Gator Lacrosse Ready to Play 60-minutes Against Cincinnati

Playing an entire 60-minute game is something the Gator lacrosse team has talked about all season. The No. 6 ranked Florida Gators are looking to do just that as they take on the Cincinnati Bearcats. Undefeated in BIG EAST play, the Gators are on the road for their longest trip of the season. They will play the Bearcats on Wednesday starting at noon and then they will head to Denver for a game against the Pioneers on Saturday.

Season So Far

The Gators are 11-3 in regular season play and they’re 6-0 in BIG EAST play. They have a 28-game win streak against BIG EAST opponents with their last loss being 11-10 on the road at UConn back in 2015. This will be the fifth time these schools have played each other and Florida has a perfect record against Cincinnati, 4-0.

The Bearcats are winless in the BIG EAST and their record on the regular season is 6-7. They have a 4-3 record when playing at home. The Bearcats are looking to end their 6-game losing streak as well as pick up their first BIG EAST win.

Hear From Gators Coach

After a big win at home last weekend against the only other undefeated BIG EAST team, Marquette, the Gators are sitting alone at the top of the conference. Even though Florida is pretty confident that they will win the BIG EAST, head coach Amanda O’Leary thinks that this long road trip will still be a good test for the Gators and will also offer a great bonding experience for the players.

Heading into Wednesday’s game, O’Leary says that the Gators have their work cut out for them on the defensive end because of the Bearcats’ offensive power. Again, O’Leary wants her Gator team to take it one 60-minute game at a time.

O’Leary on taking it 60-minutes at a time:

O’Leary on the Bearcats:

BIG EAST Weekly Honors

This past week two Gator freshman picked up BIG EAST weekly honors after last weekends game. Sabrina Cristodero grabbed the BIG EAST defensive player of the week and Shannon Kavanagh earned her first career BIG EAST freshman of the week honor.

Cristodero finished her game against Marquette with a game-high eight draw controls. This was her third overall BIG EAST weekly honor and her first defensive player of the week award in her career.

In the game against Marquette, Kavanagh added to the Gators offense scoring three goals and four assists. She added five draw controls to her season total and was 1 for 1 in free position attempts.

Looking Ahead

Wednesday’s game against Cincinnati will start at noon and Bearcat TV will have a live stream of the game available on their website.

The Gators will then play Denver on Saturday starting at 2 p.m.

About Amanda Cheney

Junior studying telecommunications- news at the University of Florida. Multimedia Sports Reporter for ESPN Gainesville as well as a Multimedia Journalist for WUFT News.

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