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#3 Florida Dominates #16 Towson In The Cold 13-6

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via press release – photo via UF web site   Photo Gallery by Rob Carr   Box Score TOWSON, Md. – The University of Florida women’s lacrosse team (3-1) triumphed over No. 16 Towson (3-3), 13-6, on the road Sunday afternoon. In a game that was 32 degrees at the opening draw, the No. 3 Gators controlled the game from start to finish, using a 13-8 advantage on the draw to shoot a program-record 47 shots. Senior attacker Sammi Burgess set a career-high with seven points (three goals, four assists) to go along with three ground balls. Also playing well for the Gators was senior attacker Mollie Stevens (3 goals, 1 assist, six draw controls), and freshman midfielder Brianna Harris (two goals, two assists). Playing 57:44 minutes in the cage, sophomore goalkeeper Haley Hicklen earned the victory by turning in seven saves and a .636 save percentage. Florida now leads the all-time series with Towson, 2-0, after beating the Tigers 15-7 last season in Gainesville. Records: Florida: 3-1 Towson: 3-3 Notable:
  • With a caused turnover in the first half, senior defender Taylor Bresnahanbecame the all-time leader at Florida with 71
  • Sitting in third place is senior defender Caroline Fitzgerald, who has 67 after causing one turnover on Sunday
  • #PirrecaPower: Pirreca sisters Shayna and Sydney have accounted for 34% (20/59) of Florida’s scoring through four games this season
  • Against the Towson Tigers, #PirrecaPower accumulated three goals, one assist, three ground balls, one draw control and one caused turnover
  • The Gators have now won nine straight away games dating back to the 2016 season
O’Leary’s Insight: “What a great opportunity for us to come to Maryland and beat an experienced team like Towson in front of a lot of orange and blue in the stands. It took a complete team effort to get the win today, and we’re looking forward to regrouping in the next couple of days to get ready to face a talented Loyola team on Wednesday.” Up Next The Gators will remain in Maryland to take on the Loyola Greyhounds (0-4) on March 8 at 1 P.M. Follow the Gators #FLax Twitter Instagram Facebook    

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