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UF: Gators-Owls Set for Marquee AAC Matchup

via UF press release, by Katie Callahan

The winner of Saturday’s game will clinch at least a share of the AAC Regular Season Championship.

GAME NOTES

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The 10th-ranked Florida lacrosse team returns home on Saturday to take on the Temple Owls with the AAC Championship on the line.

Opening draw is set for 12 p.m. on YouTube. In the latest IWLCA/ILWomen Top-25 Poll, the Owls were receiving votes, while Florida stayed steady at No. 10 for the fourth-straight week.

No. 10 Florida vs. RV Temple Live Stream

With a win on Saturday, either team can clinch at least a share of the AAC Championship. It would be Florida’s third regular season AAC championship in three complete seasons and would be the 11th-straight year that the Gators hoist the regular season trophy.

The Gators and the Owls are meeting for the 13th time in program history, with Florida holding the 12-0 series advantage. The last time these two teams faced off, UF topped Temple 19-4 in the AAC Championship game on May 8, 2021 in Gainesville, Fla.

In its last contest, Florida defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores 18-6 in league play, while Temple won its matchup against East Carolina, 15-10.

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Scouting the Owls

  • Temple sits 10-4 overall in the 2022 campaign and 3-0 in league play. The Owls are currently receiving votes in the IWLCA/ILWomen Top-25 poll and are 0-3 against ranked opponents coming into Saturday’s matchup
  • Florida holds the 12-0 series advantage over Temple, including a 5-0 record in Gainesville, Fla.
  • Through 14 games, Belle Mastropierto (40g, 16a), Quinn Nicolai (43g, 9a), Mackenzie Roth (20g, 32a), Riley McGowan (27g, 1a) and Camryn Zavacky (4g, 16a) are leading the way offensively
  • Mastropietro, Maddie Barber and Katie Shallow are leading the way in the draw circle, with 77, 43 and 32 draws, respectively
  • On the defensive end, Shallow has a team-high 27 caused turnovers, followed by 14 from Barber and 12 from Mastropietro
  • Annie Carroll (10-3) has seen a majority of minutes in the cage for Temple, posting 98 saves with a .415 save percentage in her 777:30. Taylor Grollman (0-1) has also seen time between the pipes, recording 12 saves with a .632 save percentage in her 44:18

Florida vs. Temple Statistical Comparison

Florida< |=””>>>>Temple
217Goals185
109Assists80
197Draw Controls195
225Groundballs232
133Caused Turnovers105
425Shots414
335Shots on Goal320
.511Shot Percentage.447
120Saves112
.467Save Percentage.424

National Spotlight

  • Through 14 games in the 2022 season, the Gators are ranked in the Top-35 nationally in 12 categories:
    • Shooting percentage (4th | .511)
    • Assists per game (8th | 7.79)
    • Scoring margin (11th | 5.71)
    • Points per game (12th | 23.29)
    • Turnovers per game (14th | 12.29)
    • Scoring offense (14th | 15.50)
    • Caused turnovers per game (16th | 9.50)
    • Free position percentage (16th | .500)
    • Scoring defense (17th | 9.92)
    • Save percentage (24th | .467)
    • Shots on goal per game (27th | 23.93)
    • Clearing percentage (39th | .875)
  • The following Gators are ranked in the Top-50 nationally:
    • Maggi Hall
      • Shot percentage: 9th | .614
    • Emma LoPinto
      • Assists: 32nd | 24
      • Assists per game: 34th | 1.71
      • Goals: 35th | 44
      • Points: 19th | 68
      • Points per game: 20th | 4.86
      • Shot percentage: 11th | .595
    • Danielle Pavinelli
      • Free position goals per game: 26th | 0.93
      • Free position percentage: 6th | .722
      • Goals: 26th | 48
      • Goals per game: 26th | 3.38
      • Points: 19th | 68
      • Points per game: 20th | 4.86
      • Shots per game: 50th | 6.36
      • Shots on goal per game: 28th | 5.29
    • Sarah Reznick
      • Goals against average: 12th | 9.84
      • Saves percentage: 18th | .476
    • Emma Wightman
      • Caused turnovers per game: 15th | 1.86

No. 10 Florida vs. Temple Broadcast Information
Time & Date: 
Saturday, April 22 | 12 p.m.      
Live Stream: YouTube 
Live Stats: Statbroadcast

Series Information – No. 10 Florida vs. Temple
Owls | 2022 season: 10-4, 3-0 AAC

  • This is the 13th meeting between the Gators and the Owls
  • Florida leads 12-0
  • Home: 5-0 | Away: 5-0 | Neutral: 2-0
  • Last Time Out: May 8, 2021 | Gainesville, Fla. | W, 19-4 

Quick Facts

  • Florida is going for its 11th-straight regular season conference championship on Saturday
  • The Gators have not dropped a conference game since April 18, 2015 and have not lost a regular season conference game since that same day
    • That’s 55 games overall and 43 regular season games that Florida has won in conference
  • Florida is 9-0 this season against teams not ranked in the IWLCA/ILWomen Top-25 poll
  • When scoring at least 14 goals, the Gators are 160-2 (.988) in program history
  • In the confines of Donald R. Dizney Stadium, Florida is 112-21 (.842) in program history
  • Streaking: Sarah Reznick has recorded a save in 43-straight games, tied for the second-longest streak in program history
  • StreakingDanielle Pavinelli has registered a point in 17-straight games
  • StreakingEmma LoPinto has tallied a point in 11-straight games
  • StreakingEmily Heller has recorded a draw control in 14-straight games
  • StreakingLiz Harrison has recorded a draw control in 11-straight games   

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