Great game. Kudos to both sides. Both teams showed the talent and heart to win. Unfortunately only one team can win.
No offense to Notre Dame, but it’s a shame this wasn’t the championship game. The game, talent, and off-the-field stories warranted a championship event. It was a game for the ages. The hearts of these teams was amazing.
Let’s not forget the off-the-field tragedies involved.
- The horrendous homicide/murder of the beloved UVA Womens’s lacrosse player Yeardley Love by a UVA Men’s Lacrosse Team Member (charged/alleged).
- The Duke Lacrosse Team (3 players in 2006) being falsely accused of raping a women. The team/program having their season cancelled. Those players having to go through the accusations, reputational damage, and psychological damage… much in a large part from and overly aggressive, Durham County’s District Attorney Mike Nifong.
You (Duke, UVA Men’s, and UVA Women’s Lax) have all gone through a lot off the field. You are appreciated and we wish you the best.
Kudos to all!
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