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Chasing history, establishing a legacy — DU women’s lacrosse embraces lofty goals

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The University at Albany’s Sarah Falk chases University of Denver’s Trinity McPherson during a game in Denver on May 14, 2023.

The Nuggets aren't the only Denver team chasing history -- last week, the University of Denver women's lacrosse team became the first women's collegiate team west of the Mississippi River to advance beyond the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament. This weekend, the Pioneers have a chance to win their first championship. On Friday they face top-ranked Northwestern in the semifinals. While a successful weekend would indeed be unprecedented, coach Liza Kelly says that whatever the outcome, her program has already established itself as a national-caliber program.