Lacrosse · Spring Sports

#3 Florida defeats #13 Denver for eighth straight win

FINAL: FLORIDA 15, DENVER 8

  1st 2nd OT FINAL
DENVER 3 5 X 8
FLORIDA 9 6 X 15

 

GAINESVILLE, FL-  The #3 ranked Florida Gators lacrosse team defeated the #13 ranked Denver Pioneers 15-8 to improve to 8-1 on the season and 2-0 in Big East play.  Florida has reeled off eight straight wins since a season opening loss to North Carolina.

Denver entered the year as one of the top defensive teams in the country, allowing less than eight goals per game.  Florida’s 15 goals is the most the Pioneers have allowed in a game.

The Pioneers actually led 2-1 after Audrey Schreck scored with 20:39 to play in the first half.  Florida rebounded quick as Mollie Stevens scored just 16 seconds later.  Just over a minute later, Sydney Pirreca put the Gators on top 3-2, and Florida wouldn’t trail again.

Florida jumped out to a 10-3 second half lead, but Denver made a run and scored the next three goals.  Stevens stopped the run scoring an unassisted goal with 13:19 to play.

Stevens led the Gators attack with 5 goals.  Shayna Pirreca finished with 3 scores, while Sammi Burgess, Lindsey Ronbeck, and Sydney Pirreca each added two more tallies.

Schreck scored thee times for Denver and Julia Feiss added two more to the Pioneers scoresheet.

Florida will travel to Maryland to take on the #1 Maryland Terrapins on Wednesday, March 29.

RECORDS:

  • DENVER:                                7-2  (1-1 BIG EAST)
  • FLORIDA:                             8-1  (2-0 BIG EAST)

Team Stats:

  DENVER FLORIDA
SHOTS 27 38
SOG 20 26
SAVES 11 12
DRAW CONTROLS 12 13
TURNOVERS 17 17

What’s Next:

FLORIDA GATORS at #1 MARYLAND TERRAPINS

MARCH 29, 2017 / 2:00 PM

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