GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The No. 8 ranked Gators (5-2) dominated on both sides of the ball in an 18-5 rout over the Colgate University Raiders (1-5) Tuesday night at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Danielle Pavinelli opened the scoring for the Gators and the floodgates opened from there; where the Gators led 12-3 at the half.
Madison Waters, Maggi Hall and Emily Heller all netted two goals apiece. Pavinelli, Paisley Eagan, Emma LoPinto, Kaitlyn Davies, Janine Suris, Sarah Mackey, Ashley Gonzalez, Jill Quigley, Gianna Monaco, Ava Tighe, Tayler Warehime and Kelly Schluederberg all scored one goal each for the Gators.
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Goaltender Sarah Reznick anchored the defense in the first half, allowing only three goals and saving six shots. Elyse Finnelle played most of the second half in goal, with four saves and two goals allowed. Sara Grove played the final few minutes in goal, allowing none.
Six Gators tallied assists in the contest, with LoPinto leading the way with three. Warehime and Monaco provided two, while Whitney Albert, Macy Zaban and Waters each had one.
Pavinelli, Becky Browndorf, Emily Lortz and Finnelle each forced two turnovers in the Gator’s dominant performance on defense.
The Gators look to carry their momentum into their opening game of American Athletic Conference play when they travel to take on No. 7 James Madison on Saturday. The game is set to begin at 12 p.m.