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Wednesday March 12, 2014Gators Tie Three Program Records in Win Over Winthrop

Gainesville, Fla.

Shannon Gilroy and the No. 4 Florida lacrosse team tied three program records during their 21-5 defeat of Winthrop on Wednesday evening at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Gilroy scored four free-position goals, which tied the Florida record most FPGs in a single game. As a team, the Gators scored seven free-position goals and turned the ball over just five times, tying both program single-game records.

 

Florida took control quickly, cruising to a 9-1 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game. Gilroy led all scorers with five points, and a total of 11 Gators found the back of the net. After working their way to a 17-3 lead before halftime, the Gators slowed the pace of the game in the second stanza, outscoring the Eagles 4-2.

 

NUMBERS OF NOTE

·         Shannon Gilroy scored five goals, four of which were free-position goals. Gilroy tied the program record for FPGs in a game, making this the fifth program record she has set or tied this season.

·         Taylor Bresnahan picked up a season-high six draw controls, while also contributing a goal, an assist, a ground ball and a caused turnover.

·         Devon Schneider notched three goals off three shots.

·         Sammi Burgess tallied two goals and an assist for three points, while also picking up a ground ball.

·         Carli Marsh tied her season high of two goals and also recorded a ground ball and a caused turnover.

·         Chloe O’Haire notched a season-high two goals and picked up a draw control.

·         Mollie Stevens tallied two goals and two ground balls for the Gators.

·         Nora Barry contributed a goal, two draw controls, a ground ball and a caused turnover.

·         Angela Flister recorded her first start of the season and also scored her first goal of the year. Flister also notched two ground balls and a caused turnover.

·         Darcy Messina scored a goal and dished out an assist to finish the night with two points.

·         Carly Ross tallied a goal and a caused turnover.

·         Lauren Lea dished out an assist, picked up two draw controls and caused her first turnover of the season.

·         Alex Puller picked up a season-high three draw controls, while tallying an assist and a ground ball.

·         The Gators scored seven free-position goals, tying a program single-game record which was set against High Point on Feb. 15, 2014.

·         Florida committed a season-low five turnovers, also tying the program single-game record.

·         Florida held Winthrop to just 10 shots, a season low for Gator opponents.

 

RECORDS

Florida improves to 8-1 on the season, while Winthrop moves to 2-4 for the season.

 

SERIES UPDATE

This was the first meeting between Florida and Winthrop, with the Gators taking a 1-0 advantage.

 

MANDEE’S MINUTE

“It was another great team win tonight; I thought Winthrop came out and competed really hard. Again we saw lots of different scorers for us. I thought Taylor (Bresnahan) played really well. She did well defensively, on the draw and transitioning the ball into the offensive end.”

 

Next up, the No. 4 Gators will travel to face No. 3/2 Syracuse on Saturday, March 15 at 12 p.m.

 

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