Tuesday March 30, 2010Gator Defense Propels Lacrosse Over Oregon, 16-6
(7-4, 0-2 ALC) held a 10-4 halftime lead and shut down the Ducks (4-7, 0-0 MPSF)
in the second half, limiting them to just three shots on goal and two scores
after the break.
Oregon’s Jana Drummond, who entered the game with 30 goals on the season, was held in check by freshmen Sam Farrell (Millersville, Md.) and Jamie Reeg (Atlantis, Fla.), who limited Drummond to just one goal on two shots.
defense played very, very well,” said
Kaitlyn Pasko got the Ducks on the board, but Cullen scored her second goal of the night to start another run for the Gators. Midfielder Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.) forced Oregon to call a timeout after recording her 18th goal of the season, and just 24 seconds after the timeout, Ashley Bruns (Ellicott City, Md.) passed to Rhea who scored to give UF a five-goal lead. Caroline Chesterman (South Nyack, N.Y.) set a screen at the top of the crease, and then redirected a pass from Bruns to push the lead to 7-1 for Florida.
Breiner gave the Ducks some life by scoring a goal less than a minute into the
second half, but the Gator defense turned it up a notch and Janine Hillier (
Bruns each scored twice and Dashiell added another goal and
Bruns finished with three goals and three assists on the night to lead the team with six points. Cochran, Dashiell and Rhea each added two goals. Cullen scored 11 goals entering tonight’s contest, and matched her previous season-high with three goals in the first half. She finished with five goals on eight shots.
Canington (Bel Air,
“I thought Jamie had a fantastic game,” said Coach O’Leary. “We were worried about No. 2 and she just came out and played so, so well.”
The Gators continue their homestand on Saturday, when they host their first American Lacrosse Conference game against No. 14 Penn State at noon. Fans can follow the action live on AM850, GameTracker or Twitter.com/GatorZoneLax.