The Louisville lacrosse team continues to be a dominant force. They upset #15/17 (depending on the poll) Duke at the Louisville Lacrosse Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The final score of 11-8 gave the Cards their first ever win over Duke.
A couple hundred fans arrived to cheer U of L on in the match-up on a day the saw temperatures barely above freezing. With the wind things seemed to feel even worse. However, the weather had no impact on the players.
Louisville went into halftime with a two goal lead and out scored Duke in the second half by one to help pull away. Hannah Koloski and Meghan Siverson were the leading scorers with four goals apiece.
The teams seemed to trade goals back and forth in the first half, but Siverson's third goal of the half with 1:26 remaining pushed the lead out to two, and secured a hat trick in one half.
Koloski scored three of her four goals in the second half. She helped spark an early second half run to extend the lead to five.
Duke tried to fight back, but the Cards always had an answer. The lead got cut to three when the Blue Devils scored a goal in the final minute of play, but trailed too much to come back.
Goalkeeper Brittany Read recorded 10 saves against the aggressive Duke offense. Louisville also outperformed the Blue Devils on turnovers, only committing 10 compared to Duke's 18.
Louisville improves their record to 7-2 on the season and 1-1 in the ACC. Duke drops down to 4-3, with all three losses coming in conference play.