Roundup: Lacrosse lashes Temple, 20-3

Published: Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:50 p.m.

The No. 5 Florida lacrosse team took on Head Coach Amanda O’Leary’s alma mater, Temple, in a non-conference matchup at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Every Gator recorded a statistic, as Florida cruised to a 20-3 victory over the Owls. The win lifts Florida to 6-2, while Temple falls to 5-2.

“I think we played a really strong game for all 60 minutes,” said Assistant Coach Erica LaGrow. “Our defenders played a great game; they have been playing at a really high level this season. They have been playing great team defense and our goalkeepers played really well. Two strong halves on the defensive end. Offensively, I think we came out and had to make some adjustments. Temple has a great defense and we had to make some adjustments to that initially, but I think offensively we got ourselves back together and did a good job. We finished a lot of our shots.”

Gabi Wiegand led the team with four goals in the game, and Shannon Gilroy and Brittany Dashiell each recorded three goals and an assist.

“It’s a great feeling, you know, to just come out here and play our game, and have everyone off the bench come in,” said Dashiell. “It was fun, a lot of fun to play.”

Ashley Bruns and Taylor McCord each had two goals and an assist, Caroline Chesterman put up a goal and an assist, and Krista Grabher notched a pair of goals. Colby Rhea, Nicole Graziano and Nora Barry scored the final three goals, Erin Graziano registered two assists, and Kitty Cullen put up an assist as well.

MEN'S GOLF: At Las Vegas, Nev., Florida used solid rounds from freshmen J.D. Tomlinson and Eric Banks to finish the second day of the SH Collegiate Masters with a 295 (+7). For the tournament, the Gators sit in ninth place after two rounds at Southern Highlands.

“The one really positive thing out of today was how our three, four and five guys played well and kept us in the tournament,” said head coach Buddy Alexander. “We’re one good round away from a good showing at a real good tournament and hopefully we can go out tomorrow and put one together.”

Tomlinson was the lone Gator in the red finishing his second round with a one-under 71. Tomlinson got off a quick start making the turn in 34 (-2) thanks to a trio of birdies against a bogey. After a bogey on 10 that dropped him to -1, Tomlinson rallied making birdies on 12 and 13 to get to -3 on the day. Tomlinson gave the three strokes back with a triple on the par-4 15th but responded quickly with a birdie on 16 and a pair of pars to close his day. Tomlinson heads into the final round in a tie for fourth, four strokes behind Logan McCracken of Texas Tech.

Banks finished his second round with a one-over 73. After using a pair of birdies against a pair of bogeys to go out in even-par 36, Banks finished his second nine with eight pars and a bogey to sit in a tie for 32nd overall.

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