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May Madness!

14 May

The JMU Lacrosse team had a really good season, but they couldn't pull it off against Princeton (Courtesy: JMUsports.com)

Well… yeah, it’s been a while since I my last post. Just to prove how long it’s been, let me recap on what’s happened since then. The JMU women’s basketball team lost its first round game against Oklahoma, VCU made it to the final four, UConn won the national championship,  the MLB baseball season started, Michigan lost the national championship game in hockey, Animal Kingdom won the Kentucky Derby and US Navy SEALs  killed our worst enemy. Yeah, a lot has happened.

Anyway, the JMU lacrosse team played the first game of the national championship against Princeton. Now, JMU has had a lot of experiences with Princeton in the past. Historically, we haven’t been doing too well against Princeton. However, we have had some good wins against the Tigers recently, including a 10-5 victory last March.

The game didn’t start out to well for the Dukes, with Princeton getting a quick 4-0 lead. Yeah, that kept us JMU fans pretty silent. However, we didn’t give up hope. We soon found ourselves leading 7-5 over the Tigers. We were back into the game. The half ended 7-7 and we were really excited.

The second half was a lot tougher. Princeton’s great speed kept us from getting the ball too much. However, we still kept it pretty close. We tried really hard to come back after Princeton was leading 11-9. We scored a goal, but we couldn’t get the tieing goal. The Dukes had two really good chances to tie it up, but the Princeton goalie saved them both. The Dukes lost 11-10. A really tough loss to swallow.

I can’t really say who did the best, but one player who did really well was Ashley Kimener, who scored three goals.

I know it’s been a while and I should have been keeping track of things. Well, better catch up now than never.

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