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UF: Nine Gators Score, #3 Florida Routs Marquette on the Road

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via press release – photo via UF web site   Box Score Milwaukee, Wis. – The University of Florida women’s lacrosse team (10-2, 4-0) put away the Marquette Golden Eagles (4-8, 2-2) with ease on Wednesday afternoon, 21-7. Nine different Gators scored a goal, and Florida’s defense limited Marquette to 19 shots while forcing 16 out of 22 Golden Eagle turnovers. The Gators would utilize a 7-0 run early in the game, and a 9-0 run between the first and second half to build a commanding 17-4 lead before beginning to bring in second and third-lines. Wednesday’s game was the second game in a row that every Gator who was available to play saw playing time. Sophomore attacker Lindsey Ronbeck tied her career-high with seven points (five goals, two assists), while Sammi Burgess (two goals, four assists) and Madisyn Kittell (three goals, three assists) each contributed six points. Burgess tied her career-high and tied the Florida single-game record with four assists, all in the first half. Kittell’s three goals and assists were both career-highs. The seven goals scored by Marquette were its fewest in conference play this season. Entering Wednesday’s contest, the Golden Eagles ranked first in the BIG EAST in scoring (17.33 goals per game). With five caused turnovers, senior Caroline Fitzgerald set a career-high and tied the Florida single-game record. Fellow defenders Taylor Bresnahan and Cara Trombetta both added a pair of caused turnovers, with Bresnahan also compiling three ground balls and two draw controls. Sophomore goalkeeper Haley Hicklen earned her 10th victory of the season, with seven saves and a .583 save percentage. Record-Setting Afternoon The following Gators either set or tied their career-highs against Marquette: * = Tied the Florida single-game record Records: No. 3 Florida: 10-2 (4-0) Marquette: 4-8 (2-2) Notable:
  • Caroline Fitzgerald is just four ground balls away from being Florida’s all-time leader (142).
  • Sammi Burgess needs four more points to become the fifth Gator to amass 200 career points.
  • Burgess is also just four assists away from breaking the UF single-season assist record of 31.
  • #PirrecaPower: Pirreca sisters Shayna and Sydney have combined to score 30% (58/195) of Florida’s goals this season.
  • The Gators have won 15 straight BIG EAST games dating back to the 2015 season.
  • With seven saves today, Haley Hicklen has surpassed 100 saves on the season (105).
O’Leary’s Insight: “A true team effort today. Everyone who was eligible to play saw time on the field. It is never easy traveling such a distance mid-week, but our team stepped up and played very well. I’m really proud of our effort on the defensive end, especially being able to force turnovers without fouling. Everyone worked hard in our ride and we had quite a few players see success on the offensive end. A great day for Florida Lacrosse.” Up Next The Gators return home to Donald R. Dizney Stadium on April 8 for a noon tilt with the Cincinnati Bearcats (5-6, 1-2). Follow the Gators #FLax Twitter Instagram Facebook