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JU/UF Women: Green Out the Gators Monday with @JUWLAX

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via press releases from JU and UF   JU   Game 4: Jacksonville University (0-2) vs. #4 University of Florida (1-1) | Feb. 27, 2017 | D.B. Milne Field | Jacksonville, Fla. | 7 P.M. | @JUWLAX | #JUPhinsUp | Promotions and Policies
  • Green Out the Gators! Wear your JU green
  • Military Appreciation Day
  • Adirondack sideline seating and General Admission is free
  • Free sunglasses to the first 100 fans!
  • D.B. Milne Field policies are no glass, alcohol, coolers, and pets are allowed through gates; service animals are permitted
  • Parking is free
  • Jacksonville University went 13-5 last season and a perfect 8-0 in ASUN Conference play. The Dolphins have won 24 consecutive ASUN regular season games
  • Two Dolphins have taken home weekly ASUN awards in as many weeks, with Hannah Wilcox earning Defensive Player of the Week and Ashtyn Hiron earning Player of the Week
  • Hiron leads the ASUN and is 11th nationally with 3 caused turnovers-per-game
  • Jacksonville’s average of 11.5 turnovers-per-game is tied for lowest in the country with Maryland and Vanderbilt
  • Jacksonville has played well to start the season but has been snake-bitten in the win column. JU has lost both of its games by a goal, matching last season’s total
#UFvsJU series The Sunshine State squads meet for the first time since the 2015 lid-lifter, when Florida won in Jacksonville, 17-8. Wilcox and Danielle Della Rocca each produced a hat trick in the game. UF has won all six meetings. Do You Know the Enemy? The Gators play an enticing challenging schedule, with seven games on the docket against teams currently in the top-20, including a season-opening loss to #1 North Carolina, a Friday night win against #3 Southern California, and games at #2 Maryland, #5 Syracuse, and #7 Stony Brook, the latter of whom JU hosts on Mar. 13. Sisters Shayna and Sydney Pirreca each scored a hat trick against UNC. Previously Ashtyn Hiron scored a career-best five goals and Mariah Cudlipp totaled 14 saves, but Jacksonville University (0-2) fell in a heartbreaker to #15 UMASS (1-2), 14-13, last Sunday at D.B. Milne Field. Coming Soon… Jacksonville continues an eight-game home stand with a contest against Davidson on Mar. 5 at 1 p.m.   UF   GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Fresh off a dominating win over No. 3 Southern California at home, the University of Florida women’s lacrosse team (1-1) will hit the road for the first time in 2017 to take on Jacksonville University (0-2) on Monday night. The opening draw is set for 7 P.M. from D.B. Milne Field in Jacksonville, Fla. Florida and Jacksonville will be meeting for the seventh time, with the Gators holding a 6-0 advantage in the series. The last time these two teams met in 2015, Florida won a 17-8 decision on the road. Florida is coming off a game against Southern California in which it forced the Trojan offense into a UF program-record 24 turnovers. Sophomore goalkeeper Haley Hicklen set a new career high with 13 saves to go along with a .565 save percentage, and senior Mollie Stevens tied her career high with five goals while adding four draw controls and three caused turnovers. Jacksonville has lost its first two games against Ohio State and UMass by a total margin of just two goals. Junior midfielder Ashtyn Hiron (seven goals, two assists) and senior goalkeeper Mariah Cudlipp (15 saves, .469) lead the way for the Dolphins. Head Coach Amanda O’Leary: “We are really looking forward for the opportunity of playing our first road game. Jacksonville is a talented and well-coached team, and they’ve already been involved in a couple close games this season so it will be very important that we stay focused and work together as a team.” No. 4 Florida at Jacksonville Broadcast Information Live Scoring Series Information:
  • Monday’s game will be the seventh meeting between Florida and Jacksonville
  • Florida leads: 6-0
  • Home: 3-0 | Away: 3-0
  • Last time out: Feb. 11, 2015 at Jacksonville | W, 17-8
Quick Facts:
  • In games that start after 6 P.M., Florida has a dominant 31-3 (.912) record
  • Senior attacker Sammi Burgess became just the seventh Gator to register at least 150 career points after scoring five against USC
  • Senior defender Taylor Bresnahan is just three caused turnovers away from passing Shannon Gilroy (70) for most all-time at UF
  • Pirreca sisters Shayna and Sydney have combined to score 48% (12/25) of Florida’s goals this season
  • The Gators have won seven consecutive road games dating back to 2016
Up Next The Gators will travel north to Maryland for a pair of spring break games with No. 17 Towson on March 5 and Loyola on March 8. Follow the Gators #FLax Twitter Instagram Facebook