Misery in defeat comes harder the farther your season goes. For the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team on Saturday, it meant falling painfully short of earning the program’s first every Final Four berth. It also wasn’t the missed destination that hurt but it was having the top ranked and top seeded team in the country on the ropes that made it even more painful. In the end the Scarlet Knights fell short with a stomach punch defeat, ending the most successful season in many years.
No. 1 North Carolina advanced with a 12-11 victory in overtime but that doesn’t begin to tell the full story.