Roundup: Lacrosse halts Stony Brook


Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11:49 p.m.

The No. 6/5 Florida lacrosse team handed Stony Brook its second loss of the season with a 17-4 win in the first-ever matchup between the two teams on Wednesday at the Donald R. Dizney Stadium. The win lifts the Gators to 7-2 (0-0 ALC) for the season, and drops the Seawolves to 5-2 (0-0 America East).

“I thought they did a great job, our offense, of executing what Caitlyn (McFadden) and Erica (LaGrow) put forth,” head coach Amanda O'Leary said. “They went hard, they were on a mission, and I think they accomplished that.”

Junior Caroline Chesterman upped her career-high for goals in a game after scoring five of the day's goals, along with one assist. Fellow junior Brittany Dashiell and freshman Nora Barry contributed three goals and one assist each, while junior Kitty Cullen extended her scoring streak to a program-best 33 consecutive games with at least one point and seven consecutive games with an assist after scoring two goals and two assists.

Junior Gabi Wiegand also contributed two goals and two assists, junior Ashley Bruns contributed one goal and two assists, and freshman Shannon Gilroy joined in on the action with one goal as well. Junior goalkeeper Cara Canington recorded three saves in her first complete game of the season.

SOFTBALL: The first game of No. 4 Florida's doubleheader against Chattanooga will not be a game of record for either squad. After two previous lightning delays, the head umpire called the game due to inclement weather in the bottom of the fourth inning with one out, Florida leading 11-0. Because the game was not the required five innings, it will be recorded a “No Game,” meaning no statistics count.

Florida returns to action at home this weekend with a three-game conference series versus South Carolina beginning Friday.

BASEBALL: The exhibition game between the top-ranked Gator baseball team (16-1) and the Ontario Blue Jays at McKethan Stadium was cancelled due to lightning and heavy thunderstorms.

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