Saturday February 23, 2013No. 3 Florida Lacrosse Set To Host UAlbany Sunday at Noon
The No. 3 University of Florida lacrosse team will wrap up its three-game homestand with a noon matchup against the University at Albany on Sunday. The Gators are currently 5-0 on the season and look to extend their home win streak to 13 games at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.
UF is coming off a 16-4 win over UC Davis on Friday night. Senior attack Ashley Bruns (Ellicot City, Md.) scored six points off four goals and two assists while four other Gators had two goals apiece. Goalies senior Mikey Meagher (Liverpool, N.Y.) and freshman Mary-Sean Wilcox (Lutherville, Md.) had a combined eight saves on 15 shots.
UAlbany begins the 2013 season in search for its third consecutive America East Conference Tournament title in as many seasons. The team returns seven starters that won the conference title as the four seed, who upended number two seed Boston University in the semifinals and the number one seed Stony Brook in the finals en route to their second consecutive conference title and NCAA Tournament appearance. The Sunday matchup will mark the start to their 2013 season.
Senior Rachael Burek and sophomore Maureen Keggins return to lead the UAlbany attack, bringing back a combined 46 goals from last season Burek returns as a all-conference second team member, having tallied 35 goals and seven assists. Junior Anna Berman returns in the cage, holding 30-6 record in two seasons and has 191 saves in her career and a .406 saves percentage. UAlbany is also receiving votes in both major polls coming into Sunday’s contest.
Game Day Promotions vs. UAlbany
Disney at Dizney: Wear your favorite Disney costume in this theme day at the park. There will be Disney coloring sheets, a costume contest for kids at halftime and Disney music will be played throughout the day.
Lacrosse Club Day
Junior Gator Announcer: One lucky fan, 12 and under, will get the chance to call the opening draw
**Lacrosse Posters, Schedule Cards and Key Tags will also be available at the marketing table**
The Gators and Great Danes have met once before, in the 2012 NCAA first round where the Gators narrowly escaped with a 6-4 win at Dizney Stadium. Shannon Gilroy (Northport, N.Y.) chipped in two goals to help lead Florida in the effort. Defense was key in the matchup, as both teams only took a combined 23 shots in the game.
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