Roundup: Lacrosse makes history in rout


Published: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 12:21 a.m.

Freshmen Nicole Graziano, Nora Barry and Taylor McCord combined for 17 points to lead No. 4 Florida lacrosse to its highest goal total and first-ever shutout, in a 29-0 win over Fresno State. With the win, Florida improves to 11-2, while the Bulldogs fall to 2-6.

“It was really about people who haven't needed to step up really needing to today, and I thought they did that,” Florida coach Amanda O'Leary said. “Obviously, Nicole Graziano did a great job. It was fun to see Nora play on the attacking end and only on the attacking end, but defensively I thought we played really well.

“I thought Mikey Meagher came up with some big ground balls in the first half to get us jump started in transition. I'm just really pleased overall.”

The Gators look to continue their seven-game winning streak on Sunday against No. 10 Penn State at 1 p.m.

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD: Sophomore multi-event athlete Brittany Harrell sits in fourth place overall after the opening day of competition at the 85th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays.

Harrell turned in two all-time career bests and one outdoor personal record on Wednesday in the first four events of the women's heptathlon, scoring 3,309 points heading into today.

“We knew coming into today that Brittany was going to do big things this week,” Florida head coach Mike Holloway said. “In her training and during competition last weekend at UCF, she showed she was ready for a strong performance at the Texas Relays.”

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