases May 2013 Issue Featuring Preview Of MLL New York Lizards, NCAA Men’s And Women’s Lacrosse Championships, And Florida Women’s Lacrosse “Super Seniors”


Lacross Magazine May 2013

COVER STORY — New York Wizard: 2013 MLL Preview
Joe Spallina worked his magic in the offseason to assemble the new-look New York Lizards, oozing with talent and reflecting the Spallina brand of bravado. Plus, a team-by-team look at the Major League Lacrosse season.
By Mark Macyk and Corey McLaughlin
8 Teams on the Brink
Why the time has come for eight perennial NCAA tournament bridesmaids this spring. On the men’s side, it’s Maryland, Cornell, Notre Dame and Stevenson. For the women, North Carolina, Syracuse, Duke and Cortland.
By Matt DaSilva
Florida’s Super Seniors
It’s the last ride for Florida’s super seniors, the No. 1-rated recruiting class that coach Mandee O’Leary had two years to build. They’re looking to deliver on a few promises.
By Clare Lochary
Notre Dame’s Low-Key Keeper
John Kemp is an unimposing guy, but he brings a subtle swagger to South Bend. The Fighting Irish goalie sets the tone for the nation’s most formidable defense. Can Kemp take Notre Dame all the way?
By Gary Lambrecht
World-Class Treatment
The U.S. National Teams Program is about more than just gold medals. Team USA gives young players the chance to interact with truly excellent players, who inspire greatness on and off the field.
By Lane Errington
Your Edge
Team USA’s Katrina Dowd just does things differently, from her style to her tape job to her shot. Johns Hopkins’ Rob Guida shares tips on split dodging and avoiding head games.

NCAA Lacrosse: #3 Florida Women’s Lacrosse Overwhelm #4 Northwestern 22-4 On April 20, Worst Loss In The Defending Champions History


Florida Women's Lacrosse vs Northwestern

As 13 seniors played their final regular-season home game, No. 3 Florida lacrosse rose to the challenge as it overwhelmed No. 4 Northwestern, 22-4, Saturday at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. With the win, Florida shares a portion of the ALC title with the Wildcats, marking their third-consecutive regular season championship in their four-year history.
The Gators (16-1, 4-1 ALC) hand the two-time defending national champion Wildcats (13-2, 4-1 ALC) their most lopsided loss in program history on a flurry of goals, shooting 22-for-28 (.785) in front of a season-high 1,023 fans on a cold, rainy day in Gainesville. UF was led by sophomore midfielder Shannon Gilroy (Northport, N.Y.) who scored seven points (five goals, two assists) while six other Gators scored multiple goals.
“This group has worked so hard day in and day out and it’s just a testament to our seniors,” Head coach Amanda O’Leary said. “For them to come out and play the way they did and with the supporting cast, I thought it was just a great job by everyone today.”
Senior attack Gabi Weigand (Bay Shore, N.Y.) added five points (four goals, one assist) while senior midfielder Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.) became the first Gator to record 200 career draw controls. Dashiell recorded a team-high seven draws for the second-consecutive game and paired it with a hat trick to help the Gators extend their home win streak to 18.
Senior attacks Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.) and Ashley Bruns (Ellicott City, Md.) each had three goals while Cullen dished out two assists as Florida matched its season-high in goals with 22. Senior attack Caroline Chesterman (South Nyack, N.Y.) and sophomore midfielder Nora Barry (Marcellus, N.Y.) each had two goals rounding out the scoring for the afternoon.
Florida got off to a quick start with Gilroy scoring just 30 seconds into the contest on a Gilroy goal. It was followed 31 seconds later by Wiegand to jump start the Gators offense for the afternoon. They would score five unanswered goals before Northwestern’s Taylor Thornton got on the board on a free position with 17:59 to play. Cullen and Bruns assisted by Barry scored back-to-back 11 seconds apart to respond putting their team up 8-1.

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NCAA Lacrosse: #4 Northwestern Women’s Lacrosse Travels To #3 Florida On April 20


Northwestern Women's Lacrosse vs Florida

Fourth-ranked Northwestern takes its 11-game winning streak on the road this weekend, traveling to Gainesville, Fla. for a decisive American Lacrosse Conference matchup with No. 3 Florida. The ‘Cats, who sit atop the ALC standings with a 4-0 league mark, will look to wrap up the top seed in next month’s ALC Tournament with a road win over the Gators (3-1 ALC).
The only two champions in the history of the American Lacrosse Conference Tournament, Northwestern and Florida have staged several memorable battles in recent seasons, with the Gators taking a 3-2 edge in the all-time series thanks to two victories over NU last season. Florida nabbed an 8-7 win at Lakeside Field during the regular season before claiming its first conference crown with a 14-7 victory on its home field in the title game of the ALC Tournament.
• Florida is attempting to become only the second school to record a three-game winning streak against NU during Kelly Amonte Hiller’s tenure as head coach and the first since Vanderbilt managed to win three straight from 2002-04, NU’s first three years as a varsity program. The Wildcats, meanwhile, are in search of their first road win over the Gators (0-2 in Gainesville).
• Saturday promises to be an emotional day for many in attendance at Donald R. Dizney Stadium in Gainesville as the Gators say goodbye to the lacrosse program’s first-ever four-year senior class. The highly accomplished class of 12 Florida seniors has helped the Gators go from a brand-new program in 2010 to a national semifinalist and a mainstay in the top-5 national rankings during their four years on campus. The date marks Florida’s regular-season finale, giving the Gators two weeks off before heading to the ALC Tournament in Baltimore May 2-5.

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