The Gators will host the Monarchs at Donald R. Dizney Stadium after returning from a three-game road trip.
Last Time Out
Florida enters the game with confidence after opening conference play with a 19-12 victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats, earning their sixth-straight win. Meanwhile, Old Dominion began league play with a loss to East Carolina 14-11.
Against Cincinnati, the Gators were led by five goals from Emma LoPinto. Danielle Pavinelli followed with another four of her own, and Maggi Hall gained her fifth hat trick of the season with three goals. Paisley Eagan added another two goals for Florida, with Josie Hahn, Emily Heller, Sarah Mackey, Ashley Gonzalez and Bella Palagonia each registering a goal of their own.
Florida won 19 draws on the day, led by five from Emily Heller and three from Pavinelli and Harrison. Pavinelli recorded a career-high five assists, followed by LoPinto who tallied two assists in the win. LoPinto also picked up a career-high and team-high three groundballs, with two apiece from Tydings and Catherine Flaherty.
A Look at the Monarchs
The Gators will meet with the Monarchs for the third time in program history. Florida holds a 2-0 series advantage over Old Dominion. In their last game on April 25, 2021, the Gators came out on top 17-4.
Old Dominion currently holds a 5-8 record, with wins over Radford, Longwood, Delaware State, Niagara and Howard.
— ODU Lacrosse (@ODULacrosse) April 4, 2022
Meanwhile in the draw circle, Caroline Shaefer and Stratton lead the way with 52 and 28 draws.
Additionally, Lauren Carey has a team-high 18 turnovers, followed by Maria Rekus (14) and Katie McGrain (10). Jenna Peccia has seen a majority of minutes in the cage for the Monarchs, posting 143 saves and recording a .493 save percentage.
Gators in the National Spotlight
Florida is now No. 10 in the ILWomen/IWLCA poll after eight weeks of play.
Through 12 games in the 2022 season, the Gators rank in the Top-35 nationally among nine categories:
- shooting percentage (4th | .503)
- assists per game (9th | 7.58)
- turnovers per game (11.92)
- points per game (15th | 22.50)
- caused turnovers per game (16th | 9.58)
- scoring margin (17th| 4.67)
- offensive scoring (19th | 14.92)
- defensive scoring (24th | 10.25)
- shots on goal per game (32nd | 23.33)
The following Gators are ranked in the Top-50 nationally:
- Maggi Hall – Shot percentage: 6th | .625
- Emma LoPinto – Assists: 18th | 23, Assists per game: 25th | 1.92, Goals: 50th | 33, Points: 16th | 56, Points per game: 24th | 4.67, Shot percentage: 30th | .569
- Danielle Pavinelli – Assists: 48th | 17, Free position goals per game: 16th | 1.00, Free position percentage: 4th | .750, Goals: 12th | 43, Goals per game: 18th | 3.58, Points: 11th | 60, Points per game: 15th | 5.00, Shots per game: 42nd | 6.58, Shots on goal per game: 21st | 5.42
- Sarah Reznick – Goals against average: 23rd | 10.44, Saves: 45th | 90, Saves percentage: 42nd | .446
- Emma Wightman – Caused turnovers per game: 16th | 1.83
— Gators Lacrosse (@GatorsLAX) April 8, 2022