Photo by John W. Robinson

Coming off of four consecutive top-20 opponents, the 17th-ranked Florida Gators lacrosse team was able to take a deep breath during a 22-11 victory over Brown on Tuesday night.

While the Bears struck first in scoring, the Gators would knot the game up behind a Brianna Harris to Madi Hall score.

Before half time, each team would put together runs that lit up the scoreboard at Donald R. Dizney stadium. However, it was the 8-1 run that the Gators closed out the first half with that would shift the momentum of the game. 

Heading into the locker room, four different Gators had scored. Most notably was Lindsey Ronbeck with her five goals in the first half of play. 

Coming out of the intermission, both teams continued to score quick and often. 

Shannon Kavanaugh scored back-to-back goals to increase the Gators’ lead to 14-6. 

While Brown would answer with a goal of their own, the effort wasn’t enough as the Gators poured on another 5-2 run behind Brianna Harris’ two scores. 

The Gators would end the night on a 3-1 run, but not before Brown rallied for a “too little, too late” pair of goals to make the final score 22-11.

While the margin of victory is impressive enough, the number of records broken added an exclamation mark to the win. 

Leading the effort for the Gators was Lindsey Ronbeck who contributed six goals during the victory. She tallied her eighth hat trick or better this season with the effort. 

As for sophomore Shannon Kavanaugh, she tallied her 100th goal of her career becoming the 3rd fastest Gator to do so. 

Brianna Harris also inked her name into the record book as her five assist night broke the single game assist record at Florida. 

Looking forward, the Florida lacrosse team (5-6) visits Temple (3-7) this coming Saturday for a 12 p.m. draw in Philadelphia. 

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