Roundup: UF advances to WNIT semis
Published: Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 11:50 p.m.
HARRISONBURG, Va. – Freshman Sydney Moss scored a game-high 27 points, junior Jaterra Bonds added 20, including the last four points from the free throw line with 23.4 seconds remaining, and Florida marched into the semifinals of the WNIT after its 85-80 win Saturday over James Madison.
In a game that featured 16 lead changes and 10 tied scores, the Gators (22-14) overcame their lone senior Jennifer George fouling out with 8:25 remaining and sophomore Kayla Lewis leaving the game with an injury with 15:59 to play and having just six players to finish the contest against James Madison (25-11).
“Our team is playing with a tremendous amount of determination and heart,” UF coach Amanda Butler said. “I'm just so proud of their toughness. ”
Florida next plays at Drexel (26-10) on Wednesday in the national semifinals.
Men's swimming: Florida finished the season with a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships at the IU Natatorium. The Gators collected a national title (800 Free Relay: Pawel Werner, Sebastien Rousseau, Marcin Cieslak, Dan Wallace) and 38 All-America honors in the three-day meet.
It was the 14th consecutive year that Florida has finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships, all coming under current coach Gregg Troy.
Finishing the NCAA Championships with three second-place finishes in as many events was Cieslak.
Michigan won the meet, with Cal finishing second.
Lacrosse: No. 10 Penn State defeated No. 2 Florida 16-11 in State College.
The Gators (13-1, 1-1 ALC) struggled in the second half, as Penn State (7-3, 2-0) outscored the Gators in the period, 10-2.
UF senior attack Gabi Wiegand led the offense with four points, including a hat trick. Sophomore midfielder Shannon Gilroy, senior midfielder Brittany Dashiell and senior attack Ashley Bruns all chipped in two goals apiece to help the Gators score 11 goals.
Florida next hosts No. 12 Johns Hopkins starting at noon Saturday.
Women's golf: On the backs of a one-under round of 71 from senior Isabelle Lendl and much lower numbers throughout the rest of the lineup, No. 5 Florida vaulted six spots on the leaderboard to tie for sixth place heading into today's final round at the Bryan National Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C.
Virginia still holds the overall team lead at two-under (574).
Track and field: Five Gator athletes claimed trophies at the North Florida Invitational in Jacksonville.
Caitlin Schuessler won the women's pole vault, Jared Watkins won the men's pole vault, Jayla Bostic won the women's hammer throw, David Triassi won the men's hammer throw and Derek Wehunt won the men's 1,500 meters.
Softball: Visiting Florida and Ole Miss will play a doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. today after Saturday's game was postponed because of rain. Game one will air live on 104.9 FM.