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Gators Welcome Terrapins for Top-10 Matchup

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via UF press release, by Katie Callahan

Opening draw is set for 12 p.m. at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. 

Game Notes

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The seventh-ranked Florida lacrosse team plays host to a Top-10 matchup on Saturday when the No. 6 Maryland Terrapins come to town.

Opening draw is slated for 12 p.m. at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Fans that cannot be in attendance can watch the game on ESPN+ with Sean Salisbury on the call.

No. 7 Florida vs. No. 6 Maryland Live Stream

This is the ninth meeting between the Gators and the Terrapins, with Maryland leading the series 7-1.

Florida is looking to bounce back after dropping its last contest to No. 1 North Carolina 12-5 last Saturday, while Maryland is coming off a midweek win against Drexel.


  • Alumni Reunion Weekend: Join us in welcoming back former Florida Lacrosse players
  • Giveaway: 200 blue shakers
  • Hammock seating in the palm trees closest to the front gate on a first come, first serve basis

Florida in the AAC

  • Through two games in the 2023 season, the Gators are ranked in the Top-5 in the league in six categories:
    • Save percentage (1st | .583)
    • Saves per game (1st | 14.00)
    • Goals per game (4th | 11.00)
    • Points per game (5th | 14.50)
    • Draw controls per game (5th | 11.00)
    • Shot percentage (5th | .379)
  • The following Gators are ranked in the Top-10 in the conference:
    • Emma LoPinto
      • Goals per game: 3rd | 3.50
      • Assists per game: 8th | 1.50
      • Points per game: 3rd | 5.00
      • Shots per game: 6th | 8.00
    • Danielle Pavinelli
      • Assists per game: 2nd | 2.00
      • Points per game: 10th | 3.50
      • Shots per game: 9th | 5.50
    • Sarah Reznick
      • Groundballs per game: 10th | 2.00
      • Save percentage: 1st | .565
      • Saves per game: 1st | 13.00
      • Goals against average: 6th | 10.29

Florida-Maryland Connections

Scouting the Terrapins

  • Maryland is currently ranked No. 6 in the ILWCA/ILWomen Top-25 Poll after starting the season 2-1
  • Through the first three games of the season, Eloise Clevenger (3g, 8a) and Libby May (9g, 1a) have registered 11 and 10 points, respectively. Hannah Leubecker has recorded nine points of her own on eight goals and one assist, while both Jordyn Lipkin (5g, 1a) and Chrissy Thomas (3g, 3a) have each tallied six points in the first three contests
  • Shaylan Ahearn is leading the way for the Terps in the draw circle, coming up with 22 draw controls. Abby Bosco has added 11 of her own in the first three games
  • Defensively, the Terps have totaled 14 caused turnovers as a squad. Clancy Rheude and Kennedy Major each have a team-best three CTs, while Abby Bosco and Aiden Peduzzi have both totaled two caused turnovers to kick off the year
  • In the cage, Emily Sterling has each three decisions for Maryland. She has come up with 20 saves in her 169:16 in the cage, allowing 32 goals. Julia Hammerschlag – former Gator – has seen 10:44 between the pipes, allowing two goals

Quick Facts

  • Gators head coach Amanda O’Leary is the 6th winningest active Division I coach with her .755 winning percentage in 27 seasons (366-119, .755). O’Leary has the 3rd most wins of active Division I coaches with 366 wins. O’Leary is 204-54 (.791) all-time at the University of Florida
  • Florida owns an impressive 117-21 (.848) record in the confines of Donald R. Dizney Stadium
  • When scoring at least 14 goals, the Gators are 167-2 in program history
  • Streaking: Sarah Reznick has recorded a save in 53-straight games, tying the program record set by Mikey Meagher (53 games, 2010-13)
  • Streaking: Danielle Pavinelli has registered a point in 27-straight games and a goal in 25-straight games
  • Streaking: Emma LoPinto has tallied a point in 21-straight games
  • Streaking: Emily Heller had recorded a draw control in 25-straight games, the fourth-longest streak in program history
  • Streaking: Liz Harrison has recorded a draw control in 21-straight games
  • The Gators have four athletes on the cusp of entering the 100-point club this season: Maggi Hall (93), Ashley Gonzalez (86), Paisley Eagan (79) and Emily Heller (65)

No. 7 Florida vs. No. 6 Maryland Broadcast Information
Time & Date: 
Saturday, Feb. 25 | 12 p.m.   
Live Stream: ESPN+ ($)
Live Stats: Statbroadcast

Series Information
Terrapins | 2023 season: 2-1, 0-0 BIG TEN

  • This is the ninth meeting between the Gators and Terrapins
  • Maryland holds the 7-1 series advantage
  • Home: 0-3 | Away: 1-4 | Neutral: 0-0
  • Last Meeting: May 19, 2022 | College Park, Md. | L, 5-18 | NCAA Quarterfinal  

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