The No. 2 ranked Florida Gators women’s lacrosse team is excited to get back to their winning ways as they are set to go head-to-head with the Vanderbilt Commodores in Gainesville this Saturday, March 26, at noon. The showdown is set to take place at Donald R. Dizney Stadium as the unranked Commodores take on the second best team in the land.
The Gators fell to the No. 1 ranked Maryland Terrapins last Saturday 14-4 and are looking to bounce back. Certain corrections need to be made such as dominating time of possession on the offensive end, Head Coach Amanda O’Leary mentioned at her press conference on the 21st of March. She also went on to say the game against Maryland was a great opportunity for the program.
Florida’s strength of schedule is impressive within itself having played three top-five teams, having only lost once. The Gators are accustomed to taking on some of the nations very best as they have beaten a total of six ranked opponents in 2016, three of which on the road.
Although Vanderbilt is not a top-tier team the Gators are built to take every opponent seriously especially a conference competitor. The team did not have practice on March 20th to get much needed rest and got back to work on Monday having practiced and watched film.
Team leader and superstar Mollie Stevens is looking forward to Saturday’s game. The young phenom continues to get better and has the ability to impact a game in so many aspects whether on draws or attack.
— Gator Lacrosse (@GatorsLAX) March 22, 2016
Former Gator standout Shannon Gilroy is on the Vanderbilt coaching staff. Coach O’Leary stated that should make for a good homecoming. The Commodores are well coached and the match-up will be interesting to keep an eye on.