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LAX: Gators earn #6 overall seed, will host second round of NCAA Tournament

Photo via Twitter.com/GatorsLax

The Big East Conference champions found out their NCAA Tournament fate Sunday night.

Florida, which hasn’t lost a conference game since 2015 (33 straight wins), will begin it’s quest for a national title in the second round as the number six overall seed.

The Gators are the last seed to have a first round bye and will face the winner of the Jacksonville (16-3) – Colorado (13-5) matchup set for Friday at 4:00 PM.

Photo via NCAA.com

The Gators will play on Sunday, and regardless of who wins the opening round tilt, UF should have some familiarity with their opponent. Florida defeated Colorado to kick off the season by a 16-9 margin and later in the year topped Jacksonville 16-5.

Florida is led by the Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Lindsey Ronbeck; the Big East Midfielder of the Year, Sydney Pirreca; and the Big East Goalkeeper of the Year, Haley Hicklen.

Florida head coach Amanda O’Leary has guided the Gators to the postseason in each of the last with seasons including a Final Four berth in 2012.

Stay tuned with The Gator Chomp Blog as Florida makes it’s run through postseason play in it’s quest for the program’s first National Championship.

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