Gilroy, Gators roll past Stony Brook
Published: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 5:12 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 5:12 p.m.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. — Shannon Gilroy dished out a program-record six assists and recorded a career-high nine points to lead the No. 5 Florida lacrosse team to a 14-1 victory over the No. 13 Stony Brook Seawolves on Saturday afternoon at LaValle Stadium. Freshman Caroline Fitzgerald also tied a program record, causing four turnovers to lead Florida defensively.
“We were slow to start today and we had some midfield turnovers that we need to eliminate in the future, but I thought we responded well," Florida coach Amanda O'Leary said.
The Gators (5-1) started the game slowly, scoring just one goal in the first 14 minutes, but Sammi Burgess found the back of the net with 5:57 left in the first half to provide the spark that the offense needed. Florida closed the first half with four goals and picked up where they left off in the second half, shutting out Stony Brook 9-0 in the second stanza.
Gilroy led the Gators with nine points, followed by Devon Schneider and Mollie Stevens with three points each, while Burgess scored twice. In addition to her four caused turnovers, Fitzgerald also picked up a career-high four ground balls. Cara Canington spent a season-high 60 minutes in the cage, tallying 11 saves.
UF's Sydney DuPre set a new career high with three draw controls while Nora Barry notched one goal, one draw control and one caused turnover and Lauren Lea tallied a goal and a ground ball. Sam Darcangelo also had a score for the Gators.
Florida will continue its two-game road swing on Tuesday at 1 p.m. when they face No. 7 Loyola.
Stony Brook drops to 3-2.