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Tuesday March 19, 2013No. 2 Florida Lacrosse Faces Stetson on Tuesday

Gainesville, Fla.

The No. 2 Florida lacrosse team will face first-year program Stetson on Tuesday at Donald R. Dizney Stadium with opening draw set for 6:30 p.m.

 

UF is coming off two wins last week over Lehigh and Oregon to improve to 11-0 overall. Senior attack Gabi Wiegand (Bay Shore, N.Y.) led the Gators with seven points last week on six goals and an assist. Many new faces for the Gators saw action last week, with four newcomers scoring their first career goals and many setting career-highs. The Orange and Blue bested the Mountain Hawks 18-2 last Tuesday before heading west to face Oregon in a 13-5 win on Saturday.  The trip to Oregon marked the furthest west the Gators have ever played. 

 

Another milestone will be achieved in Tuesday’s game for head coach Amanda O’Leary as she coaches in her 300th career game as a head coach.  O’Leary has coached for 18 seasons, four at Florida and 14 at Yale, as she boasts a 219-80 (.732) career record.

Game Day Promotions vs. Stetson

 

Beat Cancer With A Stick Day

 

Dollar Dog Night – Every Tuesday the concessions stands will serve dollar hot dogs until the start of the game.

 

Junior Gator Announcer

 

Campus USA Gator Races

 

Guess the Halftime Score Competition

 

 

 

 

 

Stetson is the third Division I program in the state of Florida, joining UF and Jacksonville who have both added programs in the past decade.  The Hatters are 0-7 coming into the contest and play in the program’s first road game on Tuesday night.  They are led by freshman attack Paige Levesque with nine points (five goals, four assists) and freshman midfielder Danielle Horgan and Mary Kate O’Sullivan with seven points each. O’Sullivan leads with 12 draw controls while freshman defender Rachel Dumas and freshman midfielder Amanda Parker have each picked up 12 ground balls.  Freshman goalie Caili Guilday earned the team’s first ever Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week award on Monday.  She recorded 17 saves against Bryant on March 13 and has split time in the cage with freshman goalie Whitney Meyers this season.

 

Tuesday’s game can be heard live on ESPN 850/900 with Cory Stephens and Kyle Benzion on the call. Online video will be available through GatorZone.com (subscription) and in-game updates provided via Twitter at @GatorZoneLAX. Gametracker live stats will also be available.

 

For all of the latest information on Florida lacrosse, please log on to www.GatorZone.com/lacrosse or also find the Gators on Facebook.

 

 

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