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Final: Florida 11, Stony Brook 10

After several frustrating matches against top-five programs, the Florida lacrosse team finally earned a top-20 victory.

The Gators had lost six straight against ranked opponents, with the only victory being a road win versus Colorado in the season opener.

Florida took down the SeaWolves of Stony Brook on Saturday by an 11-10 final.

Almost six minutes into the game, Lindsey Ronbeck opened the scoring to put the Gators ahead 1-0. The two teams traded scores through most of the first half with the score being tied at four at intermission.

A pair of Gators goals within one minute of play put Florida up 6-4. The Gators also held an 8-5 advantage with just over 22 minutes in regulation.

The SeaWolves fought back and tied the game up in less than five minutes.

Shannon Kavanagh buried a pair of goals to put Florida up 10-8 and Sydney Pirreca scored between SBU goals for the final score of 11-10.

Fast stats:

  • Shannon Kavanagh tied a career high with five goals to lead the effort.
  • Lindsey Ronbeck added two goals for Florida.
  • The Gators were outshot 31-23.
  • Haley Hicklen made a whopping 15 saves to keep Florida in the game.

What’s next:

Florida’s run of four straight Top-20 games comes to an end. The Gators will host Brown on Tuesday with the opening draw slated for 7:00 PM from Donald R. Dizney Stadium.

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