UF Gators – Stetson Hatters set for Midweek Matchup

via UF press release, by Katie Callahan

No. 11 Florida holds the 3-0 series advantage against Stetson

Game Notes

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The 11th-ranked Florida lacrosse team returns home on Wednesday to face off against the Stetson Hatters in a midweek matchup.

Opening draw is set for 4:30 p.m. at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.

No. 11 Florida vs. Stetson Live Stream

The Gators and the Hatters are meeting for the fourth time in program history, with Florida holding the 3-0 series advantage. Florida won the last matchup 19-7 on March 6, 2021 in DeLand, Fla.

In its last contest, UF used a last-minute comeback to defeat the Drexel Dragons 10-9 in Philadelphia. Stetson fell 14-12 to Gardner-Webb in its last game on Saturday, March 19.

Promotions

  • Wednesday will serve as Florida’s “Beach Day” game
  • Giveaway: FLAX Cooler Slings  

Scouting the Hatters

  • Stetson currently sits at 3-5 in the 2022 campaign, with wins over Winthrop, Presbyterian and Monmouth
  • Through the first eight games of the season, Samantha Paglino (16g, 4a), Jessican Duggan (8g, 9a), Jordyn Humphrey (13g, 2a), Saige-Lyn Gidzinski (7g, 6a) and Camden Firssora (10g) are leading the way offensively for the Hatters
  • Maria Snee, Molly Kearney, Jacklyn Lavoie and Saige Roe are leading the way in the draw circle for Stetson, posting 19, 17, 15 and 12 draws, respectively
  • On the defensive end, Mia Judd has caused 14 turnovers through the eight games
  • Kiera McCarthy is seeing a majority of minutes in the cage for Stetson, posting 57 saves with a .342 save percentage in her 330:00 between the pipes. She sits at 3-4 on the year. Sydney Heimann has recorded 16 saves with a .390 save percentage in her four games played

Florida vs. Stetson Statistical Comparison

FloridaStetson
101Goals94
51Assists29
97Draw Controls106
120Groundballs136
80Caused Turnovers64
218Shots211
162Shots on Goal156
.463Shot Percentage.445
64Saves57
.413Save Percentage.354

National Spotlight

  • Through eight games in the 2022 season, the Gators are ranked in the Top-35 nationally in five categories:
    • Turnovers per game (8th | 11.88)
    • Caused turnovers per game (13th | 10.00)
    • Clearing percentage (19th | .906)
    • Shot percentage (24th | .463)
    • Assists per game (24th | 6.38)
  • The following Gators are ranked in the Top-50 nationally:
    • Becky Browndorf
      • Caused turnovers per game: 29th | 1.67
    • Emma LoPinto
      • Assists: 33rd | 14
      • Assists per game: 34th | 1.75
    • Danielle Pavinelli
      • Free position goals per game: 8th | 1.38
      • Free position percentage: 16th | .733
      • Goals: 28th | 28
      • Goals per game: 20th | 3.50
      • Points: 26th | 37
      • Points per game: 24th | 4.62
      • Shots per game: 36th | 6.62
      • Shots on goal per game: 36th | 5.00
    • Sarah Reznick
      • Goals against average: 44th | 11.60
      • Saves: 48th | 62
    • Emma Wightman
      • Caused turnovers per game: 44th | 1.50

No. 11 Florida vs. Stetson Broadcast Information
Time & Date: 
Wednesday, March 23 | 4:30 p.m.   
Live Stream: YouTube
Live Stats: Statbroadcast

Series Information – No. 11 Florida vs. Stetson
Hatters | 2022 season: 3-5, 0-0 ASUN      

  • This is the fourth meeting between the Gators and Hatters
  • Florida holds the 3-0 series advantage
  • Home: 1-0 | Away: 2-0 | Neutral: 0-0
  • Last Meeting: March 6, 2021 | Deland, Fla. | W, 19-7  

Quick Facts

  • Florida owns an impressive 110-21 (.840) record in the confines of Donald R. Dizney Stadium
  • When scoring at least 14 goals, the Gators are 153-2 (.987) in program history
  • Danielle Pavinelli is on pace to become Florida’s 19th 100-point scorer – she currently sits at 74
  • Streaking: Sarah Reznick has recorded a save in 37-straight games, the third-longest streak in program history   

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