The No. 7 Gators lacrosse team will host the Arizona State Sun Devils Sunday at noon.
Gators Lacrosse Look to Continue Offensive Rhythm
The Gators beat Furman 20-9 Tuesday, in their first ever matchup, improving to a 2-2 record.
Florida had their best game of the season against the Paladins, having season highs in points, goals, assists and shots.
After losing to No. 6 Maryland in their last matchup 14-13, the Gators bounced back against the Paladins with four goals each from Emma Lopinto and Danielle Pavinelli. Emily Heller scored two goals as well to help beat the Paladins. Ashley Gonzalez had three assists while Lopinto and Madison Rielly had two.
Maggi Hall had one goal against the Paladins, reaching closer to becoming Florida’s 21st 100-point scorer, currently at 98.
On the the season, Lopinto leads the team with 15 goals and six assists. In addition, Pavinelli has contributed nine goals and five assists, while Hall has eight goals.
Sun Devils Hope to Upset
The Arizona State Sun Devils will look to upset the Gators in their second ever matchup.
The Sun Devils are coached by Taryn VanThof, a former assistant coach for the Gators, in her first season at Arizona State.
Heading into the game Sunday, the Sun Devils are 1-2 after losing their last two. Freshman Teagan Ng is the one to watch, as she leads the team in scoring and points (7). Ng has also had two hat tricks this season.
In the Pac-12, goalie Katie Vahle is third in saves (24) and fourth in save percentage (51%). Against No.25 Penn State, Vahle had a career high 16 saves.
Last time the Gators faced the Sun Devils, the Gators won 20-9 at the Donald R. Disney Stadium.
Gators High Scoring Equals Wins
When the Gators score at least 14 goals, they are 168-2 in program history. The Gators have reached that mark twice in four games this season.
The Gators will face the Sun Devils Sunday at noon.