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Friday April 9, 2010No. 20 Lacrosse Takes Down Le Moyne, 15-3

Syracuse, N.Y.

Caroline Chesterman (South Nyack, N.Y.) and Kitty Cullen (Rockville, Md.) scored four goals apiece and the Florida lacrosse team beat Le Moyne 15-3 on Friday in Syracuse. The defense was outstanding again, limiting the Dolphins to just 11 shots on goal and recording eight saves.


Florida (9-4, 1-2 ALC) dominated from the opening draw, as Chesterman scored her first goal just 28 seconds into the game on a free position shot. Brittany Dashiell (Bel Air, Md.) also scored on a free position, then Cullen scored two in a row and the Gators led 4-0 with 16:29 left in the first half.


Chesterman scored again and Ashley Bruns (Ellicott City, Md.) scored at the 4:01 mark to build a 6-0 lead before Jackie Lundblad got Le Moyne on the board with 21 seconds left in the half.


The Dophins struck first after the break, as Mia Valletta scored on a free position shot, but Florida answered with nine straight goals to put the game away.


Chesterman scored twice more on assists from Bruns, and then Janine Hillier (Farmingdale, N.Y.) finished a pass from Chesterman to put UF up 9-2. Two more goals by Cullen and a goal from Caroline Cochran (Annapolis, Md.) gave the Gators a 10-goal lead with 12:21 to play.


Dashiell and Hillier each scored their second goal of the game and Cori Gray (White Hall, Md.) capped the scoring for UF with just over three minutes left in regulation. Kamide Gabrielle scored one more for Le Moyne with 13 seconds on the clock for the final margin of 15-3.


The defensive group of Katie Ciaci (Northport, N.Y.), Sam Farrell (Millersville, Md.), Haydon Judge (Chestertown, Md.), Jamie Reeg (Atlantis, Fla.) and Kayla Stolins (Glen Arm, Md.) was able to shut down the Dolphins from the start and goalie Cara Canington (Bel Air, Md.) made seven saves in the net while allowing just two goals in 52 minutes of action.


The Gators had a season-high 44 shots while Le Moyne had just 19. UF controlled 15 draws to the Dolphins’ nine and Florida had 18 ground balls.


Florida will stay in New York to face Colgate on Sunday at noon.


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