Mother coaches against daughter, No. 8 Duke downs ECU lacrosse, 16-4

Published: Feb. 28, 2021 at 10:42 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - No. 8 Duke defeated the ECU women’s lacrosse team, 16-4, Sunday at Johnson Stadium. The big story, however, involved Duke head coach Kerstin Kimel and her daughter, Frances, a sophomore attacker for the Pirates.

While her mom coached on the opposing sideline and her younger sister Claire held up a sign that read “Go Mom, Go Big C,” Frances scored one goal in the Pirates’ loss to the highly-touted Blue Devils.

With the loss, the Pirates fall to 2-3. With the win, No. 8 Duke improves to 4-1.

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Next up, the Pirates host Jacksonville Saturday, March 6 at 12 p.m. at Johnson Stadium. The match will also be streamed live on

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