April 17, 2011
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NASHVILLE - The Vanderbilt lacrosse team closes out American Lacrosse Conference play on Sunday by playing host to Florida. The opening draw is scheduled for 1 p.m. CT at the Vanderbilt Lacrosse Complex on campus.
The lacrosse game kicks off an exciting day on campus. The football team's Black and Gold Spring Game begins this evening at 6 p.m., but pre-game festivities begin at 3 p.m. Admission to both events is free.
The Commodores (7-6, 1-3 ALC) have not played at home since March 27, a convincing 15-10 victory over then-No. 7 Stanford. The Gators (13-1, 4-0) enter Sunday's game ranked sixth in the country, though that ranking would likely improve after a mid-week victory against No. 2 Northwestern.
Florida has already clinched the top seed in the upcoming ALC Tournament, scheduled for May 5-7 at Vanderbilt. The Commodores have an opportunity to hand the Gators their first conference loss of the year.
Vanderbilt's balanced offensive attack is led by junior Courtney Kirk's 46 points. The Baltimore native leads the team with 25 assists and is one of four players with more than 20 goals this year. Senior Katherine Denkler has scored a team-high 29 goals.
Following Sunday's game, Vanderbilt will play host to Notre Dame on Wednesday, April 20. Prior to the game's 1 p.m. opening draw, Vanderbilt will honor its six-member graduating senior class.