during the Gators' game against the Johns Hopkins Blue Jays on Friday, May 10, 2019 at UNC Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium in Chapel Hill, NC / UAA Communications photo by Andy Mead

Gator Lacrosse defeat Stetson in all weather conditions

The No. 11 Florida Gators lacrosse team was no match for Stetson on Wednesday evening at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. The Gators’ relentless offensive play led them to a win of 19-5 over Stetson. Scoring in the first 16 seconds of the game, and then again nine seconds later, the Gators asserted their dominance early in the game. Florida only continued to build momentum throughout, posting several team and career-highs.

The Gators now move to 5-4 for the season, meanwhile, Stetson will drop 3-6 in their campaign.

It was a rainy affair, with the game being paused for 45 minutes after just 1:26 minutes of game time. In weather conditions all too familiar to the Gators, they remained unfazed through the remainder of the first quarter, finishing 6-0.

Florida had 12 players score goals, led by Freshmen Emma LoPinto, who put up four. Lo Pinto also posted her fourth hat trick of the season against Stetson. Additionally, Kelly Schluederberg made her first hat trick of the season, posting a career-high of three goals for the gators in the process. Maggi Hall and Danielle Pavinelli both scored two points each for the Gators. A total of 17 players posted career-highs throughout the evening.

Sarah Reznick posted two saves and a .500 save percentage. Reznick has now recorded a save in 38 consecutive games, which is the third-longest streak in program history.

The Gators now hold a 111-21 game win record in their home stadium and are 154-2 in program history when scoring over 14 goals.

Up next, lacrosse hit the road to head to Tempe, Arizona, to take on the Arizona State Devils for the first time in program history. The Devils currently sit at 40th in the country and the game is set to begin Sunday at 1 p.m.

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