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May 9, 2010
Duke Ends Regular Season with 23-9 Rout of Brown
Five different Blue Devils registered hat tricks and Duke tallied a season-high 23 goals as the No. 5/6 Duke women's lacrosse team routed Brown, 23-9, in its regular season finale Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium. Duke must now await a selection to the 2010 NCAA Championships, which will be announced this evening between 10 and 11 p.m. on the CBS College Sports Network.
With the win, the Blue Devils improve to 13-5 for the season, while Brown falls to 7-8. Duke fired 39 shots to 17 by the Bears, picked up 21 ground balls and won the draw, 19-15.
A season-best 13 Blue Devils registered a goal in the match as Duke topped the 20-goal plateau for the first time this season. Senior Lindsay Gilbride led the way with three goals and three assists, followed closely by Christie Kaestner's five points on three goals and two assists. Sarah Bullard, Kat Thomas and Kim Wenger also netted hat tricks. Rounding out the Duke offense was Virginia Crotty, Makenzie Hommel, Jillian Heinz, Danielle Kachulis, Bridget Nolan, Miller Hughes, Morgan Miller and Sara Giedgowd - whose score with 14 seconds remaining was the first of her career - with one goal apiece. In addition, Christie Barnes dished out two assists on the day. In goal, Kaitlin Gaiss picked up her seventh career win, making five saves for the victory.