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Gator Lacrosse Defeats Loyola in Overtime

The third ranked Gator lacrosse team beat 23rd ranked Loyola Sunday afternoon in overtime in Gainesville with a final score of 17-16.

Game Recap

Loyola started off the game with a couple of goals in a row. However, the Gators answered back consistently. After a forced turnover from Sabrina Cristodero, Sydney Pirreca was able to score a goal and tie up the game at 4-4.


With just over a minute left in the first half, Caroline Benitez scored a goal for the Gators to tie it up at 7. However, Loyola would score again to take the lead.

A forced turnover and a score from Florida’s Madisyn Kitell with 1:10 remaining tied the game at 16-16.

Florida won the game 17-16 in overtime thanks to a goal from Shayna Pirreca.

Hat Tricks

Shannon Kavanagh and Lindsey Ronbeck each earned a hat trick in today’s game for the Gators. They both ended up scoring more than three goals throughout the game. It was Kavanagh’s first hat trick as a Gator.

What’s Next

The Gators will host Jacksonville on Wednesday night. The game begins at 7 p.m. at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Follow ESPN 98.1 FM – 850 AM WRUF on Twitter for live scoring updates from the game.

About Victoria Rossman

Born and raised at the ballpark! Typically quiet- until it comes to sports. I'm a South Florida native with a passion for baseball nearly as strong as my faith. Grew up in garnet + gold, turned out sporting orange + blue. Likely to be found with a camera. And yes, I take food pictures.

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