A strong defensive effort in what amounted to the fewest total goals scored in championship game history left Irish fans heartbroken in a 6-5 OT loss to Duke Monday afternoon in Baltimore.
Seen above, Irish senior netminder Scott Rodgers walks across the field dejected after giving up the game-winning goal 0:05 into OT. Not all was lost for Rodgers, who was named Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Division 1 Men's Lacrosse Championship.
Congratulations to Rodgers, his teammates and coaches, and of course the Duke Blue Devils on tremendous seasons. By maneuvering so deep into the national tournament the Irish established themselves as a force to be reckoned with in collegiate lacrosse. May they carry the momentum forward to a national title in the near future.