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UF Lacrosse: Gators Topple Commodores in Weather Delayed Matchup

Courtesy of University Athletic Association

BY KATIE CALLAHAN

Two weather delays did not bother the ninth-ranked Florida lacrosse team as the squad handed Vanderbilt its first conference loss, topping the Commodores 17-7 on Friday evening at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.

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The Gators remain undefeated in conference play, moving to 7-0 in the AAC and 10-2 overall, while Vanderbilt drops to 11-3 overall and 6-1 in conference play.

Once again, Florida had a plethora of goal scorers on the evening, with Brianna Harris leading the way with five goals – tying her career-best mark. Shannon Kavanagh added a hat trick of her own with three goals, while Grace Haus, Paisley Eagan, and Danielle Pavinelli each notched two goals apiece in the game.

Maggi Hall, Ashley Gonzalez, and Shelton Sawers each found the back of the cage once for Florida.

Kassidy Bresnahan and Haus both dished out two helpers in the game – the two assists are a career-best mark for Bresnahan. Hall, Harris, and Kavanagh each added an assist of their own in the game.

Florida dominated the draw circle, coming up with 18-of-26 draws on the evening. Kavanagh posted a season-high 11 draw controls in the game, followed by six from Eagan.

The Gators held Vanderbilt to just 7-of-17 shooting, and the trio of Cara Trombetta, Kaitlyn Dabkowski, and Emma Wightman kept three of the top scorers for the Commodores to just 2-of-8 shooting on the day.

Florida recorded 10 caused turnovers as a team, led by two apiece from Becky Browndorf and Wightman.

Haus and Sarah Reznick each registered a team-high three groundballs, while Wightman and Eagan each posted two on the evening.

Reznick was once again lights-out in the cage, coming up with six saves and allowing only four goals for a .600 save percentage.

The Gators close out the series with Vanderbilt on Sunday at 11 a.m. The game will serve as Florida’s Senior Day for the eight graduating seniors. Should Florida win on Sunday, the team would clinch at least a share of the regular season AAC Championship.

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