The record-breaking second year of Florida lacrosse came to an end on Saturday afternoon, as the No. 4 Gators fell to the No. 5 Duke Blue Devils, 9-13, at Dizney Stadium. The Orange and Blue finish the season at 16-4, including an unprecedented 12 straight wins at home until Saturday’s defeat. The Blue Devils move on to Stony Brook to face top-seeded and defending national champions, Maryland Terrapins, in the Final Four.
The Gators were led by the sophomore attacking tandem of Ashley Bruns (1 G, 3 A) and Kitty Cullen (2 G, 1 A) with seven points combined. Sophomore attacker Caroline Chesterman and sophomore midfielder Janine Hillier each scored two goals while sophomore midfielders Brittany Dashiell and Colby Rhea each added one.