The Florida lacrosse team (9-2, 3-0) will face off against Big East foe Marquette University (4-7, 2-1) Wednesday afternoon.
This meeting will be the third between the two teams. With a win, the Gators could improve the series record to 3-0. In their most recent contest (April 13, 2016), the Gators won 15-5.
Florida is off to an impressive start in conference play, winning their first three Big East games by a margin of 27 goals. The number three team in the country is also riding a 14-game win streak in conference play. Adding to the feat, the Gators are also the only team in the NCAA to have three players with at least 45 points (Sammi Burgess, Shayna Pirreca and Mollie Stevens).
Marquette has their work cut out for them. They will rely heavily on their offense as they are averaging nearly 13 goals per game. The offense could give Florida a run for their money as the Gators are allowing 10.6 goals per game. However, their defense could be their downfall — the Golden Eagles are allowing almost 14 goals per 60 minutes.
- Sammi Burgess is 10 points away from becoming the fifth Gator to achieve 200 career points.
- Burgess is also only eight assists from becoming the single season leader in assists.
- Caroline Fitzgerald is six ground balls away from Florida’s all-time leader (142).
When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 1 pm Eastern
Where: Valley Fields at Marquette University
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