Roundup: Lacrosse plays for ALC title


Florida's Ashley Bruns had three goals during the Gators' 22-4 win over Northwestern on April 20.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer/FILE
Published: Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 12:11 a.m.

Second-ranked Florida goes for its second straight American Lacrosse Conference tournament title at noon Sunday against No. 4 Northwestern (16-2) in Baltimore, Md.

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Florida's Ashley Bruns had three goals during the Gators' 22-4 win over Northwestern on April 20.

Brad McClenny/Staff photographer/FILE

The Wildcats advanced to the ALC Tournament title game for the seventh time in the seven-year history of the event and will look to reclaim the league championship from a Florida squad that broke NU's five-year string of titles.

The Gators (17-1) scored 13 unanswered goals to beat Ohio State (8-10) in an semifinal at Johns Hopkins on Friday. UF routed Northwestern 22-4 last month in Gainesville.

Track and field: Nine Gators turned in 10 top-10 finishes Friday when a small UF contingent competed at the Seminole Twilight at Mike Long Track on the campus of FSU.

Sophomore jumper Marquis Dendy captured the men's long jump title with his leap of 8.00m/26-3 and added to his evening by nabbing a runner-up finish in the triple jump with a mark of 15.49m/50-10.

Fawn Miller, 2011 SEC Champion in the women's javelin, registered a season's best performance by throwing 52.67m/172-9 to finish second heading into the Southeastern Conference Championships.

The Gators swept the hammer throw, as both sophomore Jayla Bostic and Jeremy Postin won their respective events. Bostic tossed a mark of 58.33m/191-4 to best the field while Postin teamed up with fellow Gators Kyle Strawn and David Levin to go 1-2-3 in the event. Postin recorded a mark of 66.08m/216-9, while Strawn and Levin put up marks of 60.71m/199-2 and 57.81m/189-8, respectively.

The No. 1 Florida men and No. 3 women are preparing for the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Missouri's Audrey J. Walton Stadium starting May 9.

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